Sara Naumann blog Studio Snapshots

This is one of the simplest things I do to keep organized, and one of those things that I depend on so much that I don’t even really think about it any more. It’s the super-cheap scratch pad. Let me explain—

This little pad of paper starts the day by my computer as I’m checking email or writing project instructions. When I work at my craft table, it goes with me. One sheet will, at any given time, have notes on materials I used, reminders, quotes I hear as I listen to podcasts, website addresses, people to contact, or other little things I need to remember or want to look up later. It’s perfect for those times when I’m making something and suddenly remember I need to call so-and-so, but can’t drop what I’m doing.

This particular sheet has notes from the lesson plans for my upcoming Kick Start Art Journaling course, instructions on editing video in Garageband, a scribble of yellow ink as I was cleaning off a yellow pen, the letter “L” stamped for some reason and much more. It’s my all-purpose notepad and since it’s inexpensive, I don’t worry about it being pretty. When one page gets too full, I just flip it over and start a new one. Then if I’m ever searching for those video editing instructions, for example, I can just flip through my notepad instead of hunting around for slips of paper. It’s not the prettiest thing, but it works for me.

Happy Monday!