IF you are a member of the planning community, this post is for you. I confess, I am a REPURPOSER, BUT…..I am NOT the only one out there!!
Okay, you know who you are. You washi tape over anything you want to cover up, use whiteout & retype headings, etc.
As a member of the planner community, you download & print every new, shiny planner page you find. Even if it is not a page you need or want to use right now, you download & print a couple copies to have & look at & see if you like them.
Now, we all know that at SOME point, we have to destash a bit & either use or throw away, wasting that perfectly good page. This is something I am REALLY bad at!! I confess, I am a paper hoarder!!
I decided I needed to become a “Repurposer”.
In other words, I use a planner page that was designed for one thing for something else entirely. I find that this allows me to experiment & see if the page works for me in some other way.
A good example is a planner page that my friend, Susan Williams-Goebbers, of http://planningyourlifeoutonpaper.com, designed for “Self-Care”.
My self-care is simple, I enjoy tea & reading, so buying a multitude of different flavors of tea allows me to indulge myself. Also, I love to read & seldom have time, so scheduling in time for that is self-care as well.
These pages she designed are beautiful & I wanted to find a good use for them. The “lightbulb” came on in my brain when I joined a Zen Art Challenge for the month of August in the FaceBook group Mindful Creativity with Tangles. It is #ZenArtChallenge.
I like to keep reference sheets of new tangles I learn so I can refer to them when I am drawing. I decided that these Self-Care sheets would be perfect for that.
Each day I needed to draw a different, new tangle & by using these pages, I could easily get 6 on a sheet (A5 size) to keep in my planner.
I do a lot of zentangle art, so these are really helpful to me!! Here is how they turned out….
At some point, I will make a better heading label, but sticky note paper does fine for now!!
This is just one example of the repurposing I do. I would LOVE for you to share how you repurpose planner pages. Please let us know in the comments below or shoot me an email at Jaebyrd@jaebn.com.