I'm working on a really messy art project right now. It involves lots of paper and glue and scissors.
Can you say, "collage?"
After several rounds of creating concepts and making presentations, I'm now making art pieces that will eventually be used as huge graphics in a beautiful retail/office area in Dallas. I love that the marketing team decided to go with something artsy and cool for these spaces that cover future storefronts. And I love that it's a challenge for me to produce these pieces in a short amount of time - haha. (Notice I didn't post yesterday? Yeah. Blame this project.)
There are six to be done in the next couple of weeks. Yes, I believe in miracles.
This is the first (and smallest) one, not quite done.
I had fun photoshopping it into place, just to see how it will look!
Cool, huh?? I like how I can work the branding in there, heh heh.
All this paper and magazine mess, though! It's too much, I tell you! I can't start the next piece until I get some order. That's why I'm pulling out my Grouping Technique.
This is perfect for those moments/days/weeks when you are overwhelmed by clutter. Is this you?
Simply start by grouping.
1. Group your clutter into "like" items. This morning, I'll be grouping my magazine pages and cuttings by color so they'll be easier to find. You could group socks, or towels or books...whatever is unruly and living it up in disarray.
2. Put one or two groups away.
OK, you overachievers can put more than a couple of groups away, but for some people the thought of having to DO something with their groups gives them heart palpitations.
Hey, go easy, there. Shhhh. It's OK.
Just make a coupla groups. Put a coupla groups away. There. Breeaathe. Aaahhh.
Today's Small Thing is to be a Grouper!
Follow steps 1 and 2 and then sit down for a minute. If you feel so inclined to do more, then by all means, carry on. Grouping is a great way to stage your items so they will be easy to scoop up and tuck away.
Let's get points for these steps:
20 for each group put away - up to 10
So....GROUP AWAY! Group those socks, those books, that bathroom countertop clutter, the books by the bed, the shoes by the door, the cups in the car, the tools, clean towels...there is no end to what can be grouped. But your group must be put away to get the points!
What things need grouping at your house?