Why It Always Takes Longer than you Think! Memoir of an Art Project / by Nico Lund

You know what I am talking about. It's that idea you have for something that you can do in between the spaces of your other commitments. It'll only take a minute. It'll be so cool! It'll be a snap! It's usually for a someone as a gift or for that pop-up art fair you just got invited to or just another one of your midnight inspirations.

It happens.

Makings of Asana Cards: Art and Design by Nico Lund

Makings of Asana Cards: Art and Design by Nico Lund

This time I felt I had a really valid excuse for getting my watercolors and creativity out of the box in a time when I should of been studying for my Yoga Teacher Training Final exam. I told myself, "what a great way to study the poses, I'll make a deck of Asana Cards". It'll only take a sec, I'll keep it loose, I won't OCD.

Ha.

I've done this before to myself. However, short term memory of photoshop/illustrator pain strikes again! Oh, Scanning is easy! Cropping, a snap. Adding transliterated Sanscrit with correct punctuation...somebody knock my on the side of my head and put me out of my misery--please!

 I learned once again that the Drawing and Painting was the 'easy' part of the project.

 I learned once again that the Drawing and Painting was the 'easy' part of the project.

And then there's the poor little Papillon who's usually endearing vie for attention has become a nuisance beyond bearability. As the clock ticks between drop-off and pick-up of the kid from school, every minute seems to be cut in half every time I look away from the computer screen. The irony of course is I am making Asana Cards...yoga....it would seem appropriate that I be taking a dose of my own medicine and take some stretch breaks, a little meditation, a walk outside! 

Ha.

An impossibly Sweet one-eyed Distraction Whining for a ball throw ---Not Helping!--

An impossibly Sweet one-eyed Distraction Whining for a ball throw ---Not Helping!--

And so I get to the final stretch, ready to upload to moo.com and send off for printing...think again. Of course I forgot about the 'safe box' and room for the 'bleed' area. Actually, to be truthful, I didn't forget about it, I just told myself I could adjust it easily after and left it at that because I had already started and was -wait for it- Lazy!

Well, that laziness added two to three extra days of modification and a whole other snaffoo caused by faulty file organization! I am sure under my dyed black hair there is a whole new section of silver strands ready to arise!

But alas, I got it done, it's at the printer. Because of the delays I had to pay extra in shipping to get it to arrive when I needed it to. Is there a moral here...yeah, but I don't need to spell it out for you. You know what I am talking about. You've been here before. 

It happens.

Ha.