3 reasons why you shouldn’t leave your project until the last minute
Last night I had a nightmare. I dreamt that I had to paint black lines on two costumes for a play. The paint wasn’t drying fast enough and I wasn’t sure if the director would like what I had done.
When I woke up I realized it wasn’t a dream. I really have to paint black stripes on red underwear and white underwear. The paint was slow to dry, and I didn’t know if the director would like my idea.
My husband said, “They might look okay from far away.”
I should have given myself more time.
3 reasons why you shouldn’t leave your project until the last-minute
1. The project is taking longer than you expected. I am painting black stripes on fabric. I forgot the fabric has two sides, and I forgot to add in drying time. I stayed up until midnight painting.
2. You realize you don’t have enough supplies to complete the project, and all the stores are closed. I wanted to paint more last night, but I didn’t have enough black paint.
3. You may discover a better way to do the project, but there isn’t enough time to do it. I remembered a method of tie-dying where you paint a wax resist, and then die the fabric. I could have died the stripes into the fabric.
The play is in five days, and the dress rehearsal is tonight. It was nice chatting with you. Now, back to my painting.
Have you ever left something to the last-minute?
Please tell me in the comments.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.