Tuesday, October 12, 2010

list it tuesday

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i've been wanting to add some zip to this blog with a regular feature, something to put a little spontaneity within its structure. as i mentioned in my pillow book post, i love making lists. they help me recall, classify, learn, and plan. they put strengthening girders on my brain and let it run wild at the same time.

so every tuesday, until i get bored or incapacitated, i'm going to post a handwritten list. of what kind i don't know. maybe brands of peanut butter. everywhere i went last saturday. types of trees in my neighborhood. (probably not). my favorite four letter words. irregular verbs in french. all the florists in town. wines i like. fruits that are in season. things that pissed me off yesterday. stops along an old train route. just something to document a slice of my life - past, present or future - on a regular basis.

anyone want to play along? i'd love the company. scribble a list on an index card, create a list in your art journal, write a list on the back of a receipt. maybe it's simply your to-do list that you want to keep tabs on from week to week. however you want to do it is fine. no need to let me know in advance, and no need to participate every week. simply leave a comment here on any tuesday you've posted your own list, and that way we'll know where to find you. i'll leave it prompt free; choose a topic that is important to you, and you'll inspire the rest of us with new list ideas. if you're a regular visitor and this doesn't seem like your thing, please don't feel obligated to join in. voyeurs welcome!

feel free to pass along this link to any list-a-holics you know, and we'll get started next tuesday, october 19!

49 comments:

Eden said...

Aimee, I love this!!! But....alas, my lists are usually quite boring...but this may just make me think it through and come up with something i didn't dare list about before!! ....i chuckled AGAIN....when i read that you may list the things that pissed u off yesterday!!! You CRACK me up!

Nina Crittenden said...

Fun, Aimee! I love lists, too! It will be fun to participate (maybe next week)!

seven swirls designs said...

oooh I love this... maybe it'll get me to post on my blog more than once a year!

e.beck.artist said...

i'll play! i love lists!

Phoenix Peacock said...

I am a compulsive list maker - so I'm sure you'll see me linked up fairly regularly

Scatterbox said...

Dig this. Very much. I actually just found your blog because of someone's link to this post. Count my compulsive-list-making-self IN!

iHanna said...

Aimee, I love lists too. I have a blog category called list love or something like that, so there has been an occasional list on my blog, a few wish lists for sure... though handwritten lists are the best!

heather smith jones said...

What a fun idea Aimee, and I love seeing little slices of your life.

Buffalo Lucy said...

Oh, how fun! I'm definitely going to participate! Not sure if I'll get to it today (I'm too busy mourning the death of my iPhone and trying to figure out how in the world I'm going to get through the next two days until I can replace it), but definitely next week!

The Original Drama Mama said...

You are enabling a habit of mine...and I love you for it! Recently, I just posted about my need for lists too:

so I think I'll be joining you on many a Tuesday - can't wait to see what lists your artsymind comes up with!

Liz said...

SO in love with a good am I! i am so in!

Chel said...

me! I'm in! I have no idea how creative I will make it, but I want to play :)

Fruenswerk said...

Looove lists too and post-it...haha...(Thinking about buying myself ONE thick nice "note"book...where I can write everything down...One book -only one place to look...when you forget what you forgot...haha)

S.E.Minegar said...

oooh oooh. i'm a life lister. i'm in.

e.beck.artist said...

i put a list on my blog ...http://ebeckartist.blogspot.com/2010/10/doodle-iscious.html .... hope that link works ...

Crafty Critter said...

I'll do it!

Inner Toddler said...

I'm totally in. I'll put this on the list. Hebrew in three months is a total sham. That's only enough time to learn "turn on the meter, cabby" and "I'll have the kabob".

alli said...

I LOVE this! Great idea! I'm totally in too. Looking forward to seeing your lists :)

Crafty Critter said...

I posted my list and need help adding to it! Herbs for my garden next year, especially tea or soap herbs.

JodyC said...

does making a list to make a list work? Gotta love it. Count me in

aimee said...

oh yeah! it all counts!! great to see so many listmakers here! thanks, e.beck and crafty critter for jumping in early and posting lists today!

