Saturday, 31 October 2009

A New Month Dawns




Along with Art Journalling I have discovered calender making - so I thought I'd share some of my efforts so far. So here are August and September...



If you click on the image you can see some of the detail - but I apologize for the less than brilliant photographs. These are in  A4 size Pink Pig sketch books.



Here is October with just Friday and Saturday to fill in. These are great fun - especially if you like doodling. Sometimes I feel like writing, or sometimes just a minimal bit of rubber stamping will do - 'cos on some days nothing much does happen.

So today I prepared November.

I layered the background with gesso, acrylic paint and watercolour pencil - and printed with leaves and my favourite sequin waste. Then I cut thirty squares from various coloured papers, made days of the weeks labels and the month title ...


... and I am all ready for November.

8 comments:

marigold jam said...

Gosh how industrious! Very unusual though and unique to you. Do you use it as a diary to record what has happened or as an appointment calendar to know whaere you are supposed to be on a given day? I am still thinking about journalling so mustn't start on calendars just yet- don't show me any more stuff I want to try for myself!!

Jane

Ticking stripes said...

This is great - I love the layering. Do pop over and enter my giveaway if you'd like to!

Printed Material said...

Jill,
I've just come across your blog and have joined your followers. I feel like I'm reading my own thoughts but the difference is that you are acting on yours with such passion. Have had a good read going back into the summer etc and think your photos and work are lovely - particularly the milk thistle buds in acrylic and gel pen. I might make myself a November calendar this afternoon. Thanks for the idea! Lesley.

Vixart said...

This is lovely, so personal and full of memories as well as being a great work of art:)

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Very organised and disciplined! I think that's a good idea. Bye for now. Lesley

Selina Wallace said...

this is such a lovely idea and nicely executed... wish i had the talent to do this!

thekathrynwheel said...

I love love love your calendar. What a great idea, and you have done it so beautifully. I can see how this could get totally addictive! Kate

aimee said...

great page layout and colors! i love working within little boxes for many of my projects but never thought to do it for calendar days in an art journal. beautiful pages!