There is a lot I want to write and I’ve got scribbled notes and typed drafts all over my office, but I’ve got too much to do this week. A couple of weeks ago Erik read in a book about a productivity trick used by Charles Schwab, where you write down the six most important things you have to do that day. A six-point to-do list isn’t exactly brain surgery, but somehow it’s been working well for us both. I think it’s that it forces prioritization, usually my weakest point when it comes to planning the day’s actions. (Brain surgery = A joke played beautifully by Mitchell and Webb. I snicker like a fool every time I watch the video.)
The six-point list works brilliantly with the 45/15 work schedule I learned about earlier this year, and so I’ve been getting a lot done — which is great, because otherwise I’d be absolutely drowning! Is summer super-busy for everyone? It feels like it around here! Lots of visits and travel, not to mention all the usual stuff, and post-IWL obligations. And I’m starting a daily newsletter of writing prompts — sign up here if interested (it’s just a simple prompt each day and you can unsubscribe anytime).
For today, I’d like to show you some paintings from the past couple of figure drawing sessions. Last night we had a male model, which was great for me as I have very little experience drawing guys. As always, click on the images for larger versions and descriptions, or visit my flickr to see all twelve images from these sessions.
I love the above painting so much, it’s the only one I’ll post from last week’s session with Karen. There are a few more on flickr.