Tiffani said...

Cool idea!

julie said...

sounds like fun! looking forward to next week!

~Julie

Paper Squid said...

Ooh I love this. I already have a list going, they really help clear my head but these random ones are better. Great and interesting idea for a regular post.

It's funny, looking at your list I too have Freakonomics sitting on the shelf (a good read). I'll be participating next Tuesday. :)

joanne said...

i am so not a list maker. But i've always had list envy for those who are because I think it seems so helpful. So, who knows. Maybe this is just the inspiration I need!

Sharon said...

Aimee, first thanks for coming by my blog and posting a comment and letting me know about this!

Second -- Oh baby, I'm in! I love lists. I could just almost make a lists of my lists. ;) I'll try to wait until Tuesday. I had been thinking of making one this week, but I love your weekly thing, so I'll wait. Thanks again.

lori vliegen said...

thanks for giving us a new reason to look forward to tuesday....i've put this great artsy-idea on my "fun" list!!
xox, :))))))

Beth said...

Blue Shoe is one of my favorite books. I'd love to join in the listmaking.

Biomouse said...

You are my sister from another mother!! Sorry, it's something the kids at school say ;) But really, I love lists. They make my life feel safe and comforting in their innanity. I'm with you on this quest to be less boring on my blog without the pressure of lack of performance :)

painted fish studio said...

an excuse to indulge my compulsive list-making? count me in!

Christine E-E said...

loving this.... i noticed a lot of your comments are from bloggers who have participated in WeekWord... FYI - it's still puttering along.
This week's word is "TEMPTATION" - if you want to participate check in with Mandy 'k?
http://inmandyland.blogspot.com/2010/10/week-word-temptation.html

GRACIA AND LOUISE said...

Ha! I love this idea of yours, Aimee, and cannot wait to see what list you draw up next Tuesday. My own lists are very boring and long.

Christine said...

Awesome idea!! I'd like to be a part of this too. (looking down on desk to see five lists there already. All work related. Wait! This one I can check off. Only four lists! ) ;-) Listmania - I salute you.

et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

fantastic! i'd like to play along :)

Caity said...

I am a list lover too! Ok, see you next Tuesday!

Pointy Pix said...

Hi Aimee, I just stumbled upon you by way of Valentina's blog (whose work I love). I am also a fan of the list - although I have a tendancy to make them and then leave them behind or lose them when I actually need them. Again not sure how inventive I'll be but I will certainly take part and will also have a tuesday blog post on the lists so I can link it to yours, if that's ok?

rachel awes said...

random thought list:

i love pippi
your lists will be so fun
they already are
aimee is beautiful
yes yes yes
xo

suzanne cabrera said...

You're too clever. I love it.

Missouri Bend Paper Works said...

Just look at these listmakers....what a list of listmakers and I'm adding myself to the list! What a fun idea...
and I'm very interested in the idea of documentation....and listing as a way to leave the marks of our travels and observations in life!

Lynn Fisher said...

I'm ALL ABOUT THIS!!! Can't wait 'till next Tuesday. Do you have a usual posting time? (she says knowing what the answer probably is)
I'm Playing!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

Great idea!

I have a collection of different kind of lists that I've saved as a good idea for a book. Then, last year, I found out that someone else had already made that book!

Kate said...

I love this idea. I will have to join up on this one. I am a list maker also. Love your site.

Juliette Crane said...

this is so fun! i just love seeing your list. it's a wonderful little insight like seeing a photo of someone's home. i'll just have to share with you my lovely crazy weekly to-do lists one of these times :)

-juliette

RW said...

I love lists too.
Let's hope I get organized.
I like the idea it is hand written.

naomemandeflores said...

What a fun idea! I'm all for lists, love them!

Megan Walker said...

OH. MY. GOSH. I. SO. CAN'T. WAIT.

JessiVille said...

I LOVE lists! I will try to participate - this will be fun!

Nicky Linzey said...

Can't wait for this one!

AG Ambroult said...

Ooooo....have I got listst for you! Buuuuuuut it'll have to wait till next Tuesday. Fun!