These pages began with my favorite background technique, acrylics applied with bubble wrap and a brayer. Layer upon layer of color and dots! I did some journaling about to-do's and getting things done, procrastination, etc., just to get some thoughts on paper... Then I added images, stamped in silver stamping ink, edged with neocolors and used found stamps, handmade eraser stamps, a list and a piece of fabric stamped with a handmade FIMO stamp. Whenever I can, I embellish my art journal pages with my own photographs, handmade art or stamps, or found stamps. It's a challenge to use things I have and the look is unique.
I've been reading about procrastination, to-do lists, and project management:
- GTD aficionados (like me) are always asking "What is the next action?" to clarify what needs to be done next in order to achieve a goal. Getting Things Done is a classic for those wanting to get their paper, to-do lists, unfinished and future projects organized and start making concrete progress
- SARK's micromovements bring you to your goals as well with infinitely smaller steps. You can learn about micromovements in SARK's book Make Your Creative Dreams Real; there's an interview at Life Challenges
- I have been using todoist to manage my GTD-ish to-do lists for over a year and it is just flawless. It's free, with an elegantly simple design, and the right number of bells & whistles
- Lists are great muses for art journaling... see Lists: Journal Triggers
- Thursday-13 is a group of bloggers who do lists of 13 Things every Thursday
- Finished one of the books on my list of Books I Might Actually Read in 2009. It's perfect for a perpetual to-do list junkie like me. To-Do List: From Buying Milk to Finding a Soul Mate, What Our Lists Reveal About Us by Sasha Cagen