Lately, I have been the queen of organization. I have been so good that a week before I started my new job and two weeks before I went on vacation, I set up my blog to run by itself for two whole weeks (yes, blogging is not as organic and spontaneous as you think). My superb organizational skills gave me lots of free time, more than I expected and more than I knew what to do with. Two Saturday’s ago, I actually stood in my teeny tiny kitchen, with my index finger on my top lip and my head cocked slightly to the right, and thought, “What should I do?” That kind of statement is unheard of for me. Right after this thought, I eyed my bookcase, which is across the room, and narrowed my view to my sketchbooks I made while I was in college.
During college, I used to spend hours cutting out random images from magazines and photographs and creating inspirational garments that would eventually turn into future projects (click here to see). Along with magazine clippings, I also mixed medias – using glitter, watercolors, pastels, pens, and pencils to create cool designs. I missed that. Those little spurts scrapbooking gave me the perfect break from my sewing and pattern making projects and inspire me to keep moving and not get burnt out.
So lately, my breaks while I have been working on this project have been lots and lots of quick and cool bits scrapbooking. Its refreshing, it’s inspiring, and It’s way better than checking Facebook.