Sunday, February 22, 2015
Designing a Planner
I've had this Day Planner for 15 years or so and used it, until I got my I-Phone, as an address book and a general planner. It was great and kept me organized between home, work, and my business. Once I got my phone I decided to train myself to use my phone instead of a physical calendar and love my phone but had this planner taking up dust. Being a teacher/artist I hate to throw things out, you never know when you will need something. LOL. My husband on the other hand would really like me to get rid of a few things, I decided that I should use this planner again or get rid of it, but really hated the color. It is a red neoprene, which I've never really liked but when I purchased it the colors which were available were limited. So being a can do kind of person decided to paint it and got out my Deco Art So Soft paints.
I made the decision that if I didn't like it once it was painted I would get rid of it for good. HMMM???? Is that a challenge to myself.
I wasn't really sure that I wanted to paint the entire planner and chose to stencil and sponge reds, orange, turquoise blue, and white onto the planner. Still wasn't overly sure I was crazy about it but was beginning to like it better. Check back after I let this dry to see the next incarnation of re-purposing this planner. It is a great size 6"X 7", I'm planning to use it as a travel sketchbook so it doesn't really have to be gorgeous but I would like to enjoy the color of it.
Do any of you use planners? For what purpose? I'm kind of missing having a planner and have been reading about the planners that individuals are developing. It sounds like fun. Maybe this should be a full fledged planner instead of just a travel sketchbook. Time will tell.