Here’s a confession for you: my best and most favourite kind of procrastination is “planning”. The great thing about it is it looks like you’re doing a thing but you’re actually really not.
I recently warped up to do a tapestry, and the real truth of it is I should just go for it using the materials I have, but I’m always like “oh I need a cartoon, I need better yarn, I need more bobbins”. I really don’t. And I would probably benefit from a bit of playing around, really. I made my first sampler over 2 years ago. It’s kind of awful, and pulls in a lot on the sides, and I don’t think I really “got it”.
The great thing about the Textile Arts program at Capilano is you really don’t get a whole lot of time to think about what you’re doing. So many techniques and projects are smashed in there, you just kinda have to go for it. Now that I’ve been set loose on the world it’s a lot easier to procrastinate.
Life gets in the way, too, though. I recently did a thing that is good for my wallet but bad for my soul: I accepted a full time position. It means paid sick days, paid vacation days, 40 hours a week, stock if I stay married to them forever and probably other things I didn’t read in my rush to sign my life away for a few more dollars. It also means my schedule was changed and I’ve somehow managed to get 2 days off in 14 days. It also means I have to work extra hard to stay positive and to not let rude people get me down. I’m tired of customer service life but can’t seem to find a way out.
On the bright side, spring is here and everything smells fantastic. The Skytrain runs near our apartment (I can hear it but just barely), and there is a section that is like a tube of trees that makes me long for the forest.
I’d like to take this crazy beast for a good walk out in the wilderness. Thinking about cancelling the days I booked off in December to trade them for September. I could go visit my mom and bring this ridiculous monster with me. I can imagine the looks I’d get (I am pretty sure Grande Cache mostly has rugged dogs meant for climbing mountains).