Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I've had a mental health day! I've had the house to myself for the whole day for the first time in ages and after whipping around to do the domestic stuff found myself totally free to create!
These pages are from my home-made calender journal. I am a piler however piles people can easily take over whole houses (and one of my children is a piler not a filer too) apparently it's to do with being a 'visual' person. Apparently I am genetically inclined to actually keep all these things AND have them where I can see them. I'll go with that!
However, piler or not I don't live alone (thankfully) and every now and then come up with a good idea for keeping stuff tidy as well a available. This is one of them.
I bought a blank visual diary and made a pocket every other page and divided it up into months so I can use it as my art calender..keep track of swaps, exhibition dates, to do lists etc, the blank pages give me something too collage or paint when I'm in a 'feel like creating but don't know what to make' mood and the pockets somewhere to store the 'little stuff' that tend to fall out of piles and get lost in baskets. Images, postage stamps, notes, art bits and ATC's, feathers, leaves- that sort of stuff!
I started in September and did a really good job of actually using it, October I wasn't too bad, November and December...what diary? So the trick is obviously too keep the whole diary where I can see it! lol and create month pages in advance because theres nothing like a bit of procrastination to kill a good idea!
This is for the record the divider for 2007/08 and I have all good intentions of doing Janurary's on my next home alone day!