Say hello to Thrive! 2012, now called Push! 2012.
First off, I need to announce a new name for the Thrive! 2012 series. There was some confusion between my series and a workshop called Thrive that is run by a professional photographer. We share some of the same audience so I changed the name to avoid confusion.
Why did I choose Push!?
Remember, the whole point of the series is to have a system of journaling that will help us to maximize the time we’re already giving to learning something or progressing in a certain area. The simple act of journaling what we’re learning accelerates progress because we’re paying more attention and remembering more of what we’ve learned.
By participating in this series, you are pushing the boundaries of time and forgetfulness so you can thrive.
Here are some synonyms of PUSH according to Thesaurus.com:
accelerate, bear down, bulldoze, dig, drive, exert, launch, make one’s way, move, muscle, pour it on, propel, steamroll, stir, incite, urge, encourage, exert influence, expedite, fire up, go to town on, influence, inspire, jolly, key up, motivate, oblige, persuade, pour it on, speed, speed up, spur, turn on.”
Push! Home Decorating Plan + Progress Book
Next year I will have lived in my home for a decade and there are so many bare (but painted!) walls. I’ve done so little decorating in all this time!
I just find it overwhelming. You can’t sit down and decorate one day and have it all done. You have to plan and shop and hang and repair and shop again, etc. When I have the choice between a task I can complete now, and a task that requires so many steps and places to visit, I tend to choose the task I can complete now.
I’m ready to push forward this area of my life.
I’ve been assembling the Home Decorating Plan + Progress book that you see above so that I can have all my information together and ready for me, to make it easier for me to complete a task so it won’t be so daunting.
The Cover: I’ll focus this post on the cover today and then we’ll look inside the book next time.
- Cover an old binder with one or two layers of gesso.
- Choose two similar colors of paint. I chose a blue and a green-blue.
- Start painting the top of the binder with one color in horizontal strokes.
- Blend hints of the second color into the first one.
- As you continue to move lower down your book, add more and more of the second color. By the time you reach the bottom you should be using mainly your second color with only hints of the first color.
- Take your brush and the second color and swipe it vertically from the bottom, about 1/3rd of the way in, toward the top, but not all the way.
- Choose words or images that inspire you and add them to your cover.
A Home is 3-Dimensional Art You Get to Live In.
A few years ago I began thinking of my home this way, and since I love art so much, it gave me direction for creating a home that inspires me. Having already seen some positive results by having written a vision for myself, I’m hoping it will motivate me even more to have it on the cover of my book!
Push! 2012 Participant Check in Have you continued to journal or plan? Let us know by leaving a comment! Are you sharing your Push! journals and experiences on a blog? Link us up! If you have a cover you need to alter and decide to use my book and its instructions as inspiration, please share your results!
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Push! 2012 is a blog series on Paperclipping. We are dedicated to pushing boundaries and thriving in various areas in which we’re trying to learn or improve, and we’re using journals or Plan + Progress books to help us do that. Read about this series here. You can see all of the related Push! 2012 posts here.