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Keep on arting!
Monday, January 10, 2011
Essential to your craft space is organization, which I am huge fan of! As I mentioned I have multiple ongoing projects and for each one I have a binder. This way whenever I have something that inspires me or a completed project I can file it accordingly. My binders are catalogues of works in progress which I continuously add to (my big dream: they will be published one fine and dandy day).
Maybe your not a binder gal, and prefer boxes filled to the rim with scrapes and odd ends, or maybe you have different sketchbooks for all your amazing ideas. Either way organize your creativity. One thing I can recommend, keep a little journal with you at all times, I have a small one (from the dollar store with no lines) and I record all my random creative thoughts, simple sketches, lists of things to get, or lyrics from songs that make me tune into certain emotions, or little tidbits from my day like a quote from yogitea. Sometimes I journal in it too, but mostly its what my high school teacher (Tim) would describe as a proper sketchbook, “it is as if your brain threw up on the page.”
Finally, my latest addition to my craft lab, a little inspiration above my planning zone "Never Never Never Give up!"
QUESTION for you: How do you organize your projects? What do you do to channel your creative energy?
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
As my first creative project in my new craft room I made the peg board. Its super easy to build and its soooo convenient to keep your space organized. I bought a peg board at Home depot (it came in white but you can paint them any color you want) and got the board cut to size for FREE at the store. I also got some base board and cut it to size at home, and then glued it on with wood glue (I clamped the edges to the board overnight). I got a combo pack of hooks, made a simple shelf, and got some doweling for a ribbon holder. To hang it up I got some spacers and long screws (with safteys). It is important for the board to be secure, and also have enough room to change the hooks. This project cost about 40$ all together. It now holds my various utensils to cut, paste, and create, as well as a magnet board to hold things to inspire me and remind me why I love life :)
Lesson of the day: Find a space, make it your own, fill it with inspiration, CREATE!