Note:I’m in need to blue die cuts if you happen to have any in your stash. Snowflakes, frames, flourishes, circles, ovals, rectangles, tags, anything you might have would be welcomed. Also fun ephemera. You can contact me via the CONTACT tab at the top of the blog.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
WOYWW?: Winter Blues
This is the way I left my desk yesterday. I started working on my Winter Blues art journal. The idea for this came last year and I have been stowing away bits for it since. The journal will incorporate all things blue or winter: postcards, cards, photos, ATC’s, magazine clippings, ephemera and winter quotes.
When I begin a journal I like to sort things into various piles so I know what I have:
These are the pages I created yesterday. The photos were taken last winter, the garden deep in snow. Good thing I took them as this year I would have had to change the color of the journal to greenish brown blues!
Today is our day to take down and put away all the Christmas things. A job neither my husband nor I enjoy but we like having it done before the New Year. Unlike most years, I did not hit the after Christmas sales. We are at a point where we are paring down, limited ourselves to only what we need or enjoy, or in the case of lights, what works.
New Year’s Day I will be watching football and getting my year organized. Annually, this is the day I sit down with the 2016 calendars, writing in all the birthdays. I make lists of things I want to accomplish during the year. I joined the Documented Life Project once again this year. They are going back to their original roots, creating a planner, something I want to get back into. I dropped out after 2 months this year because I wasn’t documenting my life, it was more of a practice in using various art journaling techniques. Not why I joined. My hope is that getting back into using a planner I will be more organized, an ongoing battle I have with myself.
What about you, how do you spend New Year’s Day? Do you take time to organize your year with a beautiful planner or organizer? Do you make lists of things you want to get done over the year?
Joining up with What’s on Your Workdesk? Wednesday where desk snooping is not only allowed but all part of the fun!