the other day i was feeling entirely overwhelmed with what i had to accomplish in one day [and on this topic have you seen frecklewonder's post on busy?]. i've given up trying to think about what needs to get done in any other increment than daily. i've been dabbling with keeping a to do list in my calendar book, or using teux deux but neither of those were working really.
so i decided to make a book of lists. my to-do list. daily. so i could cross things out [so satisfying] or carry things over to the next day. also a place where i could record silly events that happened that day - or places i went - or things that the little said to me [because she is SO funny with her talking these days].
it's not anything fancy. sometimes i doodle. sometimes i don't. those of you who have known me for long enough know i like parameters and daily routines [ drawing a day anyone? i'm actually using the pens pictured at the end of that post for the book - a lot].
i guess i'll see if i can keep it up till the book is full? in general i love seeing lists and other people's ways/means of organizing or getting through their day.
there's this great book on lists [from an exhibition at the smithsonian] that i spied at sfmoma when i was there....
there's also this flickr group on lists, but it doesn't seem very active. i wonder if lists are going to go by the wayside as we get more and more integrated with our hand held technological devices.....
and in the studio ::::::::::::::::
i finished this very small variegated doily to "float" above a painting i'm working on. it's crocheted with a 1.55mm hook and sewing thread. i guess i should be thankful that my eyes still work fairly well ! sometimes i wonder if there's a way to make them even smaller and more delicate.....
while making this doily i immediately thought of anne wilson's work.
i love her table top installations of weird interconnected thread like worlds. i was really sad a few years back when i had to miss her speaking on her work. i would have loved to hear what she had to say.
and in other news. i turn a year older this week. i don't have anything planned other than the hopes of getting more things crossed off my list. maybe some cake.