We are getting close to the end of the year. December is always my month to clear out the present year and begin setting files up for the next.
I'll have pics to show you beginning the first week of January but I've been in PLANNER mode. I really liked working with the Composition Book this year as part of the Documented Life Project. While I never got to the 'art' challenges, I did use the planner daily for the first half of the year. After that, I still kept the planner handy but still used a LIST pad for my To Do List. So I'm combining the two for 2015.
I've also been cruising YouTube (Links coming in later posts) on various ways people are setting up and decorating their planners. A couple of gals really got me thinking. Set up a Planner Art bag. A place to keep all the things I would use in my planner such as post its, pens, stamps, stickers, etc. So when I sit down to plan out my week all my tools are there in one place. I'm also thinking this may help in actually doing the challenges as well.
So I spent all of yesterday (Sunday) pouring through copious amount of supplies in the studio and condensed some of the basics into THIS Mine is all black. I bought it when they first came out several years ago and I was teaching at Michaels. Mine has cycled through various project options through that time. So when I saw THIS video by Nadine at Nadine's Mixed Plate on YouTube, the light bulb went on.
If you don't follow me, I hope you do. And if you and your friends want to be more organized in your studio (and your planner) please follow me. I'll be doing giveaways throughout the year and you won't want to miss your chance to add to your own stash.
Oh.. and I have not forgot I promised a giveaway before I got sick. I will be drawing for that on January 2 (want to wait so things don't get lost in Christmas mail mess) when I post the first Give Away for 2015.
and a Creative 2015!