More from the Desktop / by Hope A

friends' front door, new orleans

friends' front door, new orleans

The first datebook I ever made for myself was really just a tall journal with blank pages. Each page was a list. Once I ran out of room on one page, I would transfer the parts of the list that had yet to be completed and crossed off, and that still seemed important, and started again until I finished the next page. I did have a lot of deadlines, so it worked well. I like lists a lot. i subdivide lists into other lists. But the chance to reevaluate is important.  To cut loose what is unnecessary, to re-prioritize.  This might be what is so appealing about the idea of a new year.  I know that January 1st is an arbitrary date to choose to start over, and check in, but it works for me, as I stay in a little more, have a little more slow time, and anyway my other favorite time to do this--my birthday--is nearly 6 months away from January 1st.  So here are more things I saw this year that I wanted to share, other things people made that are inspiring and important and beautiful.

knotless knitting demo on handmade paper vessel by Tamaryn

knotless knitting demo on handmade paper vessel by Tamaryn

postcard from the new orleans book fair

postcard from the new orleans book fair

zines procured from the new orleans book fair

zines procured from the new orleans book fair