Stove burner pattern © Karen Thiessen 2010A few months ago I decided to begin a studio log to track my progress and to build some accountability into my goal-reaching process. This year I had three large projects that needed my attention and the only way that I could tackle them was to break them into ridiculously small chunks. The studio log was so effective that I will continue to use this tool in my practice. At the end of the day I couldn't bear to see a blank spot in the log, so I would always do at least one or two things to move my projects forward. I am pleased to share that one of the three projects is complete and the other two are looking good.