Sunday, January 2, 2011

Calendar Challenge and Happy New Year!

I've been admiring the art calendar pages posted by fellow-blogger, Jill, at Third Age Musings, and decided I would take the challenge to do a calendar this year.  Instructions for joining are posted at Jill's site.

At left is my first attempt, which has now been bound, using the "Bind-it" machine that I splurged on last year.  There are pre-gessoed pages for the rest of the months of 2011.  This month's background was painted with a mixture of acrylic paint and gesso.  Then I punched squares out of patterned papers and pasted them in, and then decorated the page with more paint and rubber stamps.  I plan to use the space on the left margin to state my "Priorities" for the month of January.  Instead of making the usual resolutions to get healthy, etc. this year, I made just one resolution.  That is to set priorities each month in the areas of my life that need attention.  I think I can keep that one for more than one month!  The calendar pages will help me remember, because I will be looking at it every day when I write or draw something each day.

Here's to a new start on another wonderful year for you and for me!!


  1. Welcome to the calendar challenge. I see you have made a great start! Lovely pages :-) Kate

  2. Great way to think about setting the intention and maybe even keeping it.
    Far to organized for me, no calendars and no watches either. Just day by day. Good luck. xox Corrine

  3. Have fun with the Strathmore journaling class! So far I am really liking it, and the connections being made with other journal artists!

  4. this is just so fabulous!! I have never done this type of craft before, so I am sure I will learn loads! Thanks for your inspiration! Hugs Juls

  5. Great January page! Looking forward to seeing more.

  6. Great calendar idea! I look forward to seeing future months :)