Saturday, May 8, 2010

Staring into space!

You know when you have deadlines, no 15 day grace periods, no window, options?
The rush of completing commissioned work  without compromising the quality, can 
mentally drain the brain! (ex-neigh in the brain-neigh ). In the past two days I have been
working non stop.  I finished the rabbit, and a table that I  refinished  for a good customer.
The table is what drained me, I had to strip away layers of gawdy, mustard yellow paint, off a once
beautiful table. You'll be happy to know it is once again a beautiful table. The reason I'm drainded 
is because the customer called on Monday saying she would pick it up on Saturday...it's my own 
fault though. I once again procrastinated!  Another lesson, one I battle with quite often.  I woke up
this morning and told myself, "you will have this table finished by 3:30 pm. ".  I was off by 30 minutes!

It was time to eat!

And then, I sat down and the adrenalin rush was over.
I stared into 

SPACE!
That blank lifeless stare.  It lasted a good 15 minutes before I came back.
And by the way,  buffing the table by hand with paste wax...is good for "Buff" arms!
Now I'm going to put some life into that blank empty blank stare.

9 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

Ooooo, I can't wait to see the finished work!

LuLu♥

Cobblestone Creations said...

LOL Been there ~ done that!

Do we get to see said table??

Lisa said...

oh the table...I should take the picture before it's picked up! I always forget the before and after shots!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This piece looks intriguing! Can't wait to see it finished. :) Theresa

Gourdqueen said...

I can't wait! I don't know what it's going to be but I do know it will have a sweet face as does all your pieces!
Gourdie

Brenda LaBell said...

Lisa wowzer!! I can't wait to see this one finished, looking fab already!!! I have lots of empty space lately, ughhhh, I need some creative juice. Happy belated Mother's Day!1

Brenda

priti.lisa said...

Hee hee, I hear ya sistah...everything always comes at once it seems...
If it rains it pours
my Nani always said.
At least it's good rain :D

Flora said...

AHAHA Lisa, if you look up procrastination in the dictionary My face would be there too!!!!
I'd LOVE buff arms but lordy isn't there an easier way?LOL!!!Can't wait to see the WIP finished!!!
blessings,Flora

Dustin Pearson Harlan said...

Ah, so you're a refinisher too? I love it! Actually I've gotten to the point where it is only worth it to do my own furniture. I strongly dislike the stripping part, especially since I am not set up to strip on a profesh level. It's all down hill after the stripping though, right? Can't wait to see what you do next!