another way some do it:
That’s a to do list that you constantly add new stuff to. I’m possibly thinking about starting a second notebook to do that too. That way the jounal/calander thing I started will act more like a diary/daily summary thing, and the “to do” list will act more like a daily motivator. Rewriting the same tasks every day til they are done will get me more motiviated to actually take action on those particular tasks/subtasks I think.
I plan to get down to nitty gritty detail levels on that sort of thing if I do it that will take a lot more space then the little summary calander will have. Thinking like to do lists that list actual sections of 3d models I want to focus on changing, color schemes and things with color pencil drawings, etc. Lots of technical stuff to sort of ‘create a grimoire’ for reference later if I look back and wonder how the heck that I did something… stuff that is far too much writing to put in expensive sketch book paper since the acid free stuff will eat you alive in costs if you blow tons of pages on it quickly as I used to do several years back before I stopped using sketch books daily. Instead of ‘crossing off’ on the to do list, I like the idea of using + signs… or x signs… one line if you get it started, two if you complete. Circle the stuff to relist the next day.
I also started a sort of key to the calander sketchbook with little icons to make quick reference later. little boxes with icons in them are the keys. ! is a remember this. ZzZ is a dream journal entry/summary, www is a url or website I heard about that I want to go back to and/or book mark when I get a chance (I feed delicious.com to one of my blogs) ? is something to inquire or google about later or look up at library, etc. Light bulb is an idea/piece of wisdom, AD is artist’s date summary (part of the artist’s way), and G is goal. I write small so can fit a lot in to a page, but not enough for really detailed stuff like would be needed in a ‘grimoire’… Might scan all of it eventually just for reference later in life.
I haul around a laptop carrying case with me but no laptop in it so there should be room. Also throwing in a little sketchbook there to doodle out ideas as needed in case drawing ideas come to mind so that the drawings are on acid free paper.
I used to just carry around an old school Kodak camera carrying case but it bit the dust so this is my new way of doing things. I like the laptop bag since it’s stylish and keeps stuff fairly safe if you don’t stack a lot on top. Got several gizmos and gadgets in there, and this is just another addition to it. Got a digital camera, 2 voice recorders (ended up buying the second one when we thought first was stolen, but later found it after we bought the second one, lol), a couple of mp3 players (one’s dedicated to workout songs that have 100 beats per minute), Diabetic Testing kit (diagnosed in January and have lost 30 lbs or so since then), and a Kindle that I use to ‘listen’ to various blogs and books while doing mundane tasks at my non-art job.
Thanks for the ideas. I think all of this stuff is going to help me make the radical changes in my life that I need to make but have kept putting off for years.