As a general rule, I use my Bullet Journal for planning (so it’s for things in the future) and my sketchbook for a record of what happened, where I went, what I saw etc (things in the past). It’s only occasionally that I use my sketchbook for planning – such as my trip prep or my sewing plans (in the old days when I made more time for sewing).
This week I’ve started a systematic tidy up in my workspace. Going through every drawer and shelf etc in order to create more space. I decided to document my progress in this simplified diagram. As I’m halfway through my current sketchbook (No. 145) I’ll have to complete this page (and project) before I finish the book. So that is a nice source of motivation for me.
The image in my sketchbook had to be done quickly and simply as I want to maximise my time for tidying up! 🙂
I often find that these types of diagrams are super interesting to me when I revisit them down the track. The last time I did a similar diagram in my sketchbook was when I documented my camera positions while filming Sketchbook Design – that time my diagram was actually to scale. (BTW Sketchbook Design is returning soon – find out more here!) I also used this tidy-up diagram technique 10 years ago and there is a fun aerial view of my studio in my last home.
And just for the record, there is nothing special about the marker I am using. Just a pen I bought many years ago when I was doing a brush lettering course.
Do you ever do pages like this in your sketchbook?