A few weeks ago I scribbled down a quick post on jump starting my creativity, the gist being that I would force myself to incorporate daily creativity by virtue of having a dedicated tool.
The tool in question was to be my Hobonichi Techo planner. In practice it didn’t work out as I had hoped. I found myself thoroughly disliking the mess and mishmash of styles that I forced myself into. When it comes down to it, I love segregation from an aesthetic standpoint and no matter how much I want to change that and be one of the cool kids on HobonichiLove, I just can’t do it.
If I have a sketchbook with calligraphy in it, I don’t want it to feature doodles or watercolour art as well. It’s just blasphemous and my obsessive side rebels strongly against such notions. I try to fight my inner censorship and biases, but at the end of the day I have to accept inevitable defeat. My Hobonichi will have a congruent theme throughout the year and I will stick to having a separate doodle pad, a separate planner, & a separate journal.
You can’t fight who you are.
So I decided to work within my own boundaries (self-imposed or otherwise). With regards to my Hobonichi project, I will post a collage of sorts once a week showing what I have done for your viewing pleasure and I will forgo any attempts at unbridled creativity in the process.
I came to this conclusion by using the half pages since the 16th of December. I was so utterly appalled at the end result, I decided to switch gears (and literally tear the old pages out) to a more Thomas way of doing things.
I tried, I really did, but washi tape, markers, and mess just ain’t my jam.