I wasn't going to write a post today, because there's not much going on realy. I've been taking a break from crafting and blogreading etc. Trying to prepare myself for going back to work next month. Trying to get into the right mindset.
I have been doing some painting, but somehow not in my art journal. Just on some old 12"-12" scrapbook papers that I didn't like.
On my desk you can see one of those art journal paintings. I do consider them art journal pages, because I do journal on them. That is, I dump the contents of my brain into my arm and out through my fingers onto the paper. I don't stop to think and just let it all out. The same way I write in my day book.
You can also see my attempt to get more organized in my personal life as I am looking for a way to make sure I won't make the same mistakes I used to make. So I've been looking into the whole filofax thing, but I find those way to expensive. Specially since I'm not at all sure this is how I want to do this.
So I bought a very cheap leather planner with a ring binding, adjusted it and decorated it to my liking. I am liking it so far, well all except for the rings. I just don't like the rings. I keep bumping into them when I write and it bothers me.
For now it'll do and I do think it's cute. For the future I want to make one myself. An expandable system without rings, somehow ... I might have to dig out my sewing machine for that, but we'll see how it goes.
Here's a little close-up of the lady on my desk.
She's not finished yet, but I do like the colors. I'm hoping to make her for Art Journal Journey, since she would fit the theme "square" nicely, but, again, we'll see how it goes. You can find the link for Art Journal Journey in my sidebar.
Anyway, I've been talking way to much again, especialy for someone who wasn't going to write a post... If you want to know what this "WOYWW" is all about and want to check out what other artists are up to, check out Julia's blog Stamping ground.
I'm off now to check out some other workdesks and I wish you all a wonderful week.