Sometimes projects start by accident. One day we picked up some US presidents flash cards at Target. My kids were really into them. I thought it might be fun to draw them. I drew two of them one Sunday and two the following Sunday. Pretty soon it was my Sunday thing, #presidentsproject on Instagram. After about 12 of them, I started wondering when I might be done. I wasn't really bored with it, I just needed to see the finish line. I did some calculations and realized that at two every Sunday, I wasn't going to finish this year. I really don't want the project to drag out longer than that, so last Sunday I did 4 and I think I'll continue with that pace so I can finish sooner. I also got to thinking what am I going to do with these?
I began scanning them and decided that I preferred the line drawing look over the shading. I'm using some tracing paper to trace over my drawings and changing them into little line drawings. Today I set up a matrix. I think it will really help me to see my progress in this way. It also helps to get all the drawings in digital form and sized the same. It's slow going but I think it'll be worth it.
It's got me wondering about my other projects. How can I set up some kind of progress board to help me see where I'm at and where I'm going? I know that's so important for me. If something is out of sight, it's out of mind. Also if I can see that I'm progressing, it motivates me to keep with it. Do you have a visual system that helps keep you on track?