I’ve been listening to the Ninja Mountain podcast Episode #4 (yes I am very far behind) and they have been discussing deadlines. I have been thinking a lot about time lately. While I have found more creative ways to make time for things, I still don’t get everything done that I want to.
To narrow the focus on art, I tend to start lots of projects and lose focus. This makes it difficult to finish things. Since I do not, as of yet, do art as a living, I do not really have any deadlines. I know that deadlines help keep me focused from competitions I have taken part in, so perhaps they are a way to help me finish personal projects.
One of my big projects is my alphabet I am designing for my son.
I have 18 letters left to sketch and all 26 to paint. I do better with smaller goals because they seem less daunting. So, it takes me an evening (2 or 3 hours) to finish each sketch. If I set a goal to get two sketches done a week, that has me finishing this stage by August 21st.
There. I have set my deadline and posted for the world to see. I think it is flexible enough to allow for work on some of my other projects too.