0 Comments Published by Unknown on Saturday, April 04, 2009 at 4/04/2009 07:06:00 AM.
But the truth is, I rarely get out like I used to and sketch at the mall or at Borders during lunch. That's a good time to do some sketching.
As I sat at my desk yesterday, bummed about not being able to sketch, I looked down at my work journal for the next To-Do to accomplish and then it hit me, I've been sketching everyday, in the work journal.
So I paged through it looking at some of the stuff in the last couple of months and scanned a few. (There are some notes at flickr.com on the pages itself if you click on any of the pages here.)
I can't go a day without drawing some idea in the book. The book is not really for reviewing the day, although at the end of the week I use it for my status report. But I really use it to help me stay focused on the task at hand.
In the back I keep an index by subject and what page(s) in the notebook I can find the information.
The numbers are created using an auto-numbering machine I bought a OfficeMax. That way, I can buy my favorite book size and format (8.5 x 11 blank pages please) and add my own numbering.
Page 995 had some notes from a meeting I attended about coaching my team. Occasionally I'll refer back to them for reminders.
(More design journal pages here.)
I'm not writing it down to remember it later, I'm writing it down to remember it now.