Friday, September 14, 2012

sharpen your pencils

list it tuesday

Love to make (and read) lists? Me too, and that's why I'm bringing back List It Tuesday! I missed it, and I hope others did enough to give it a try again. As you can see, here I'm going for the mock hard sell to get you all back in the game, with my final plea -- the feeble, outworn "it's fun" -- as the clincher.

I've made a few changes to improve user ease. First, I'll put a linky widget in each post so we won't all go bonkers having to copy and paste links out of the comment section. Second, each week I'll provide a suggested topic for the following week, so you'll have something to either work with or reject in favor of your own. Third, it does not have to be handwritten. Make your list however you wish. Hand write it, illustrate it, type it, scratch it in the sand, spell it out with poker chips, breathe it in the air and capture it on camera. How you choose to do it, I care not.

We'll start up again next Tuesday, September 18. As for the first suggested topic, since I do my resolutions at the beginning of the school year (never at New Year's!) that's what's on my mind right now. What goals do you want to knock out before the end of 2012? (If this sounds like anathema to you, I understand; make up your own topic.)

Tell me I have at least one taker besides my kids? Sharpen your pencils and I'll see you next Tuesday! (Silent list peepers are welcome too.)

(linking to Paint Party Friday.)

32 comments:

Raychel said...

Yay! Since I started grad school and full-time work, my sketchbook has been very sorely neglected. Hopefully this will get me in there every week, even if it's just a penciled-in list :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love this illustration and the idea of "list it" Tuesdays!
I've been wanting to focus more on goals for myself, since I tend to take care of others first. :)

♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

cath c said...

thanks! good motivation to get me back into regular postings on my blog.

Pointy Pix said...

Hi Aimee - I used to love your List It Tuesdays and was sad when it stopped the last time. I would love to join in again if I can find the time I will definitely do so!!

Liz said...

Hi Aimee! I check in on your blog from time to time...and today you got my wheels spinning. I'm a LIST-A-HOLIC so this challenge is right up my alley! There is nothing more pleasing than crossing out an item. Just so gratifying. I will be taking part and even finished sketching my first list...tonight I will enjoy adding color and doodles. Thanks for the challenge. I will be checking back weekly.

Jessica Sporn said...

great lists for list it Tuesdays! Happy PPF - off to make my own lists now...

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I'm not an artist - shall I still link up my list?

aimee said...

This is an open call to all! Link up! :)

Christine said...

love your list today! Great idea.

Diana Evans said...

oh I love your work!!!! what a feast for the eyes and mind!!!

Debbie said...

Really great idea! So cheerful and fun. I love your handwriting style.

Giggles said...

Sounds fun!! I look forward to giving it a try! I too start my year in September!!

Hugs Giggles

Tracey Fletcher King said...

For us here in Australia we are almost 3/4 of the way through the school year as we start in late Jan and go through to mid November... but I make it my habit to make my resolutions in November... then i only have to keep them for a month or so ... still break them... might have to think about joining in... xx

storybeader said...

I love List It Tuesday. I was just visiting your blog yesterday and looking for it - writing about my favorite "serials" in my Saturday Link List. And now it's back! How on earth did you know? Hope to be participating! {:-Deb

bohemiannie! art said...

I'll be a silent list peeper and look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

bohemiannie! art said...

PS - I've only done one workshop in 21 Secrets...if that tells you anything about how I'm managing my time...so maybe this list thing would help!

kristin maynes said...

I'm totally a list maker and I would love to be part of your linky party. I love all your artwork on your blog. You're ubber talented! See you next Tues! Happy PPF!

queencake and titangirl said...

yay! i missed this!looking forward to it. have a gooooooood weekend, aimee. hugs from faraway and cold berlin,anja

NatashaMay said...

I love making random lists on my blog when I don't know what to write about so I just babble. :) Love your colorful bubbles of inspiration. :)

S.E.Minegar said...

totally stoked to 'list it' again!

count me in :)

denthe said...

I love your handwriting and all the colours you use! Such a fun, happy blog!

julie said...

Yes! I'm looking forward to it!

lori vliegen said...

i sure wish my pencil was as sharp as your artsy brain!! your list inspires me to de-clutter my brain and get it out on paper (thus leaving more room in my brain for more non-sensical stuff/clutter).

p.s. and hey, i'm LOVING your printables.....sure wish you'd been around when i was learning math.....xoxo

Introverted Art said...

I am sharpening my pencils right now ;-)

lorik said...

What a colourful and fun list! I will be back to see the lists on tuesday. Sounds like fun!

Lynn Cohen said...

A fun way to make a list! So colorful and full of life! Anyone would enjoy this list!

Happy PPF on Saturday!

Kelliejo said...

Yea I'm down. Just organized my Filofax so this will be a fun way to do some new lists.

iHanna said...

How strange, I didn't see this before the weekend, but will try to make lists, they're always great journaling fun. Tammy and me just started posting our own journal lists (on saturdays) but it's now full. Might need a new list journal, or MAYBE i could write in one I already have... hehe.

S.E.Minegar said...

Tell me if I'm nuts, but am I confusing 'list it' with 'weekword'? Are list topics up to us or do we follow a host's suggestion? We pick, right?

....happy listing!

aimee said...

Can't wait to start tomorrow! You can go with the topic I've suggested or pick your own. Up to you!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Fun way of keeping lists. I am a list maker from way back.. but only scribbled ones. HPPF

JKW said...

Bringing art to everything you do. I like that. I think I might remember my lists much more, especially when I forget to take the dang thing with me. Blessings, Janet PPF