For me, lists are a way of life. I rejoice at starting off my day with a neat little checklist. As the hours go by, I gleefully check off the boxes with a flourish of productive pride! And yet — there is something missing from my daily lists. For years, I haven’t sat down to make a bucket list or brainstorm anything beyond my daily tasks. That’s where Creative & Collected: An Assortment of Lifestyle Worksheets comes in. Today, we’ll talk about these new worksheets and why I appreciate having them around.
What is Creative & Collected?
Creative & Collected is a bundle of 31 hand-drawn, hand-calligraphed worksheets. These aren’t the boring worksheets you filled out in school: they’re inspirational, entertaining gems. For example, I filled out the “Book Bucket List” page yesterday during my toddler’s nap. I might be outing myself as a nerd here, but I had a blast researching books and building a list! I can’t wait until Thursday (the first day of October), so I can start filling out the “Daily Habit Tracker” and the “Month of Daily Highlights” pages.
How to Use Creative & Collected
Creative & Collected comes in either a PDF version or a Procreate (iPad) version. Once you’ve got the file, browse through it and print (or open) the pages that spark that “Oh! I want to fill that out!” feeling. Maybe not every single page will resonate with you right now, and that’s fine! You should fill out the pages that make you feel excited and invigorated — and there will be at least a handful of those.
Some pages have a monthly theme, like the “Daily Mood Bouquet”. I’d start filling pages like that out October 1st. Others, like “Get to Know Me” or “Favorite Restaurants” have an abstract timeline. You just work on those pages when you’ve got the time and inclination!
The Inspiration Behind This Project
Earlier this year, my assistant, Geni, brought over her bullet journals for me to look through (you can look through them, too). I felt incredibly inspired to start one right then and there!
After a couple of attempts to sit down and make my own bullet journal, reality set in. With a toddler tugging at my sleeve and TPK vying for the rest of my attention, I simply don’t have the time to make cool and inspiring pages from scratch. I know that many people have the same time deficit problem, so I asked Geni to help me solve it. At my request, she came up with a clever list of page concepts. Then, she spent three months making illustrations that brought those concepts to life.
Once Geni finished the illustrations, I wrote calligraphy to complement them. I digitized everything in Photoshop, then put it all together in InDesign. The result? 31 artistic worksheets that give you a fabulous “my creative juices are flowing” feeling without demanding a ton of time.
Creative & Collected is a new type of worksheet here on TPK. Instead of teaching you something, it helps you to get excited about the possibilities of the future, record the present, and ponder the past. A lot of us “creative types” love that type of introspection! It will make you feel giddy to look through the blank worksheets, and choosing which worksheet to give your attention to first is a difficult but happy decision.
What I’m most proud about with Creative & Collected is its ability to save you time without compromising your creativity. Each page of this set provides you with helpful prompts, and it’s up to you to act on those prompts in your own artistic style.
Creative & Collected: An Assortment of Worksheets is a limited edition product that will disappear from the TPK Catalog on Tuesday, October 13th. I chose to limit its time in the catalog because it is so different from anything else that’s there right now! Think of it as a special guest star among its calligraphy and lettering worksheet sisters.
You can find the printable edition of Creative & Collected by clicking here. If you prefer to work on the worksheets on your iPad, you can find the Procreate edition by clicking here. I hope that you love this collection of worksheets as much as I do, and that you enjoy a fabulous start to your October. Happy list-making, and thanks very much for reading!