Finding A New Outlet in Creative Organization

By Haroula Barbounis and Gabi Lozada

As some students may know, Miss DosSantos is running a new Falcon Period next year. Creative Organization is not exactly a club, but it’s Dos’s offering to kids who love being creative and expressing themselves while being organized. The group is about getting organized, but in a creative way; this is through hand-lettering, calligraphy, bullet-journaling and the use of different templates. To find out more, we interviewed Dos herself to get more information about the group and its goals.

Dos started this club because, even though she believes Falcon Period is a time to get schoolwork done, she feels that it is also important to relieve stress while being creative at the same time.“It’s a way to blend my artsy side while being more organized at the same time.” She was inspired to offer this because she likes art and is creative and she can use this every day to stay organized. This activity helps her focus and relief stress even if it’s just for a few minutes. It’s a great way to get organized and be effective and proactive while having fun.

This group will not only focus on calligraphy and bullet-journaling. This is because it is simple and Dos is no expert at hand-lettering. (Although she does it often for labeling and in passes.) In fact, Dos is self-taught through Youtube tutorials. She also mentioned how in staff meetings if they are required to make posters, it is always her who is making them.

When the group meets, which will be once every six days, Dos says that the group could be repurposing items or drawing templates, or making templates online, but she says, “I don’t want to make it too structured, because I don’t want people to feel like they can’t express themselves.” For what we could tell, students expressing themselves and having fun while being efficient is the main focus of Creative Organization. Students simply being carefree and relaxed is what Dos envisions with this Falcon Period.