I happen to have a chance to write now. It’s raining, so naturally the windows are all open.
My life has been somewhat chaotic lately. Weekends spent being social have been turned into introverted exile, a way of charging my batteries once again. The added benefit is that I have more time to tie up loose ends on my projects. I’m even getting back into the still photo medium again.
I installed these dry-erase marker boards next to my front door. I use them to keep track of my tasks, projects, and errands, so I can come home and immediately decide what I feel like doing. The two silver clips are used for hanging notes and letters.
Nothing feels better than putting that thick black line through a task. Writing on frosted glass is pretty tasty too.
I use the other board for quotes, a way to keep myself motivated — or grounded — every time I pass by on the way in or out of the house. It’s also a nice way for me to practice my hand-drawn typography, by trying to balance characters, words, and lines on the board in different variations in an esthetic manner.
There’s something familiar about this. A feeling like I’ve been here before, not in this situation exactly, but in the middle of the chaos.
All I know for sure is that I feel like I can handle it much better than if this was happening a year ago.
I think those dry erase boards are pretty cool, too. Where can they be purchased?
I’m a pretty visual person too, and I usually have to see what I still have to do to avoid being overwhelmed by the idea that I have too much left to do!!
I dig those. My desk is made out of frosted green glass very similar to those boards. I think I’ve seen boards like those at Ikea.
I agree with you on the satisfaction of crossing off an item on your list. It’s amazing.
That’s a great idea! I love it! But I have to know where you got those whiteboards from, I like that they’re almost but quite clear!
Where do you keep the marker and eraser?
P.S. It looks like your post got cut off at the end. What was it that you
I got the marker boards at Ikea for $25 each (called KLUDD). The frosted glass is nice and solid, but the clips and silver buttons that hold it in place are made of a cheap plastic. Still, not very noticeable until close up. I bet they would look even nicer on walls that are painted something other than white.
I keep the markers and eraser close by on a kitchen counter, along with a pen and notepad, next to the kitchen phone. I’d be easier to have a little tray there, but I think it would be too bulky.
And Joe, my post did get cut off, but it was just a line of thought I never followed through. There’s more that could be said, I suppose, but I think I’d just be digressing. Maybe one day, in another post. :)
Those frosted-glass-dry-erase-boards look good, and practical too! it’s like having your to do list pasted on your wall :D
That is so sexy
I need to get me one of those
Get yourself a few…I would have installed more if I had the space.