my fiskar paper trimmer (which I use so much I’ve worn away the measurement grid in bottom corner),
my crop-a-dile l because I like eyelets and to make mini-albums on jumprings (love all the colours they come in now)
and my tweezers because they make stickers so much easier to use.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
A really important part of the plate spinning metaphor is the idea of giving a plate a small stroke to keep it going rather than having to put big work into all projects weekly. Here I have incorporated the idea of micro movements from SARK – the idea is to write a small thing on your list (5 seconds to 5 minutes) and then you do it and write the next micro movement . She explains it better in this interview. The idea is that you have a feeling of completing something.
The FlyLady idea of setting the timer for 2 or 5 or 15 minutes for a task is similar – the big job will get done but in small bits.
One of my favourite sayings is ‘how do you eat an elephant? – one bite at a time’
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
its is light and fits into my camera case
it is very stable on all surfaces
I can angle the camera, it does not need to be looking straight ahead
it can hang off things too
Really if you take photos a lot or know someone who does then add this to the gift list.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Course starts 3rd November – when I have several other projects starting so it will be busy – but that’s how I like it.
Got the pre-class handout today which included links for blog templates – looked though lots and was tempted but decided to stay with what I have now. I like that it is clean and simple and I hope I will learn how to do some tweaks. Also had the graphic for the course whish is now on the left.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
In this wee notebook every evening I record one think that gave me a creative buzz and one happy moment. Each evening’s note takes no more than two lines.
I am not imposing any rules on myself about what I can write or what kind of creativity I mean. So far creative buzzes have referred to projects I am working on and those I’m planning; food combinations; quotes and ideas I’ve read and heard.
There are 31 doublespreads so one for each day of the month and I stenciled the date in the corner for each. Once I’ve done a month of entries I will get the added boost each evening of being reminded of what inspired me and made me happy the month before. I think there is space for eight months.
My sister told me that one of the successful approaches to being positive about life was an on-going daily note of one thing that made you happy that day. The idea is to use the same notebook for several years so that you read earlier entries from that day as an added boost. I was too impatient to wait a year for the boost so decided to try a monthly notebook. I added the creative inspiration because creativity is such an important part of what makes me happy.
· The notebook was a birthday gift from my folks this year – waiting in my ‘small books box’ for a good use.
· I love this stencil sheet for providing a consistent look. I thought about using stickers but it would use too many ‘1s’ and ‘2s’.
· The pen is STAEDLER triples fineliner. I use them a lot because they come in lots of great colours and the fine tip doesn’t splurge with use.