An unused planner--OK, it dated from 2001, but, still brand-new--found its way into the garbage. I fished it out to consider the possibilities of recycling it because my purse sketchbook will soon be full.
It's a well-organized planner (isn't that reassuring?) with all kinds of subdivisions that I don't need like "Communication," "Projects," and "Expenses." (OK, maybe I should use the "Projects" section for my To-Do-List.)
What really caught my attention was the compact size that fit in my hand and the telephone section at the back with extra pages to insert. I mulled it over for several days...
I've been putting all kinds of information in my sketchbook (at least I know where the information is) including phone numbers. I need a better system when I'm out and about. What if the planner could do double duty?
So I glued cheap water color paper to one side of the pages to sketch upon and kept one side with lines to allow for text...or additional sketching.
The page size will require small work, but, I managed to get around 50 pages with the glued watercolor paper.
Then the hole in the front cover (for a small calculator since lost) required a creative solution.
I dug around in my sack of labels, which I have collected for 30 years (and have never used), and found some interesting words.
I regret I didn't use the two watches as eyes--didn't see it...(ha-ha-ha).
Rules for playtime:
1. Use only tiny scraps in scrap bag.
2. No pinning allowed--just sew it down on the machine.
3. No hand stitching allowed--just sew it down on the machine.
4. One hour time limit.
5. Neither pretty nor ugly, just useful. NO EXPECTATIONS.
That was fun. I LUV my new planner/sketchbook. I almost feel organized, and definitely energetic and serene! Recycling at its best.
And for those who celebrated the fasting month of Ramadan, I wish you a Happy Eid with your loved ones.