The Crazy Suburban Mom: Project 365 #1 and why it fits with my Filofax

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Project 365 #1 and why it fits with my Filofax

With everyone's help I've decided to do the Project 365 using the general topic of creativity.   It will  be primarily artwork but it can be anything I feel is a creative expression.

The plan is to do as much as I can in my Filofax pages and  Midori Traveler's Notebook because that is working well for me and I don't want to mess with success.    I've really enjoyed doing the tiny watercolors on  monthly insert days.  The paintings are less then an inch square so they relatively quick to do but I still feel like I've accomplished something.

And since accomplishing things is what having a Filofax is about for me, this works on multiple levels...

BeFunky Orton on iPhone

My intention isn't to make my Filofax an art journal but to make it reflect me in a more personal way. Going back through my past pages, seeing where I am in my art journey is as important as anything else I track.  It's part of me, who I am, and an improvement over just seeing my life reflected in collection of doctor's appointments and paydays.

BeFunky Crop on iPhone

This ticks an important box in my life.

I just ordered the Qimmis inserts to see if they hold up to the watercolors a bit better. As soon as I get them I'll report back. ( As well as do a general review on them.)

There are several things I do as creative outlets that I might include, like felted or crocheted items.  I love felting stuff.   These are a pair of fingerless gloves I made from an old sweater.

recycled sweater project, fingerless gloves

With the crazy cold weather lately, these have been great.  And I'm always happy to find something to do with my vintage button hoard.   

But I expect most will be artwork done in my Midori Traveler's Notebook.  I am so glad to have a purpose for it, it's sort of sat around for quite some time.   The sketch paper insert is only pretty good for watercolor, it's not holding up quite as well as I hoped.   I'm going to order this from jetpens, try it out and glue the paintings into the Midori.  I think that might be a better way...

I've been doing artwork in it since last month and have been happy with my improvement and happy to have accomplishments to look back over.

midor travelers notebook art

I'm not sure where I'll put the pictures (besides my instagram).   I'm going to post here as well, at least initially, and Facebook.    I'd like to share the project because that's kind of the point but I don't want to annoy anyone with the artwork.   I know that's not why most people visit my blog...

Project 365 Day 1

project 356 #1

Watercolor pencil drawing of my Filofax supply caddy to practice challenging perspective and images with multiple parts.


Morag 1/14/14, 11:01 AM  

Great to hear you'e doing art. I love those little drawings and I really like the way you mix all your colours. Looking forward to seeing more!

Tracy Reinhardt 1/14/14, 11:12 AM  

Morag, Thanks :) I hope it turns out positive for me!!

DIY fish 1/14/14, 1:21 PM  

"it's part of me, who I am ..." ---- I like this!

Tracy Reinhardt 1/14/14, 2:50 PM  

DIY fish, I love your planner for this reason, thinking about it...looking at yours probably spurred me to do this.


Sheila 1/14/14, 5:04 PM  

Your artwork is stunning. I love all your little pictures scattered in your filofax. What a joy to look at :)

Tracy Reinhardt 1/14/14, 5:08 PM  

Thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback! I'm enjoying it very, VERY much


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