Just because I have a laundry list of unfinished projects, does not necessarily mean I don’t have room for one more! It could be because I have finished so many projects lately, that I feel I have room for more.
Yeah, I’m going with that!
Quite a few people I follow on Instagram include beautiful sketches and drawings on their pages, and it has inspired me to get off my duff and try my hand!
So, I went out and bought a book! This one was highly recommended by an artist friend. I haven’t tried it out yet, I haven’t even opened it up!
I’ve been too busy having fun with…
…my “new to me vintage” writing box!
Luckily for me, I won’t have to spend any money on pencils having inherited all I’ll need from my children. Pretty nifty!
The box has two openings for storage.
I cut some drawing paper to size then bound it into a pad. The cover is decorated with some art by one of my favorite artists Lisa Congden. Most of the artists I love, keep it pretty simple, thank goodness!
Now that I’m organized, I hope I’ll find the time to get started. I’m reading a book titled “One Small Step Can Change Your Life, The Kaizen Way“, by Robert Maurer. This approach advocates that once you start, keep taking small steps, and your goal will have more long term staying power. This philosophy feels less intimidating to me, and I feel much better about the fact of starting in the first place. I’m also feeling much better about letting go of projects that stall out. Being realistic about what I spend my time on has freed up some much needed energy…to finish more projects!
Hopefully I will be share some drawings some time soon!
Have a great weekend,
Thanks for stopping in,
8 thoughts on “On Starting New Projects”
Oohhh, where or where did you find that wonderful box? And how clever of you to make a drawing pad to fit in it … you are the best! Can’t wait to see your sketches! xx
Thank you Susan! I found it at a local vintage shop.
I love the vintage box! Got me wondering if I could make something like that from an existing box, and then decorate it with pretty papers. Fun!
Why not Val, sounds great!
ps-i was given the danny gregory book “art before breakfast” recently and am pairing up a sketchbook and supplies to use along with it-sketching and drawing must be “in the air” 🙂
I’m going to have to look for that book, sounds interesting!
ohhh i love your vintage writing box patty! and the drawing tablet you made is adorable. i love the gathering and organizing of specific supplies for things like this, it’s great to have those goodies in one place when the muse comes knocking 🙂 i’ve recently jumped on board of the coloring book craze and had fun picking out specific pens, markers, and pencils from my arsenal to use for that. there’s always room for “one more project!” 😉 tfs
I agree Jenny! It’s important to be organized and prepared when the mood hits!