I love spring. The desert is coming to life and bright colors are everywhere. My favorites are the giant saguaro and their crown of flowers: the Arizona state flower.
I tend to go in spurts with things I'm involved in and using. For example, I love my Remains of the Day journals (Mary Ann Moss class) but sometime I forget about them.
I brought mine along today and am loving looking through it and even writing on a sky blue envelope:
The page also had a picture of a saguaro. How cool is that?
Here's the outside of the journal. The inside pages have tabs and pockets and places for all the bits and pieces of paper and writings that I come across.
Before I left the house I stuck a partial pad of stationary in the back to write ideas and some writings. While in the process it occurred to me that I have lots of these stationery pads that don't get used anymore . . . because sadly I don't write letters like I used to.
So that colorful pad is now in my purse, lighter than a book
and the individual sheets can be put where they belong:
short story ideas
I'm excited about this because when I work in journals these things tend to get "lost" and now not only am I saving my shoulder some weight but those ideas will stay in front of me.
From simple things come great ideas and some organization.