Do you have a tendancy to jump between ideas like a grasshopper? Do you ever lose track of where you are? Is your mind a hummingbird flitting from one tantalizing idea to another? Perhaps you've recently discovered a cache of finished paintings in a drawer?
A couple of months ago, I called my corporate-type sis about my chronic inability to organize my time and projects. She told me all about Project Management. She also recommended the book peeking out of the pouch below and a computer application called Omnifocus for Mac. I guess they must have it for Windows as well.
I downloaded the 2-week free trial of Omnifocus, here and have started to use it. It's 80 bucks (not cheap) but is a fantastic tool. I'll be buying it. The book, Getting Things Done, is a snooze-fest (no pictures!) but in between the boring blah-blah-blah or corporate talk, are very interesting tidbits. I'm slowly reading along. It's like a required college course textbook.
The business of being an artist is really hard (to quote George Bush). This might help.
About the pouches ... total whimmery after I looked at this post over at Purlbee on Friday. It's a simple beginner project and an excellent tutorial. I had some scraps lying around so made a couple with some small changes. I used french seams so that there were no raw edges inside. I determine the size of bags by measuring the things I will be putting in plus ease plus seam allowance. Except when I don't :) sometimes I just use what's lying about the place (like the bag below which I filled with precious scraps of fabric). You'll need two lengths of trim 2 times the width of the bag plus about 3 inches for the drawstring.