A creative way to keep a to do list

A creative way to keep a to do list

A creative way to keep a to do list 650 433 Consie Sindet

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!
A creative way to keep a to do list with the Documented Life Project • AtopSerenityHill.com #doodling #documentedlife #sketchbook #moleskineIt 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!
A creative way to keep a to do list with the Documented Life Project • AtopSerenityHill.com #doodling #documentedlife #sketchbook #moleskineI 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 creative way to keep a to do list with the Documented Life Project • AtopSerenityHill.com #doodling #documentedlife #sketchbook #moleskineA 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.
A creative way to keep a to do list with the Documented Life Project • AtopSerenityHill.com #doodling #documentedlife #sketchbook #moleskineAs 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!!
A creative way to keep a to do list with the Documented Life Project • AtopSerenityHill.com #doodling #documentedlife #sketchbook #moleskineThe 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!!

Find more art journal pages here and here.

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13 comments
  • Happysuz May 2, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I was just thinking I need a paper to do list instead of my I-devices. I was about to go out and get some Franklin Planner refill pages. I’m so glad I saw this post first!! This is so much more fun and more me! I even have an unopened Moleskin book on hand. Can’t wait to get started. Thanks for the great idea and links to Art to the 5th!

    • Consie Sindet May 6, 2014 at 8:35 am

      You will love it! Don’t forget to ask to join the facebook group. The link is on the Art to the 5th page. The inspiration there is amazing.

  • Caroline Pile May 2, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    This is a WOW idea, Consie. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jackie P Neal May 3, 2014 at 7:03 am

    What a lovely idea to keep those notes together-Love it and so glad you shared it Consie!! and unopened moleskin? yup- got it! “)

  • Linda May 10, 2014 at 12:20 am

    This is so inspiring! I’d love to have you share at What to do Weekends Party. Best wishes, Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2014/05/what-to-do-weekends-71.html

  • Christina May 11, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    What a great idea! I use the exact same Moleskin and am going to be adding more washi tape and these extra pages!!

  • hillary May 12, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I did something like this with my Moleskin because I wanted a way to separate different segments. I used Washi tape, and also a few of my kids drawings. I find that I use it so much more now! Its weird how putting a personal touch on it gives it so much more meaning and value. Next time I want mine to look a little more like yours. So pretty!

  • Elizabeth June 17, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I must admit that I do better when I write things down too, not just use digital media. Thanks for sharing. It is beautiful and inspiring.

  • Sami June 17, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I love this idea! I hate to admit but I have sat through many a teacher meeting where I have done some brain dumping 🙂 Thanks for a creative new idea!

  • Nichole June 17, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    This looks so cool!! I’ve always been a lover of to do lists but this one is so unique and so much more! Stopping by from the SITSgirl linkup!

  • Julie June 17, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    It’s just so pretty!
    Gorgeous idea. thanks

  • Heather June 27, 2014 at 6:51 am

    Looks beautiful and so arty! I use my diary a lot for lists.
    I got my mom a notebook that says “Keep Calm and Make Lists” on the cover, she’s always complaining she forgets things.

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