I have been trying for years to find a solution to keeping a to do list that I will follow and not lose! It is an ongoing dilemma for me. But thanks to a fabulous blogger who was having the same problem, I have found my solution!
It seems a good chunk of my problem was that writing out a to do list was just boring!! Part of that was what needed to be done, of course. But the other part was due to the fact that it was just plain words written in my chicken scratch on plain paper…you know, boring! Well, thanks to the Art to the 5th ladies and their Documented Life Project, I now have a creative, artsy, crafty, FUN to do list!
I only started in mid-March and it has taken a while to get into the art journaling part but it is oh so addicting! My planner/journal is by Moleskine. The left page is a weekly calendar where I list daily to do’s; the right page is a lined journal page that I use as a weekly brain dump. I’ve then added a tip-in to the right page.
A tip-in consists of watercolor paper attached to the Moleskine page with Washi tape. Each week the Documented Life Project offers a challenge and the tip-in is were I complete it. The challenge for the page above was to write your name and embellish it. I used watercolor, markers, Washi tape, a feather and some printed dragonflies.
As the weeks have past, I’ve gotten more creative with the backgrounds and adding in bright, colorful elements. And, lo and behold, I am following my to do list and I haven’t lost it yet!!
The planner has given me plenty of space to be creative and try different mediums and techniques. Most of the pages are ongoing projects that I add to as I find a new sticker or think of a doodle I want to practice. Best of all, it just makes me happy!!
As the weeks go by, I’ll share more of my pages as I finish them (here) but feel free to join me on Instagram for more up to the minute pictures. You can also check out the hashtag #documentedlife to see what other people have been doing with their planners. If you are looking for a wonderful way to creatively document your life, visit the Art to the 5th website and find your inspiration!!
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