Today I must say like Jeannine of four rooms blog who wrote; So much to “report” but my inner-reporter is – surprisingly – feeling very quiet at the moment. I think I’m also still a little rusty from my blogging break.
I’ve come home from my holiday and celebrated Christmas with my family. Straight from a sandy beach wearing big sunglasses and straight into a white landscape made of snow. Both beautiful views in their own way. Now there are projects and this year to finish, photos to edit, posts to write, books to review, goals to set for 2010… I’m having a difficult time getting anything done when there is so much to do. Where to start? How to prioritize in this mess I create around me? I sat down and closed my mind for a while – just took some Art journal time, well – a lot of art journal time that is…
This is a “after Christmas and travel” collage in my current (altered book) Art Journal:
Look close – you’ll see some labels, wrapping papers, gift tags, bits of postcards, candy wrappers, a paper bag from the vacation, rub-ons, magazine images and random stickers and some decorative tape. Plus acrylic paint here and there of course!
- 15 ways to recycle wrapping paper a creative list by Holly, not mentioning using it in your Art Journal… ;-)
- Ali Edward’s Christmas posts – photos of workspace, open albums and photos always inspire me, and her grid designs make me swoon…
- Decopaged sketchbook at Design Mom who made lots of fun Christmas gifts with her kids
- Stages of blog friendship – a fun description of how it works
- Ric?’s podcasts are amazing and those are the ones I’ve listened to while creating the pages above! Check out her Interview with Violette (fab!), then Ten ways to jumpstart inspiration and Finding your passion! Mmm!
- Ric?’s geek post on how she uses twitter and facebook is great, and saves me the trouble of explaining how I finally understood these sites after downloading the software Tweetdeck! I love it, and finally I “get” twitter after using it for almost a year. Let me know what you think, I’m @iHanna of course. Check it out.
- Wood block ornaments from Amanda, that looks like little packages – so cute! I’m saving this tutorial for next year…
Tomorrow another post, maybe I’ll have made some more planning by then…
Oh, don’t miss this; some more detail images from my Art Journal; my favorite part (cropping out favorite parts, because I always want to crawl into other people’s collage and live there);
Collage detail images:
Maybe next year, just focus on one thing at a time;
Image above drawn by Laura Wilson, found on flickr. Print it out and then cut slits with xacto knife where horizontal lines are and slide in your own to do list, so you only see what you need to do right now/today. Just a little sunshine and focus. Neat huh?