All these years later I know the power deadlines have to motivate me. Now, I’m using this to my advantage. If I want to accomplish something I set a deadline. In my work, these soft deadlines are supported by the client waiting for the final product. In my creative life, these “made up” deadlines are supported by you. If I write on the blog, I’m going to do something, I intend to follow through on that promise. Whether anyone remembers or not!
This leaf pattern design is my October surface design. Yes, I’m a couple of days late, but I got caught up in my Halloween creations!
I’ve designed one a month this year! That’s 10 so far! I’m really proud that I set “surface design” as a goal for 2015 and have achieved it. I designed the first one in January. That’s when I committed to “a design a month.’ Setting the monthly deadline has made all the difference in pushing myself and getting it done.
Have you set deadlines for yourself? How did that work out? If you haven’t, are you considering it now? I’d love to hear!
If you’d like to learn how to turn your artwork into a repeating pattern, read this recent post.