From Elen Woderose of the Industrious Barony of Thescorre, come greetings unto all who enter here. [switching hats] Hi, I’m Mari, and I’ll be your blogger this evening. What can I start you off with?
Always, as a transformative artist, I mind where I came from and where I’m taking my art.
Before we get started: Up for grabs, one mostly-full bottle of purple shampoo. Anyone need it? Yours for however much shipping ends up costing me, so… free to locals!🙂
There are grey areas in nearly everything.
A friend was recently confused by my stance on last names. Yes, I did swear the Renunciates’ Oath, which means I’m not taking any man’s name and would in fact like to get out from under it. I could maybe become known as the daughter of my mother using an Old Norse byname. It wouldn’t be too clunky if I used her nickname. On the other hand, there are expectations of a woman in this society that mean I’d be answering endless questions — so I suspect I’ll compromise and just pluck a byname out of thin air.
This is how I see it now: my eating is disordered — I no longer have an eating disorder. My mind has recovered but my body has not.
Yes. I have Mod Podge. I also have acetone in a little plastic tub with a lid, and two sizes of applicator paintbrushes. Now the fun REALLY begins.
Now, I love me a good Plan With Me video as much as any other planner girl. I watched a young woman do a layout using a sticker kit designed to give you the same artistic flair as whoever first came up with that layout idea. Although I wondered where creativity entered the equation, hey, if it gave that woman something pretty and functional to stare at for a week, more power to her.
I also had, in my Watch Later stash, a video I thought was another “I’m Ditching Erin Condren Because Customer Service/Product Sucked This Year” tale of woe. Yeah, not so much.
I am all set up in my fresh new August layout.
It’s almost August, which means it’s time to plan a new month’s layouts. TIL: box cutters are also great, I need better monthly and weekly layouts, and I can do anything for two minutes at a time.
I discovered the need for some kind of planner way back in… at least October. I bought this clear binder, about A5 size, thinking “Yeah, I can rock this DIY thing.” And then I stopped. No idea what I was doing, no guidance. My friend Patrick was making it work, but he was using a system, and I wanted to go it alone! What was I thinking?
Today on Mari Watches Later: how not to survive an atomic attack, a little INXS, and a drag queen who is, legit, one of the most interesting human beings you will ever watch. SUBSCRIBE.