As I mentioned yesterday I have decided to do something creative everyday of this year. I will choose a new challenge each month.
To help me keep track of my progress, I've decided to use this Goal Tracking sheet from elisejoy.com that is perfect for my needs. I could have made something similar myself in Photoshop or PSE, but I loved the idea of supporting a small business owner and a mompreneur. Not to mention, it is wonderfully designed.
As you can see, I am filling each circle with a different water-color pencil color in honor of my current challenge, "Playing with watercolor." Once I change challenges, I may fill the circle with something different. I like the idea of having it match the current project.
I love the idea of watching my progress for the whole year in one very easy to see space. I bought the PDF, so I am able to print out as many copies as I want.
In fact, I am printing out more to use to keep track of any time my kids practice their instruments or read. I think it will be very valuable for them to see how often they actually do those things. Not as much as they might think!
5/365: I've found myself writing directly on my paintings a little commentary about my thoughts while painting it. I do like the look of the handwriting, but it is a little odd to write on a painting.
How do you keep track of long-term goals and challenges? Let me know in the comments.
I will be sharing my challenges (almost) daily here on the blog, I hope you'll stop by often and encourage me along! You can also see my January paintings everyday & follow my progress on Instagram @ NihaoCupcake.