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earth day litter labels

As a writer and a calligrapher, I use a lot of paper. Much of which ends up in the recycling bin. I cope with my eco-guilt by remembering that I bought my first BAGGUs in 2008 and never looked back.  I had my own line of canvas reusable totes back then, too, but it didn’t stop me from buying BAGGUs and the Anya Hindmarch bags, or the blue ones at IKEA because I never remembered to bring them and then those great little ones in Vancouver that roll up into teensy tiny pouches.

I basically have enough tote bags to haul home a small grocery store. Or the IKEA marketplace. Maybe both.

I do what I can to reduce my carbon footprint, but I can’t quit paper. I simply can’t. Although I have been doing a great deal of TYPE A printing on cotton and bamboo and it’s beautiful. But not ideal for script pages.

Beneath my desk I keep two simplehuman trash cans that look tiny but actually can hold a ton. earth day litter label cansAnd while it’s become second nature to throw away garbage with my right hand and recycling with my left, when I first got them, I made labels to tell them apart.

And it seemed the perfect sort of printable for this mundane Monday. earth day printable labels alexandra wrote


Simply click and print or save. Print them on full-sheet labels or cardstock, then crop and stick.

Reuse, recycle, redecorate.




DO-WHAT-YOU-CAN-alexandraw-wrote Teddy Roosevelt’s words are gracing my screens and close to my heart this week. As I consider where I’m going with my work and life, I’m trying to look at the here and now rather than wonder what will happen next week, next month, a year from now. Always easier said than done.

Life is iffy and incredible, insane and ingenious.

For years, I’ve mixed other creative work with the unpredictability of a writing career. In the last year or so, I began to long for the days when writing was my sole profession. When writing and editing were what I did when I grew up.

Every time I think that maybe I should have gone to law school, something more secure, I realize that I feel pretty safe right where I am. Even when I’m nervous and juggling and not quite where I’d like to be. I do what I love (though unemployment and a retirement benefits would be nice).

Some days I look around, and it seems like everyone else has it more together. Other days it looks like the inmates are running the asylum. We make judgments like that all the time. It can lead to what my friend Heidi calls “judgment fatigue.” Sometimes we’re right, sometimes we’re wrong. Most times we have no clue what we’re talking about. So much wasted energy. (Related, I highly recommend the book Thinking, Fast and Slow.)

Over at The Conscious Perspective, Heidi has declared this Non-Judgement Week. Seven days enjoying the peace that comes along with viewing others with a kind heart.

And maybe, just maybe, that includes being kind to ourselves, too.

Non-Judgment Week
Grab the Roosevelt wallpapers below. Simply click, right click, save. I’ve designed them for iPhone, iPad and #IntelTablets, like the Samsung I’ve been using as part of the #TabletCrew.
And visit Heidi’s site to join the Non-Judgement Week pledge and receive daily emails to help gain a bit more mindful awareness.

For iPhones


for iPad

For #IntelTablets PCs

For #IntelTablets PCs

Freebie fine print: for non-commercial, personal use on your devices only. if you’d like to use them in any other way, email me! 🙂
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