Monday, October 22, 2012

Unfinished Business.

Have you ever started something and never finished it?  Come on, fess up, you know you have.  We've all done it. I've started several blog posts and they are still sitting in my save box as a 'draft' post. They have titles and a few sentences but for one reason or another I never finished and hit the publish key.  One day I will go back and finish them....maybe. There are other items I have left unfinished. There are a couple of things sitting on my studio table that I started painting but never finished.  They are  unfinished business at this point.  I don't know if I lost direction on what to do with them or maybe I lost interest because the season for them had come and gone.  Sometimes it's because I am stuck on what to do with them; maybe what colors I should use. Whatever the reasons that be, they are still sitting there waiting to be finished. I have to admit at this point I don't want to finish them; and, the thought of having to is like the overwheming urge to run when you know you are going to have to take a big spoon full of yucky medicine.

This cedar box is one example.  I started a Christmas painting on a it couple of years ago but never finished it.  I simply lost interest because I was inspired to start something else.  So, this box found its way to a shelve behind my table. I had good intentions of finishing it sooner but I took a break from everything related to painting and blogging and it continue to sit there and taunt me with its
unfinished message.

Since I've been re-energized to create and paint, I have finally heard it's unfinished message screaming at me. I took it off the shelf, considered the 'unfinished' painting on it and realized I didn't want to finish that unfinished business.  I came up with a new idea and suddenly unfinished business turned into a new inspiration.

Jacz was my inspiration; I've enjoyed painting him this season, he is such a happy character and makes me smile.  I painted him, and a couple of friends, on this box and I'm quite happy with the result. It feels liberating to finish this unfinished business.  Now, I can move on to something new.

How about you? Do you have unfinished business that needs to be completed?  Why not get it done and enjoy freedom from it screaming at you. Trust me, it will be like a breath of freshness when it's no longer unfinished business!

Till Next Time



Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Willa, I love your pumpkin box, prim perfect. Your work is stunning!
hugs, Lecia

Sheila said...

Great post Willa, and yes I'm with you.....there's lot's of unfinished business in my craft room and life in general right now!
Love your "finished" inspiration piece.

PEA said...

Hmmm...unfinished business...oh yes, I must say I have some of those! lol I'm like you, I'll sometimes start on something and then I get distracted by something else and before I know it, that unfinished project has been sitting there for months/years!! I love what you did with the box, it's so perfect as a pumpkin box:-) You've given me inspiration, I must go look in my craft room and see what I can finally finish! xo

Unknown said...

Love your Jacz....any chance of selling patterns of your designs?..

~willa~ said...

Just got the copy right so yes I will be selling the pattern. Stay tuned, I will be giving away a limited amount of patterns soon.

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