This week's winner is Linda Starr. Linda has won a set of Modern Glass Links in Bronze from Cindy Gimbrone. Please use the suggestion box to send us your address.
It's been an intense week of deadlines. Orders, finishing illustrating my first picture book and getting submissions together for upcoming magazine deadlines. Amidst all this creativity is this pile of beads on my desk, just waiting. I find there is nothing like a looming deadline to bring out the procrastinator/creator in me. I end up working on a flurry of side projects while working away on the big project. I need to, it's a stress reliever. I used to beat myself up about not staying on task, now I just schedule in the extra time for quick creative excursions. Of course, there is still the late night sessions to get things done on time. I seem to always work up until that deadline, no matter how far ahead I plan. The bead project above is my treat for finishing the book. As soon as I'm done I am going to make the most spectacular necklace!
So what games do you play to meet deadlines or to get projects finished? Do you participate in contests to challenge yourself to get something done? Do you treat yourself if you reach a milestone in a project? Do you splurge on something when you meet a deadline? What are your procrastination busters?
And speaking of treats, I have a little teal bird for one lucky person. All you have to do is leave a comment here to be entered in the drawing! But don't procrastinate, you only have a week to enter!