Not feeling my best today, I have Diverticulitis, and I have had a flare up. Now I seem to be catching my husbands cold. Got some meds and should be back to normal soon. I have been bothered by allll the unorganization of my workspace downstairs for sometime now. Like every time I go down there to work. I have papers laying around everywhere, markers, little snippets of this and that. Hardly any room to work! It was driving me INSANE. Sometimes when you are collaging, you need a face, or a hat, or a border. I make lots of copies of images and many times there is a variety of things on the sheet. So I will be working and need something and that something is in like 10 different areas or piles. So since I was laying low today I went down and got the piles and brought them upstairs and sat on the couch and organized everything. I got separate files and labeled them like borders, faces, clothes, etc. I cut up pages that had everything on there and put it in the files they belonged in. Still got along way to go, I have a huge box of more prints, etc. But, at least when I am looking for a specific thing I can find it quickly!
I find a lot of things from magazines like I have talked about before. I clip out the things I like and MOST times, not every time, I will copy the images. I do this because I don't really love the shiny texture they have in the magazines, and if I decide to write over them or alter them, the ink will take better to the copy paper. I made a separate folder to keep the clippings in so that if I want to make copies and use them again I can. It's amazing the patterns and objects you can find to use. They may even be kinda blah and boring, but you can doodle on them and make them your own. I continued to cut out letters for my letter box and made up another folder for "words". So, that's what I've been doing today! Hope that you all have a great evening, whatever you are doing!