Monday, September 27, 2010

So Many Ideas, So Little Time!

I am at the stage in my life that if I didn't have a big notebook with all the things I need to do written down, well, they would probably fall into the sea of forgetfulness!

Which is why I am thankful I have a super thick binder full of pages that I can write down all the ideas I have for my upcoming art characters...I get inspiration at the funniest times... (yes, even while going to church (oops!), cooking, sleeping, and the grocery store, to name a few!)

If you are like me, you must also carry a little notebook in your purse, satchel, briefcase or what have you also...because a 3 inch thick pink and white binder isn't handy to stick in your purse. And for heaven's sake, carry not one, but at minimum 3-4 writing utensils because you know if you don't the first few won't write when you really need them!

This little harlequin was one of my "out of the blue ideas I better write down before forgetting" and so glad I did, he was fun to create!

If you want a quick tip for how to come up with ideas for your craft, this is it.... have a big notebook (or two!) nearby at all times for those little
ideas that fly through your head and just don't settle unless you write them down!


sassypackrat said...

I do that too! You just never know when a good idea will happen.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Oh, I know what you mean. Sometimes when I look back on some of my ideas, I'm floored. Where'd THAT idea come from? I'm so glad I wrote that down! And it's so easy to forget too. Opening up a notebook full of ideas is not only practical, but completely inspirational at the same time.

My favorite are still your Scrooge characters!


Erika said...

I thought you were talking about me with the needing a notebook and extra pens. I would be lost if it were not for my bits of paper and notebooks.

Leslie said...

Great tip. I have spiral notebooks all over the place to jot down ideas and I always make sure to buy big purses! Your harlequin guy is really cute!

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