Monday, August 10, 2009

One thing a day (aka Operation OTAD!!)

Now that I'm back from a whirlwind trip to both Philadelphia and New York City, I am looking forward to a week at home in my studio and at the computer. RISD pre-college has wrapped up (fun as always), and in August I have time to shift my attention towards freelance and galleries before Fall teaching springs back into action.

This August I'm trying something new. Obviously, I'm always working on teaching, freelance illustration, or gallery work, but the truth is that I do alternate between the three, sometimes days (or weeks) separating the "shifts". This Fall, I hope to do one thing each workday (Monday-Friday) focusing on my freelance work in order to really push that area of my life. This includes working on my new website, creating a portfolio piece, sending mailers, or just buying stamps. I'm calling it Operation One Thing A Day, or Operation OTAD for short. I don't have a particular goal, just to stick with this philosophy and hope that I see big pay off once Christmas rolls around (for the sake of the "experiment", let's say Mid December is when I'll look back and reflect on my progress).

I invite you, dear reader, to join me no matter what your objective is. You could even try one thing a week (OTAW??) if that fits your lifestyle better. Today my goal is to work on my new mailers. Stay tuned, because I hope to be posting regularly.


  1. ooh good idea! I hope it works out for you!

  2. thank you for your kind words!
    but I must say... I love love LOVE your work.
    it's inspiring (and very motivating) to see someone living their passion.

    I've been striving to be more productive and I think this idea of yours that you are experimenting with is fantastic! I just just might have to try it out myself :)