Thursday, September 20, 2007
Deadlines: can't live with them, can't live without 'em
I've just accepted an exciting "day-job" that will force me to better manage my studio time. So I got to thinking about deadlines.
Wiki says a deadline is "a boundary where a person may cross only at the risk of death"
And as always, some upbeat advice from Robert Genn this week:
"I've noticed that advertising people, commercial artists and other folks who are used to dealing with deadlines, tend to do well when they parachute into fine art. It seems they start giving deadlines to themselves.
Maybe everything worthwhile has to be done to a deadline. Maybe nothing gets done without them. At least in the studio they tend to be passive, or at least pleasant.
Maybe we just fool ourselves.
Life itself is an hourglass swiftly emptying. Time is precious
and has to be managed. In the case of life, the deadline is not
always firmed up. Maybe that's why we need them now.
PS: 'A goal without a deadline is a wish.' (Cindy Rold)"
Posted by Ebriel