Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Calendar Challenge 2011

Only two days to go - so here is a review of 2010. Kate and I are throwing down the gauntlet again and opening up the challenge for another year. It really isn't that difficult. Setting up the page could be as simple as cutting out enough squares for January and sticking them in an A4 sketch book. The background could be a plain colour wash, or as fancy as you like. As for filling in the days, as you can see sometimes I don't write anything - a picture or stamp will do, you could just do a doodle - or sometimes I cram in as much info as I can. I certainly don't fill it in every day and often have to go back a week (or more), but a couple of words about the weather can suffice. There is no obligation to record your life story!  I have been doing this for about 18 months and it is great to go back and look at what I wrote a year or more ago.












The calendars in the challenge are posted on the flickr page, so if you haven't looked there lately it is worth a peek, especially if you are looking for inspiration. Please e mail  me or Kate if you have any questions.

My January pages are in preparation so watch this space!
And if I don't get around to writing another post this year - Happy New Year to you!
Jill


18 comments:

marigold jam said...

Wow! That takes journalling on to a whole new level! Brilliant Jill.

Happy New Year to you too.

Jane

Poppit said...

Came here from Kate's blog. Your year in squares is so inspirational! Blown away.

Printed Material said...

Jill,
I knew it was coming.... and this might be the year I have a go in some shape or form. Looking back over 12 months does look fascinating. That image for October justs jumps off the screen. I think it is just fab. Off to look at the flickr pages now. Thanks. Lesley x

thekathrynwheel said...

Beautiful! Wow, your pages look totally fab all together like this. Thanks for being the inspiration behind all of this :-)
Here's to another year of calendar journaling ...

Jee said...

I'm very tempted - though your pages are a hard act to follow, Jill. Wonderful viewed for the entire year!

Ticking stripes said...

I started this last year and noted entries for 3 months but never got as far as putting them on the page. This really is inspirational. (The ice was a problem as I couldn't stand anything touching it! Much better now!) Maybe I'll give it another go!

PaperPumpkin said...

I'm in! I'm excited! And I just spent the last couple of hours, uninterrupted, working (playing) on this project!! Did I tell you how excited I am to be doing this?! Yours are beautiful! Thanks, ~Kathy

Carol Q said...

fabulous. have been so impressed by these. hope to join in this year.

paradykes said...

I'm really looking for start this challenge also.
Ghznkx,
B

Patrice said...

I've been art journaling for the last year, but I think I'll take up this calender approach, too! Can't wait to see everybody's pages!

Menopausal musing said...

Loving your December colours. So different.................. Looking forward to peeping into your life for another year. Happy New Year!!!

Anesha said...

Beautiful pages!

arts4all said...

You and Kate are BOTH an inspiration! Love these little squares of life...can't wait to see what happens with all this.

Linda said...

What a great achievement Jill.....a brilliant record of a whole year.
I enjoyed looking at them all in close-up :-)

Netty said...

Terrific calendar journal. Happy New Year. Annette x

ANNA said...

I have only just found your blog and LOVE it!! WHat a great idea the calendar challenge is - I am def going to do this. I have had a sketchbook for sometime where I painted all the pages but had no idea what to do with it. So I will get this going now!! OK I have to back track a week but I can do that! WIll post it on my blog with a link to you if that is OK?

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

What a great idea. I am going to give it a go, so, I have ben painting papers with Brusho and hope to catch up within a few days.

Mary Fox of Fox On The Run said...

This is a great idea and looks to be very fun. Our group foxontherunarts.blogspot.com has done calendars for the past few years in a round robin type of passing with all working on each other's calendar...very fun. We all loved them sooooo much. Thank you for sharing yours...beautiful!