Practicing Your Philosophy

I spent most of my time today running errands so I didn’t have much time for art but I planned for it, got my 30 minute in and feel accomplished.

We all have routines. Most days are a repeat of the same thing you did the day before. When it’s not a repeat its normally because we’ve planned something. Of course there are days when you get blind sided by randomness, but for the other days we can make a pretty darn good plan.

It’s through these simple plans either made the day before or the morning of that can make the difference from feeling accomplished and being miserable because you missed something you’ve committed to.

How can you make a daily plan and conquer your day even if it’s just getting the minimums done?

I plan my day the morning of. I coordinate with my wife on when the workout is going to be and when we are going to have dinner. My work schedule is already laid out and my breakfast is at the same time everyday. The only thing that is left is to program in some art time. I write this down in pencil on my protocol and reference it many times through the day.

It never goes perfectly, but I build in some spill over time or I shorten my tasks. Then win, win, win!

How can you practice your philosophy and put time in on what matters most?

Pocahontas Drawing in Graphite

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The normal 15 minute warm-up in graphite.


The Natural Way to Draw

Now work on the exercises from the The Natural Way to Draw book. I didn’t have time. But I got the most important things done, like working on Pocahontas.

What went well, what was awesome! Celebrate It!

I practiced my philosophy and got in my minimums rocking my day!

What needs work? What did you learn?

I could have been a bit more efficient with my time today.

How am I going to Optimize moving forward?

Next time I don’t think I will do anything differently. I know I could have fit in more tasks but oscillating is more important.

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