So, lately I have been flat out, research, experimentation, essays, working… and I’m not even sure where the rest of the time has vanished as my sleeping patterns have gotten really messed up! I know part of it was from being a bit sick other than that Ive been working on my final projects for my printmaking course and my last essay, as well as trying to be more productive in the ways of art and craft!
I recently read the “getting things done” book, and by recently I mean a month or more ago, which while some aspects of it are useful and handy I tend to have a more chaotic and random approach to things. Which I have decided to work on by making my own daily planner, now I tried to make a hard bound one of these a few years ago and found the printing to be too stiff in design and not open to my small notes and lists that end up on pages here there and everywhere… And from using ring bound ones which simply feel flimsy and not hard wearing enough. I don’t like album bound notebooks, sketch books etc as I like things to lay flat.
I saw this notebook on Eunny Jang’s site the other day and with the idea of a binder I have come up with this idea which I am going to test out sometime soon. I have also decided that the binder will be anywhere from a5 to a6 in size as those are preferred sizes that are easy to cut paper down to as they are standard measurements I’ve marked on my rulers (this has come in handy very often, I use various colors of permanent markers and abbreviations to mark out postcard, atc, a5 and various other sizes on my plastic rulers!)
I did up a dummy for my last project, its an artist book project and I wont be going into details about what I am doing for it until its done, I have put up some images of it in my flickr site if you want to see some more. There will be little books/items that go in through the doors to be stored.. and where the roofs are there are more sections for pieces to go, take a look at the flickr stuff to get a better idea 🙂
I also got some modelling clay today which is so much fun, and a great distraction while working on less interesting things, I found the use of a tool to limit the touching of oily clay especially when working on graphics or doing pretty much anything! Take a peek… (also more on flickr)
I will be back with some links of places I have visited online recently ! Ya’ll come back now ya hear!