Sunday, June 24, 2007

Nothing Resembling a Timely Manner

My procrastination skills are pretty good. Not as good as the Husband's, but he's in a class of his own.

However, my skills came into play big time in regards to a Christmas present I was asked to do back in November. I was asked to paint up a rolling hard-sided suitcase for a fellow Derby Doll to use as her skate equipment bag. No problem, I said at the time.


The reason why is because I decided that I should use enamel paint instead of my usual acrylic, as I figured it'd be more durable. I've never used enamel before, and I was really, really freaked out about using it on something that was a gift for someone else.

So what did I do?

I procrastinated in rare form when it came to doing the project. Out of the seven months I had the suitcase in my possession, I ended up doing five days of actual work, tops.



However, I finally got over myself and asked for some advice from my friend Kenny and got going on the project and got it done...just in time for the Derby Doll hiatus to start. So I didn't have a chance to see the recipient of said present for a month before I could deliver the damn suitcase.

Which I was finally able to do last night.

So here it is:

I think she liked it.

I hope she did, at any rate.


Ken Mitchroney said...

Proud of you girl friend. looks f@*#%*ING AWSOME. Now you can come paint weird shit with us at the Rat Fink shows.

RedDiabla said...

Hooray for weird shit! And good luck on your move!

Ken Mitchroney said...

Packing boxs as we speak. There is a Rat Fink Party on the 21st of july and i will be there painting. Come paint with me and Greg coop Cooper or there will be trouble.

RedDiabla said...

Jeez louise, why is there so much cool stuff happening on the 21st?!