How do you organize your ideas/thoughts? If you are like me, when I am working on a project, ideas come to me constantly and in very unexpected ways. For example, I can look at a picture, love it then suddenly my creative wheels begin to spin and usually from that a new idea is born. This happens to me quite often.
Other times, while laying in bed, a random thought comes to mind. Often times I make a mental note, file it away for the next morning. Other times, I have to get up and jot it down so I don’t lose it.
Currently, I am working on 3 projects simultaneously. If you consider being a mommy a project then make that 4! Anyhow, to track down my ideas I currently use 4 separate books. Each one used for a different purpose although some overlapping is inevitable.
Currently taking advantage of- a journal, sketchbook, notebook, and planner. Don’t get me wrong- I don’t use them for their intended purposes. I use the sketchbook as my vision book (very little sketching goes in there!). The notebook is for random thoughts and a daily ‘to do’ checklist, etc.
This notebook (stolen from my husband!) has a transparent cover so I took one of our pictures and made it the cover. I love it!
I use the notebook to jot down my daily to do list. It helps me stay on track b/c w/ Zoey, I’m easily off track. Never know when she wakes up from her nap or just want mommy to hold her for the next 20 mins!
Tags help w/ the organization process.
Cute lipstick tags from Lucky magazine. This is an example of what goes into my Vision book. I love the pink color of the sofa and the gray of the wallprint. So I just put them next to each other so I can reference this color combo for one of my projects.
Another thing that goes into my Vision book are magazine clippings. I track down styles that I like. Navoh handbags is one of my favorites for chic, modern, trendy, + affordable styles. One of their bags got featured in Lucky magazine so I clipped that feature and placed it in my book.
Yes! In the Vision book I actually reserve a small section dedicated for this blog. This is where I write down some of the subjects to be posted. I like this clipping b/c of the organizational layout of the pieces pinned onto the virtual bulletin board. And I love the image of the lady- it depicts a modern, stylish, confident woman in a white space.
The inside cover of my ‘planner’.
This is a great spread. Love the white Prada cosmetic case and the vibrant hydrangeas! All the blooms remind me of spring which I am so looking forward to. So close I can almost smell it!
I absolutely LOVE in fact am OBSESSED with this picture of Zoey. Maybe b/c I took it?!
This is the damaged that was done to one of the pages in the moleskin journal. As you can see, I love making lists! This was my packing list to our DC trip last spring. Imagine my list now with all of Zoey’s things!!
And lastly, w/o going into details, this is what I am currently contemplating over for one of my work in progress projects. Decisions. Decisions.
Hope this post got you into the ‘organizing your ideas’ mode! It’s not always convenient but if you have a place for all your random thoughts, it’s so much easier for later reference.
Til next post, Kellie.