I keep this little "journal" in my purse but I call it my brain. It is where I write all notes to self about work, grocery lists, and ideas for art. It has proved to be very helpful to me with one exception (I had a friend write a web address in it for me for something....when I went back to it later, I could not recognize the writing and I was very disoriented about it. I finally remembered it.
Here is what I do when I think of some idea for an art project (usually) I draw or sketch it out roughly on this book so I don't forget. In this case, I have always wanted to create something with those wooden plates you see at the craft stores. So, one day I thought it would be cool to collage a beautiful girl on the painted wooden plate. Then drill holes (3) and hang an old knife, fork and spoon from it.
As you can see completion of the project is not exactly the same as the idea sketched out but the concept is the same. Instead of just hanging the silverware, I soldered jump rings to the top and hung beaded wire before the spoon, knife and fork. I also added flowers around the girl because I thought that would make it look more like a plate. The words got changed too! I thought this girl looked like someone who was saying "Darling, I don't do dishes". So there you have it, from concept to completion....An Art Project.