Happy Wednesday! One of the things I’ve learned about myself in the past year, is how important anchors are. Nataly Kogan, a happiness author and self help guru, actually does a talk on anchors and how important they are for good mental health, especially in times of crisis. One such anchor for me was and now again, is, What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday. It also does double duty of reminding me which blooming day it is, because no matter how many planners a girl has, lockdown-time-loss-awareness is real.
So here’s my desk today. I’m working on my One Little Word project, which I’ll come back to shortly, but that’s what you can see at the front. The little blue trays with my stash for this project live on one of my… ahem… expanding collection of trollies. I may have to seek help… The tablet is showing some of the OLW class and the lap top is basically charging my smart watch and ear phones for my daily walks. You can also see my swanky new water bottle to the right. The spotty box contains a random assortment of foam shapes meant for children’s crafting but I use them instead of foam squares. Julia mentioned removing the foam squares from the sheet in a particular way on her blog this week and I wondered if she might twitch if she saw the backs of my photos on my scrapbook pages, covered in bright crabs and spacemen etc.
This is my OLW trolley with one of the stadium desk tidy doo dah’s from Ikea in it. It means I can switch it out for another project quite easily and worked well for my Christmas journal. For those who don’t know, OLW is a yearly, year long class by Ali Edwards. I think the idea of having a word that helps guide you through the year is older than the class (which is in it’s 10th year) and I have tried to do it without but it had such a huge impact on me last year that I sucked up the price increase and went with it again. This year my word is ACTION, and one of those actions is paying attention to the things that work, like my anchors, and actually doing them. So here we are!
I’m also continuing on the sorting front, this time my Bramble Fox collection… ahem… again, I fear I may need help. I managed to get all of them nicely sorted, and noted (because… type 1), and gathered them in the bottom 4 boxes. Then I also sorted my enamel dots and put them in the top two drawers. Me likey.
If you want to feel better about the state of your desk, have a snoop at other crafters work areas, or be enabled by new things they can introduce you to, please head over to Julia’s Stamping Ground to join in.
In the meantime, stay safe and keep smiling. x