How I Do Daily Pages: @carolannewall

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How I Do Daily Pages: @carolannewall

When did you start creating Daily Pages/How long have you been creating Daily Pages?

My first Daily Pages were made in the summer of 2018. 

How/Why did you get started creating Daily Pages?

I heard Kristin speak about her practice on CAF, and it sounded like a way to get some creative juices rolling.  I’d get up 15 minutes early and do a  Daily Page before I went to work.  My pages weren’t always daily, but I enjoyed the practice when I made time for it.  I’d take a small kit with me when I’d go out of town, or at home I would make a reflection page based on something I was reading.

What are your favorite notebooks to use for Daily Pages? Why?

I always return back to the Field Notes books, after my experiments with other sizes.  My absolute favorite Daily Page book was the composition notebook.  It was huge, but I had lots of space to play.

What are 3 of your most used Daily Pages supplies?

  1. My 8×8 Fab File with paper scraps that are too small for a scrapbook page.
  2. Washi tape
  3. Die cuts and stickers

Do you have a typical Daily Pages routine? Does it change?

I’m part of the M-F Noon Eastern Daily Pages Zoom.  I might have an idea about what I am going to do before the Zoom, but frequently I just wing it.

Where do you create your Daily Pages? What is that space like?

I have a small open office space on the second floor of our house, about 6 x 8 feet.  It contains all my scrapbooking and stamping stuff, plus a college refrigerator and a Keurig.  It’s a tight space, but it’s mine.  I just have to keep it clean.

What is one tip you can give to someone getting started with Daily Pages?

Tell your inner editor to take a hike.  Really, they’re not needed.  Daily Pages are all about experimentation, not creating something perfect every time.

Example:  One of my early Daily Pages – October 2018

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