How Many Projects are Too Many Projects?

Yikes. That’s all I can say is, “Yikes.” When I started going around photographing all the projects I have lined up, waiting for me to start on them, it was kind of scary. Will I ever get to them all? And, if so, *when*? It’s not like I don’t have other stuff I have to do–you know, like deadlines and stuff. And it’s not like I have so much empty space in my house that I need to have projects hanging around to fill it up. Like decorations or something.

See what I mean? These are all garments ready to alter, in most cases already matched with floss and beads and scraps of fabric:

It looks like a total disaster–and, as I admitted, it *is* scary–but it’s also inspiring. Energizing. Motivating: the more things I have to do, the more I want to tackle. I’m willing to spend hours in the evening working on something just so I can finish it and get to the next thing, because The Next Thing is always the most exciting. And then the one after that. And then the one after that! I get inspired just seeing what I’ve got waiting for me.

Is this the way it works for you, too? Or does it work differently? I’d love to hear about it–post a comment and tell us about the process~~


Ricë also blogs at The Voodoo Cafe.


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5 Responses to How Many Projects are Too Many Projects?

  1. Seth says:

    I always have a long list of projects that I work on at the same time. For me this is one of the reasons I have never experienced a creative block — there is always something that I am eager to work on.

  2. Zom says:

    I have project envy.

    I do have 6 or 7 paintings going on at once, with more waiting in my sketchbook. And I do have a pile of clothing waiting to be refashioned, but I haven’t gotten any hand-stitching lined up with floss and ready to go. Feel like sending some of those projects over here? I am in the mood for some hand-stitching.

    • Rice Freeman-Zachery says:

      I think you just need to move next door, my dear. We’d work in the mornings, and then in the afternoons we’d meet up and sit on the porch and stitch. Or sketch (that would be you, as I’m Sketching Impaired).