Thursday, November 20, 2008

a fun lettering idea

Still haven't found my camera...but cruising around the photos I've downloaded onto my computer I found a shot of my alphabet tray. Since the nights are long now, I thought you might be interested it making one yourself. Basically I bought a multicompartment tray and as you can see, I labeled each space with a letter. Then I go through my magazines while watching tv and cut out letters and plop them into their compartments so when I journal and want to write out words, I have a plethora of odd letters to choose from. It might be considered a little obsessive compulsive but it is a relaxing activity that certainly makes me happy when I am journaling. Here's an example (this is a really old journal page...)

33 comments:

  1. Great idea - will give it a try - thanks

    Vron xx

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  2. what a cool idea! i don't think it's obsessive compulsive at all, but then again maybe i'm a bit obsessive compulsive myself...

    i love that book, btw, the re-enchantment of everyday life, by thomas moore--have you read it? or was the journal page completely unrelated?

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  3. What an AWESOME idea....I totally love it! Thank for sharing...i'm gonna buy me a bin today

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  4. So clever. I can see myself doing that. That is if I can stop cutting out all the hands.

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  5. Thanks for the tip!! A great idea!!!Love the spread!!

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  6. Nice Art!

    This is a good idea. As I am an art teacher as well as an artist, I know that organization makes most jobs easier.

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  7. Hello Teesha...Finally I have a way to speak to you. I love the blog!!! i have been following your work for several years. I first saw it in a book I have about journaling by Jason Thompson. I live in Helena, Montana. I've always wanted to go to Art Fest. I'm dying to get to one of your workshops, at least. So glad you are blogging. I'm gonna link yours to mine!

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  8. debinsf12:57 PM

    I'm so glad that you exsist. My brain seems to work completely opposite of yours. So much of what you do strikes me like a lightning bolt. I look at your journal pages and think - Holy Crap! How is it that she always has a magazine at hand with the perfect letter?! I visualize you sort of magically plucking the perfect magazine of the shelf, opening to the perfect page and snipping out the perfect letter. But, really, you *do it ahead*! Brilliant! And only magical in a metaphorical sense. Ah!

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  9. OH! Sharon...thanks for the idea of "hands"! Why not do another tray with certain things we use alot...hands, feet, faces, pink bits, blue bits, orange bits, things that are round, striped bits, pieces with text on them...Now you got me inspired! Thanks!!!

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  10. and to square peg...yes I have read most of thomas moore's books...my most favorite of all is his latest...a Life at Work. REALLY REALLY good stuff.

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  11. I love this idea.

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  12. What an awesome idea! I am always having to dig through my "bowl" of letters...yea, not such an organized idea, I like yours way better! Now, to find one of those divided trays!
    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~

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  13. Yes this is why I visit blogs, so i can learn new cool stuff. Thanx Teesha

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  14. what a fab idea!!!!!! thanks...now i knw what to do when i HAVE to watch tv...hehhe

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  15. Teesha, I love this idea - so organized! It's the perfect project for me right now. I'm laid up for a couple of weeks after knee surgery and yet not feeling up to spending time in my studio, so I'll give it a shot. BTW, I sure will miss Art & Life...

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  16. Une idée géniale maintenant je dois trouver le bac transparent pour réaliser ce classement, sorry for my french but it is very difficult to write this in english for me.

    I am trying
    it is a good idea now I must find a box transparent for make this classification.
    Yes it is ok now my english with an dictionary.
    Not ok but better for you.
    bye bye et bonne soirée
    anmaco

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  17. Renee D.2:57 PM

    Great idea! Too clever!

    Soooo great to see that you are posting more! Your work is so inspiring. Keep posting :)

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  18. What a great idea! I have all my letters in a big box and when I need one I have to hunt around for it. It takes way too much time.

    I have managed to sort my postage stamps into categories but I think letters are next.

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  19. I would love to know where you got just the right divided box for this wonderful idea.

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  20. I think I got it at the container store.

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  21. This is such a brilliant idea! Thanks very much!

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  22. What a great idea!

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  23. Oh!!!!! I love that idea! thank you!! smiles, andra

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  24. you are way too brilliant! thanks for sharing your tricks : )

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  25. Hi Teesha,
    Im Di from Australia and I am always checking out your blog. I love this idea for letters and I found an empty container right away. I am for ever cutting letters out of Oprah magazines LOL but didnt have a place for them.

    Would you consider coming to Australia to teach??? If so I would love to organise a tour for you and your fabulous hubby. If interested email me on di@dyzee.com

    I have taught mixed media art in USA a number of times, but we really don't have anyone like you that has come here yet!

    I did see on your blog that you were in Sydney...did you teach??
    I am in Queensland aND the country is HUGE if you would like to see more of it.:-)
    LOve your work.you are a true inspiration.
    Di

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  26. Oh, I forgot about this! I did this for years and years and then somehow forgot.... senility, perhaps. ROFL.

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  28. Anonymous7:51 AM

    That's a brilliant idea. I am going to try to start doing this..because I am not very good at lettering and stuff, but like to have words on my atcs and such like. Keeping the letters separate is a great idea..will encourage me to mix and match font styles more adventurously and I will always be able to find that elusive missing letter when I need it.

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  29. This is such a fantastic idea - I absolutely love it! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  30. CoOL iDea!!
    I have a gIAnt platic container full of gallon size baggies with all sorts of mag clippings. Seemed like a good idea at the time, but it's toO giAnormouS!
    thaNks!
    e.

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  31. I agree this is a very useful idea! I'm just surprised it never occurred to my overly organized and OCD-typical mind.

    And the most fortuitous thing? I just acquired such a tray and was wondering what to do with it...

    I say it's creative insertion by our arty muses and goddesses. ^.^

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  32. OMG what a great idea ! I have resisted cutting out letters because I figured it would be too much effort to keep track of them and organized. Man I love your journal pages... VERY inspiring.

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