Posts tagged ‘25’

August 5, 2010

25 goals.

1. Crochet a scarf.
2. Make at least 1 Head Change show.
3. Repaint and redecorate my room.
4. Use my laptop on a more regular basis.
5. Read 15 books total, including at least 3 design books.
6. Attend at least 1 KU game. (I changed KU from Chiefs (it was too cold!))
7. Buy a new van.
8. Make friend dates more often.
9. Wear more accessories.
10. Try at least 3 new restaurants.
11. Meet 5 new friends.
12. Design a logo.
13. Buy a new DSLR.
14. Get an orchid.
15. Have a garage sale.
16. Make and keep an eye appointment.
17. Sell a photo print.
18. Take naps.
19. Watch 10 new movies.
20. Less worrying.
21. Save money. (After the new DSLR, of course.)
22. Sew.
23. Go 1 day per week unplugged from internet.
24. Get a poem published.
25. Send more mail.

August 2, 2010

25 to-do.

I am excited to have this done and ready to go. It will be full of pictures, words, and random junk by the end of my 25th year.

This year’s book measures 7.5 x 5.75, but several pieces are smaller. I am obsessed with using different sizes of paper in my minibooks. It feels like layers to me, and I am all about layers.

I’ll do a separate post on the actual goals for the next year in the next few days. They deserve their own post.

Because the bookrings are spaced the way they are, I am able to efficiently use both 4×6 and 5×7 pieces easily. I started off right away with 1.5″ bookrings because I had to upgrade the 1″ rings on my 24 book to larger ones once I got closer to the end. I have a lot of stuff in that little bitty book.

I used the Poplar STD font for all printed words, except for the double 25 spread. I thought it needed something different and just used a normal serif font.

Blue and gray were the initial colors I wanted to use (something was intriguing about the sky that day), but I needed a little splash of something bright so I made a yellow envelope and plan on using more yellow throughout for journaling backgrounds and accents. Yellow is my sunshine, I suppose. The front and back chipboard covers were left unpainted because I think there is just something rugged and comforting about the kraft brown look.

I really like the paper I used for this project. The blues are each a different shade of the sky blue I was looking for, and each have a distinct pattern. One, in fact, is pretty similar to the comforter I am ordering for my bed. I am in love with simple designs these days.

Now let’s hope I can keep up and get some of these things done!

July 19, 2010

24. It’s almost over.

In just a few weeks, I’ll be turning 25, and I’ll have to make a new goal minibook. I have an idea already for what I want to do with it (for one, I won’t use that pink fabric paint to try to outline the numbers, that’s for sure), but I am forcing myself to wait to get it together. I’m hanging onto 24 for as long as I can.

This book was really fun to keep up with. I found the idea via Elise (of course), and it made me feel motivated to accomplish the things I want because they were right there on the page staring at me. I won’t list all of them since some of them are (to me) personal, but in the last year, I have been able to check off most of the 24 things I have listed. For instance, I learned a new skill (crochet), ate healthier, and paid off all my debt (although I acquired a new credit card charge a few days ago when I bought the EVO). Other goals I had (like experiencing every bar at Power & Light district in KC) have changed. Going out and drinking aren’t things that really interest me anymore so that goal is irrelevant to me now.

Years from now, I look forward to looking through this book, at the goals and pictures, and reexamining how life has changed (or not changed).

24 sure has been one of the calmer years of my life, and I’m not complaining.