Tuesday 18 November 2014

Busy Busy

You know you are busy when your To Do list is actually a To Do chart!

The chart on the left was for deadline #1 (met on Friday), the chart on the right is for deadline #2 (today).

I have a To Do list, too, but I love using charts like this to break down all the different steps I need to complete when working on freelance projects. Ticking off each step one by one is very satisfying and gives you an easy at-a-glance overview of how a big project is progressing and what tasks you need to do next.

After hitting the "publish" button on this post I'll be finishing up the last few bits for deadline #2, drawing templates and making prototypes for deadline #3, then ordering some supplies for deadline #4. It's nice to be busy but there's lots to do!

All this work behind the scenes sadly makes for boring blogging as I can't show you what I'm making, and I've been so busy that the only non-deadline-related creative stuff I've been doing lately is a bit of colouring in to unwind and relax at the end of a hectic day. Please bear with me! :)


Unknown said...

Thank you for the idea of a to do chart. What a good idea. I read somewhere about breaking down projects into tasks and your idea makes such sense. Am back to felt although I used to use it a lot as a teacher in school years ago!

Bugs and Fishes said...

Oh yes, breaking projects down into small tasks works really well - you can see so clearly what needs doing and it's very satisfying ticking off each step. When I work on tutorials they usually involve the same steps so a chart = perfect :)

Glad you've rediscovered the joys of felt! xx