I didn't understand the value of the "small task" approach Paul mentioned in his post yesterday. I certainly didn't understand how a project such as this could benefit from 5 minutes of work. It seemed nonsensical to me.
But then I caught Mike's enthusiasm for the concept and resolved to give it a try today. All day my hours were eaten up as usual but tonight at 9:30 when we got home from class tired, I announced I was going to do a "small task". Paul was happy to hear that.
I fired up the ol' glue gun, got crumpling up paper to build up the landscape around the cottage, put on the leather gloves and scrunched chicken wire around the tree trunk to fatten it up. To my surprize, it really felt great to make some progress, even small progress, rather than the daily sucking roar of a giant vortex of guilt I generally feel when yet another sun set on my day with nothing done at all.
So, yay. This, along with my new found "my way" approach, is working very well indeed. I'm hopeful for some real advances coming down now.
I've got an early wake up call in the morning and plan to take some time to progress the papier mache on set. Pix mañana.