Saturday, January 19, 2008

Bills, what bills?

2008-01-13, originally uploaded by Crazyquilter.

Ok, I'll admit it. Sometimes I forget to pay the bills. So far nothing has been shut off, but we've come close. I had the idea that maybe if I put a chart in my journal and wrote down when I pay the bills, I can keep on top of things better. One can always hope.

I finally got upstairs last weekend and did some cleaning in my atelier, as I finally decided to call my craft/art room. Now if I could just remember how to spell it without having to look it up. I have a tendency sometimes to journal or sketch on whatever is handy. Most of the time the bits and pieces make it into my journal in a timely manner. Sometimes they don't. This sketch was done over a year ago. I found it in a pile of stuff I intended to glue into my journal. Better late than never I guess. I still need to do a couple of pages for a trip we took summer before last that I left blank in my journal. I have lots of ephemera to put in it. I just have a hard time going back and journaling something that is over.

The red squares are from the label off a roll of vynal wallpaper that I used to line my shelves with. When we first graduated from college and got teaching jobs 15 years ago, we bought an older house that needed to be completely re-wallpapered. We went to a warehouse place and bought enough for the whole house for $50. We had enough left over to do one room in this house, the bedroom ceiling here and to line the shelves for the rest of our lives. Talk about a bargain!


Linda said...

I like the different things you use for decoration. That red label looks very cool. I've got to start thinking beyond the box!

Because I have direct deposit from the school, my bank offers free automatic Bill Pay and it has been a life saver for me! Love it!

Laura said...

I am catching up on your blog and l love the new additions. Maybe I need to have an atelier of my own so I remember to pay the bills on time! I really like how you combine the mundane life with the colorful one. Love the Victorian-style ornament as well.

Lara said...

It's amazing how elements can come together in a spread arbitrarily and appear so perfect and complimentary as if it was planned from the beginning :) Rad spread!

Dawn said...

Thanks all! Lara, you are right, there was definately nothing planned about this spread.

Laura, I'm just hoping this will help. I'll have to say at least this month it has made me more aware.

Anonymous said...

LOL I had a friend who was the same way. She had the money, but just hated giving it up. She, however, had lots of cut off notices before things were paid. She had to come up with a better plan, too. I like your idea.