Sunday, 2 January 2011

New Year Resolutions

aren't something I do. After all there's no point in setting yourself up to fail.

But then I read this blogpost by Maisy and thought well maybe I could have a target of doing something creative every day.  It doesn't have to be anything big - it could be just noting down an idea, or maybe planning something to make, or even making part of something.

Then I decided to settle down to my To Do List and started working through last year's diary to see what (if anything) I needed from it for the coming year or to follow up.  I have a very nasty habit of writing notes throughout the year then wondering where I wrote them, so it's always a useful exercise. 

My 2010 Diary was a very sturdy 3.5" by 5" ringbound book with thick perspex covers from the Van Gogh Museum, purchased in March at the bargain price of a pound.  After I'd torn out the pages I wanted to think about (and the pictures to put in my images box for using later), I started to dismantle it for recycling and stopped.

I stopped because I remembered Jan Beaney & Jean Littlejohn doing a book on sketchbooks made from old books - just do a colour wash and your art on top:  and this is actually a really nice size for an ideas/ sketchbook/ art journal.  So, I have stopped tearing pages out, and will, when the mood strikes me, create a page every so often as part of my plan to do something small every day. 

If Pam'll let me, I might do some pages based on her 365 Cards daily challenge blog.

I'm not sure how much blogging I'll do to show my daily creative task, but then again, it might be good discipline!

1 comment:

  1. Yay! I'm so chuffed you were inspired!! Getting messy and playing with colour and texture is amazingly healing therapy - and as well as creating pieces of art to sell, it's lovely to just do stuff to keep for ourselves as well. You go, girl!! x


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