Do you ever draw things out just to prolong the pleasure?
The Tribal Fish is coming along and I’m so happy with him. Yet, I haven’t felt a big rush to hurry and get him finished. He’ll be done for sure within a week but he probably could have been completed much faster.
I pondered the why of this the other day as I had the options of mosaic-ing all afternoon or going to yoga. I chose yoga and just mosaic’d a short bit of time. I realized that I’m getting a ton of enjoyment watching the Tribal Fish evolve. Watching the background fill in bit by bit is really floating my boat so to speak.
Thought about if I do this in other areas of life too and realized the answer is a resounding yes. Once there was a book I enjoyed so much I didn’t finish it for 2 years – I read other books in that time of course, and it wasn’t slow reading that took me so long – it was just I loved the story and didn’t want to find out everything quickly. So I’d read a small bit, put it down for a few weeks, read a bit more, etc.. Desserts get a similar treatment, not the 2 year treatment, but they are eaten so slowly. I have a giant sweet tooth and trying to make the sweet taste last as long as possible is delightful.
It was a bit interesting to see this pattern reflected in many other areas of my life too and get a bit of new insight! A final pic of Tribal Fish totally completed will come next week – but here’s a tiny portion of it with the background as a teaser! Though not yet grouted….