It has taken a turn for the cold and rainy here in warm and sunny Los Angeles.
When it’s nice (which is pretty much all the time) you feel like you shouldn’t waste “a beautiful sunny day”
But when it’s rainy and cold your thoughts can turn, guilt-free to napping with the dog staying inside and getting stuff done!
I’ve decided 2019 will be the year that I go on Artist Dates (more on that later) and Not Getting Organized.
“What?” you say? “You’re vowing to be more disorganized? Is that even possible?!!!”
No! I’m vowing to get organized and STAY organized and, therefore, never have to get organized again!
I feel like “getting organized” for me is a crutch and a time waster and an excuse…”when I get organized I will…..” etc.
This is the year where I maintain the organization I’ve already organized.
Coasters are my bread and butter but a chaotic “factory,” sucks up my time and leaves no breathing room for new stuff. I don’t want to continue that cycle.
Each lid has an inventory sheet and easily accessed cut graphics all ready to go (they are modified DVD holders from Staples taped to the lid).
With that aspect of the operation rolling along I can have time for Artist Dates.
Yep, me an Picasso are totally gonna hang out.
OK, no. Here’s the deal:
It was full of exercises to free up your creativity and get the juices flowing. It was fun and useful but one concept has really stuck with me:
The Artists Date
The idea is that you should, once a week at least, take yourself somewhere to rev your creative energy, see new things etc. It could be anything, a museum, a park, an art show and so on.
When I do it I do feel refreshed and revived.
But I haven’t been doing it.
I rarely make time to pull myself away from “the factory.”
But when I do get out (and not just to do errands or run to Michaels) it’s amazing how much it re-energizes me with ideas and enthusiasm.
To that end, on Saturday I took myself to The Antique Postcard Show in Glendale.
And then on Saturday night, overcome with creative impulses, I stopped work and focused on what really matters in life:
Won’t those be fun at a party? So easy to make and I can think of a ton of variations. Perfect!
See?! Artist Dates can take you in directions you never imagined (or possibly shouldn’t imagine…..I ate all of them….)
OK, the coasters are calling
– life can’t all be artist dates and tiny Italian desserts –