Two things are dominating my thoughts today. First, I started reading Jill Berry’s book “Personal Geographies” and I can’t stop thinking about all the maps I want to make. Second, Tammy has been musing about photo organization over on Daisy Yellow and encouraged us to doodle our photo path from camera to blog.
Computer organization is easy for me. I’m a linear thinker. I love lists and outlines. My computer is full of folders and sub folders that are clearly labeled in ways that make sense to me. I can find just about any document, photo, or scanned artwork in seconds.
If only the rest of my life was like that. I have so many ideas in my head that I’m trying to pin down right now. I wish I could say it looked like this:
Instead, this is the sad reality – no less than SIX little notebooks scattered about, and a purse full of crumpled post-it notes.
But if you look back at that neatly organized bulletin board, you can see I was contemplating the “29 faces challenge” over at AyalaArt. (one face for every day in February). I still might do it for the sake of practice, but the thing is – my faces suck and don’t make for very good blogging. My best posts were when I was being interviewed by Amy back in October.
So in February, I’m going to tell you 29 things about me that you may not already know – complete with illustrations, and maybe even maps. Today I leave you with these sketchbook pages I made a few years ago, when my life was in chaos and I had both a desperate need and some time to try and tame it through visual journals.