Sunday, 28 June 2015
Friday, 2 January 2015
Every January for the last 10 years the National Association of Professional Organizers and it’s member chapters have a real big go at instilling the hearty benefits of organisation and of course the services they offer! Getting organized can help people with managing time, productivity, managing families, and it makes real sense that successful organization can greatly assist in relieving stress and anxiety. As I said yesterday when discussing Creativity Month then I was beginning to a assess the added influx of belongings into an tightly packed homestead. I am also starting to feel the need to decide which spelling to use! Do I work with an Anglicised ‘s’ in this word or a ‘z’ – a little confusing as this International Day had not originated in England so it also feels a bit rude to make a change to it!
Anyway let’s not get too bogged down in etymology and keep instead to the nub of the gist and instead get organised in January.
I know I woke yesterday on the first of the month (and indeed the first day of the year – woo hoo) exceptionally keen on making a great start. Some detritus stuffed surfaces got a clear off and I managed to easily summon up some rubbish to fill up my newly emptied wheelie bin. I also had a Mum like growl at the state of my daughter’s bedroom and gave her a nudge in the direction of relocating the floor! I’m not entirely sure if this wee spree at getting things into basic order was to do with it being the start of the year or whether it was because it was also the first day for a few where I was actually fit to do anything as I was icky for a wee bit. Well whatever the reason it does mean that there isn’t receipts and coupons littering the front of the TV and that’s nice! And there is scope for at least 30 more days of organisation round this place so it could be a busy month!
So do you have any strategies for streamlining your home or business and getting organized this month?
To celebrate Science Fiction Day I am going to give a sneak peak at a very small sample of the robots being worked on at Project Isabella These guys will when completed be in lots of colours and materials and art styles and will be available to be purchased as large individual .png files for artwork and in sequenced .png with run and walk actions for game programming.
Thursday, 1 January 2015
Well! Happy New Year – we have made it to 2015. I wish you well and may your year be full of blessings.
As this year has started I have found myself researching days and months and celebrations. I have always enjoyed these sort of things so now is the time to explore it all a bit more and just see what little gems are out there! Of course I had to start with one that sounds like it represents my own life and work so wholeheartedly. January, The Creativity Month. Yes! At first glance it would seem I have started this one with a blast and have filled my digital hours from the wee hours of this morning with colourful and cute little characters that are in the making for Project Isabella. Today for many people is probably a day off for many but as I got knocked out over the festive period with a stomach flu thing, then I feel I have had a creative drought and needed to slake my thirst literally and figuratively.
So, January is the International Month of Creativity which was founded by Randall Munson.
It is designed as a month to remind individuals and organisations to make the most of the power of creativity. I know in my own home there is clearly going to be a need be some creativity in finding places for my daughters new possessions without the house reacting something like my own body did over Christmas!
For organisations it’s a superb time to have a period of reassessment as this may be the longest period teams have been away from one another over the whole calendar and the distance can help where creativity is concerned. Hopefully on return to business there should be still a smattering of Good Will and most promisingly that new exercise book feeling you had at school – a great time for some fresh thinking and creative ideas to get a look in.
So for Project Isabella and myself as The Graphic Overlord what do I take from this? Clearly in actually creating and creativity terms, myself and the purr of hard drives here can confirm then I honestly do not stop! But I think the idea is greater than that and this Month of Creativity is about creative thinking and I really do need to make some commitment to one particular aspect of business. Creative thinking needs to be applied to sourcing and working alongside a team to market Graphics For Schools that is a service at Project Isabella. So that’s a resolution of sorts from me!