I love this saying I found at a local store. It validates for me what I’ve known for years. Creative people need fodder to feed their creativity and that often means a bit of organized chaos. I have always been a pile filer. I like to have everything I’m working on out in the open. I also love office supplies – pens, pencils, spiral note books, colorful folders – you get the idea. So I’ve tried to solve my chaos problem by putting my stuff into jars and baskets and stand-up file organizers.
I love these sparkly spiral notebooks.
I’m also a huge note taker. I think it is a form of journaling, really. I make lists and jot down ideas and take copious notes at presentations. The act of writing helps me transfer and process information.
More spiral notebooks! Obviously I am not afraid of color!!
I used to write on slips of paper or legal pads, but then I came up with the brilliant idea to use notebooks! I have different ones for my writing in progress and my job and personal life. I also like pens and pencils, pretty paper and colorful containers!
More containers and my idea board. Lots of fuel for the imagination!!
So *that’s* my excuse for a messy apartment. Suddenly I don’t feel quite so guilty anymore;)
Jenn – Glad I could help! Embrace the mess!