Random musings about crafts, inspiration, and the creative process.

Pina colada, trashy romance. Perfect spring Saturday.

Pina colada, trashy romance. Perfect spring Saturday.

Rehoboth Beach early fall

Rehoboth Beach early fall

Frederick Md vintage boutique

Frederick Md vintage boutique

Asheville NC coffee shop

Asheville NC coffee shop

Nature preserve wooden gate

Nature preserve wooden gate

Chowing down West Falls Church Metro. Shameless.

Chowing down West Falls Church Metro. Shameless.

Farragut West summery spring day

Farragut West summery spring day

Manhole cover

Manhole cover

A GIRL NAMED ELASTIKA. Stop motion day in the life of a fearless girl, told via office supplies. Brilliant!

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Ok, I confess to having been bitten by the Instagram bug this past weekend—only because I bought myself a Galaxy Tab with a camera. But it has gotten me to get back into photography more. 

Nonetheless, this Boomer gal still misses her analog Canon AE-1. Can’t afford getting slides developed, and certainly can’t afford a digital SLR. Donations, anyone? <grin>

That’s where my marbles went!

That’s where my marbles went!

1950s housewife sugar bowl

1950s housewife sugar bowl

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I created four versions of a poster with a quote from a romance novelist, and these two are my favorites. Which one do you think works the best?

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Do you often feel full of ideas rattling around in the recesses of your brain, but you didn’t leave any breadcrumbs to find them later? 

Or, even worse, you have piles of clippings and notes for creative projects, but you can’t recall where to find them?

If so, this blog post from Pam Harris (and the above photo) is for you!

Pam walks us through her system for keeping organized, from making cute, budget-friendly, wall folders to using calendars and ring binders. Even though I have ring binders and a creative notebook in play already, she hits the nail on the head talking about how organizing is nearly useless without a way to access all those ideas you have.

What do you do to organize your creative life?

Another in a series of quotation posters I’ve been doing for the Popular Romance Project.

Another in a series of quotation posters I’ve been doing for the Popular Romance Project.