(Dancer-oil on 10x10 stretched canvas)
This painting is something I did a while back. I like a lot about this painting..mostly the skirt! I couldn't quite figure out what to do with the wall. Many of the paintings that I upload to my blog are studies only. (<---message to my Greek friend in California who emailed me that he wanted my last painting to have a blue sky!) haha! Everyone's a critic.
Today I spent some quality time with some like-minded people who want to make this year better than the last one! How to do that? The consensus is PLANNING and discretion about how to spend our time. I do pretty well in this department, but I know I can do much better. How do you do your planning? Do you map out the year or do you decide things on the fly?
I use a combination of a paper calendar and I like backpack (a free online system) for daily and weekly planning. backpack gives you 5 free pages. For my monthly/yearly calendar I prefer a "hardcopy" calendar to a digital one. I know that it is very important to have only ONE calendar! (I am always tempted to have more than one--that is a very bad idea).
Below is a backpack page sample for my simple to do list (You have to spend a little time learning how backpack works..but it is easy)! I combine my backpack lists with my hardcopy calendar. What about you? How do you plan so you won't miss deadlines?
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