Ahem…

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Mmmm… ahem… cough cough….

The article is from the September issue of Artisan Notebook. Fabulous (digital) magazine – if I only had the bandwidth left, I’d be getting the October issue too!

Must. Learn. Patience….

and to clean up my MESS! I am trying to fix the digital piles of stuff first, with hope that will inspire me to tackle the physical layers that seem to accumulate wherever I go.

(Am I the only creative type that battle this constantly? How do YOU manage all the STUFF?)

3 Replies to “Ahem…”

  1. AHAAAAAH!!!!!!

    Now I know who I can bundle up and send all my scrapbooking magazines to!

    Seriously!

    Next pay they’re on their way (if you want them). Even if it’s just for a look see and then pass them on.

    I have discovered that I am far more happy making cards in the paper realm, rather than scrapping per sey. The mags are good for design principles….

    Love

    Annie

  2. This looks very familiar. My possessions are like a sort of mildew that spreads all over the furniture.

    My magazine organization thing is a work in progress, but goes sort of like this:

    – Every two or three weeks, gather up magazines from floor/furniture/nightstand and file them in the hall closet
    – Every six months or so, loan a batch of magazines to a girlfriend. Yes, there are some I won't loan because I want to be sure I have every copy forever (LOL!). She in turn may loan me a pile of something.
    – When the loaned batch comes back, I sit at the table with a cup of tea, thumb through the articles, and make a keep/no keep decision. In the process, I make note of projects I really want to try and put those magazine on the top of the pile. I was startled to learn how much my tastes have changed the last time I did this.
    – The no-keepers get sent to a new household via Freecycle. The keepers go back in the hall closet.

    One thing I'm thinking of doing, but haven't, is seeing if I can coordinate magazine subscriptions with one or two other people. I.E. I subscribe to Fiberarts, maybe they subscribe to something else, and we all trade.

    Okay. That was long winded of me. You know, it's probably just easier to make a pile of them by the bed.

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