Trying something new this round of General Conference notes. (Here are a few past links if you are new to the site: one, two, three.) After answering hundreds of emails about skethnoting and my system, I've come to a few conclusions:
1. A blank page is intimidating, no matter who you are.
2. A blank notebook is even more intimidating.
3. There isn't enough time in the day to create and do all that you want to do.
4. Having a plan can make all the difference.
5. If I am going to spend my time providing a digital download, I would love for it to be something that can be meaningful as well as useful.
I don't know how I will end up binding the sketchnotes when I am done, but I am excited to work with a new format. I am using these sketchnote outlines specifically for my General Conference notes right now, but they could be used in so many ways: homework notes, gratitude lists, journaling, etc.
I have kept them basic for you to use in whatever way you would like.
"We all know how hard it is to remember every message of general conference, and I’m confident that we need not be embarrassed if we don’t remember everything. Nevertheless, there are messages in each general conference given as a gift and a blessing from heaven specifically for our personal life situations." (President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "General Conference—No Ordinary Blessing", Liahona, September 2011)
Download Akimball_GC_ sketchnotes1 (zipped jpgs)
Download Akimball_GC_stecthnotes1 (pdf file)
I have an idea file with hundreds of outline possibilities. This is going to be a fun project!