24 April 2017

PlannerCon Europe - First Speaker is confirmed.

With a little over six months to go, PlannerCon Europe is already our favourite highlight of Autumn. People from over ten countries have already bought their tickets and are planning an unforgettable weekend in the heart of Europe.

We have a scoop here on Philofaxy today: the first speaker of the two-day program!

Meet Theresa Hall - artist and journal keeper extraordinaire. This world traveler and nomad has lived all over Europe and America and is currently residing in Colorado and California with her husband Mark and their millions (or so it seems) of pets.

Theresa is an avid Bullet Journaller and a mixed media collage artist with journals you can only dream of. Her planners of choice are the Hobonichi planners, which she uses for journalling, art journalling and collages as well as for Bullet Journal-style planning. She carries them everywhere and they not only house her planning but also her memories, drawings, ticket stubs, napkins, and anything else she takes home from her frequent travels. With her love for the Hobonichi journals, she collaborated with Gillio Firenze on the design of their Appunto journal covers.

Some of her journals have been displayed at the Yorktown, Virginia library where she also taught classes. Her work was published in Somerset Studio magazine and in several books, such as "A World of Artist Journal Pages", "Map Art Lab", "Good Mail Day", "Beyond Paper Dolls", "Journal Starters", "Sampler Volume One" and many artist magazines. Her mixed artwork pieces and hand made jewelry have been sold in galleries in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Tucson, Arizona and Venice Beach, California.

Those who have met her and have peeked inside one of her filled journals know they are remarkable and unique - something the people at Hobonichi also noticed when they featured her journal pages on their website!

She was also one of the instructors at the recent PlannerCon 2017 that was held in San Francisco in March, where she taught "Bullet Journaling in Any Planner" in 4 filled to capacity workshops.

We are all jealous of her creative skills and inspirational journals, and her results seem so unreachable for most of us. "I can't draw!", we say, or "I wish I was as creative as her!".

Turns out: you don't need to be an artist to start art journalling. With some simple 'start now' techniques, Theresa will teach us the "art" of Art Journaling For The Non-Artist, unleashing creative powers you didn't know you had.

She'll also be teaching a highly requested Bullet Journalling workshop after the overwhelming responses at the USA PlannerCon.

We can't wait for you to meet this unique, kind and creative lady in October!

To see more of her artwork, follow her on Instagram: @tofarawayplaces.

23 April 2017

New from Filofax in 2017

In the last week Filofax have announced some new products.

They have brought out a new accessory pen loop in A5 and Personal sizes. This has a pen loop and two slip pockets. One front and one at the back I think.

The pen loop is elastic so it should cope with the majority of pens we use. The pen holder comes in red, yellow, blue, green and black.

It is quite reasonably priced, more expensive than the Filofax Flex ones I've been using, but the Flex ones don't have the pockets, but cheaper than say a custom leather one from Van der Spek.

Image Source: Filofax
The pen holder is available on-line from Filofax UK and other on-line stores.

Also this week they also announced three new colours in the Filofax Original range again in A5 and Personal sizes. The three new colours are Coral, Patent Rose and Turquoise.

Image Source: Filofax - Coral

Image Source: Filofax - Patent Rose

Image Source: Filofax - Turquoise 

The rest of the design appears to be unchanged on this model.

The new colours are available to order from Filofax UK and other on-line retailers.

We look forward to more news from Filofax, may be some additional colours for the Heritage?

22 April 2017

Web Finds - 22 April 2017

So I hope you have had a good week

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts from around the internet, so grab a drink and make yourself for our weekly round-up.

Here are some Philofaxy posts you might have missed this week:
  1. Web Finds - 15 April 2017
  2. Filofax/Lefax Catalogues?
  3. Filofax UK 2016
  4. Free For All Tuesday No. 324
  5. Web Finds - 18 April 2017
  6. Tell us about...... 4
  7. What will we do?
  8. Free For All Friday No. 440 by Laurie
So here are the latest Filofax and other brand blog posts from around the Internet. Don't forget to leave a comment on the posts you enjoyed reading, all bloggers enjoy getting comments.
  1. Issue Five is Live! - Paper Planning Magazine
  2. One week until National Stationery Week begins! - She's Eclectic
  3. Franklin Covey Compact in Gillio Amica with 30mm Rings - Sharondippity
  4. Buying a Custom Planner - Paper Planning Magazine
  5. An end with free printables ??!! - MyPrettyPaperDesigns
  6. Project Planning: Implementatie - HeartMindedWork
  7. Stationary youtubers e bloggers unite: perché noi valiamo! - My Last Eureka
  8. How to Get Started Planning (+ free Planning your Plan Guide) - Paper Planning Magazine
  9. FREE Insert: Busy Day Daily Page - Planner Fun Plus
  10. Time management Moday: When to plan? - Quo Vadis Blog
  11. Nuove agende ad anelli in arrivo da FoxyFix! - My Last Eureka
  12. Black pocket (junior) Van Der Spek Touch Me ring organiser - This Bug's Life
  13. Neuheiten 2017 (7): Neue Farben - und ein Pen Holder - Filomaniac
  14. Functional Planning: Stickers - HeartMindedWork
  15. How to Keep Separate Personal and Work Planners Without Getting Overwhelmed -  Giftie Etcetera
  16. 7 Unique Ways to Use a Paper Planner - Decorator's Voice
  17. Amazing dividers! - a ska loving geek
  18. A Planner is a tool !!! - Planning, with the help of pen and paper
  19. 10 Simple Time Management Tactics for Your Day - Time Management Ninja
  20. WYWN: Planner Collection - Tales From A Polk County Girl
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21 April 2017

Free For All Friday No. 440 by Laurie

 Happy Friday everyone!

We're in the last two months of school now, which is a very busy time. As I usually do when things get busy, I'm questioning my task management method.

My life is very task-heavy with work, family and personal things and I'm always looking for a better way to manage it all.

I have my lists of things that need to be done this week on my week + notes pages. Anything not done gets rewritten to the following week. So that begs the question, it must not have really been necessary to do during that exact week if I was able to put it off. So where should I write tasks that need to be done sometime relatively soon but not urgently, so I don't forget about them?

I also have separate work lists, long-term lists, etc in tabbed sections. But I'm getting to the point where I feel like I have task lists everywhere and I'm not sure where to look to see what I need to do.

I'm starting to think I need to simplify my whole process and just have tasks in my Tasks section, with a page per topic for personal and work.

How do you handle tasks?

And as always on Fridays, feel free to ask/ discuss anything ring-binder related!


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