My motivational word for October is simplify. I am looking at my art studio, my job, my home and my garden, re-exam everything, asking the question, “What Can I Simplify?”. In my earlier post I was working in my art studio clearing out art paper, ephemera and paints. Last night I started looking through my collection of zines and other art magazines. These take up so much room and once I have read them I rarely open them up again. They sit on top of the dresser in their own binders just taking space and collecting dust. I thought of some options to “simplify” these. I could sell them through Etsy or EBay, donate them to my local library, use them to barter for other goods or recycle them. Still haven’t made a decision on this. What would you do?
Speaking of recycling, take a look at this simply fabulous tutorial from Jessica Jones at How About Orange. Pretty cool, huh? I am dreaming of recycled Christmas packaging.
Storebought bows lost their sparkle a long time ago for me, overused and unchanged. This tutorial gives you a chance to give a fresh spin on a basically good but tired concept. Thanks for the link, I’ll try this!