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A Design a Day – Day 307 (Trying to Stick with My Task List, Yet Honor My Creative Timetable)

Some of my readers have mentioned that they “miss” my hand-drawn renderings when I post computer aided designs (CAD) for my Design a Day project.  I completely understand!  When I paint, I tend to get lost in the “zone” and sometimes the results feel quite magical.

Case in point, today I set out to follow the tasks and timetable I had set out for myself.  I know from the experience of “falling off” my schedule and focusing too long on perfecting one project just how cranky and unfulfilled I can feel.  However, I was working on a detailed watercolor painting and the process of being immersed in that project ended up leaving me happy, excited and very satisfied.  Never mind that the tasks I had scheduled for 3 o’clock, 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock p.m. went unnoticed and (temporarily) fell off my list.

However, to get myself back on track and avoid feeling too guilty, I did work on another CAD rendering for tonight.  My goal with this one was to create quickly and experiment with some new backgrounds and lighting:

Computer Aided Design of Jade, Gold and Onyx Pendant by Joana Miranda

Jade, Onyx and Yellow Gold Pendant CAD Rendering by Joana Miranda

Are the dimensions perfect?


Have I gotten where I want to be with this yet?


Can I feel proud about checking off another one of my tasks for today?



  1. la mamma says

    wow, you are really making progress fast! This one is really good, love the background and it’s getting closer to the hand drawn renderings!
    YAY, way to go!

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