Wednesday, 1 June 2011

June, she comes too soon

Filling in my calendar is never a chore, even though sometimes I fill in three or four days at a time.  However the idea of preparing a new page sometimes does feel a bit of a drag.  This week I really enjoyed looking at some paintings by the Fauves after being inspired by the envelope and label Gina used for my Postman's Knock postcard.  I would never normally  make a painting like this as I would think about it too much, but as I knew it would be mostly covered with the squares I let rip with the acrylics - great fun.




It is hard to believe that it is June already,.
 I omitted to say in my last couple of posts thank you to all of you who sent me positive messages when I was feeling a bit glum. Gave myself a bit of a talking to.  I spent a great day with some lovely friends as Nutty Knitters today, there is nothing like a good heart to heart, especially when accompanied with a good cup of tea and a slice of Maxine's home-made strawberry cheesecake. Shame I can't share that with you over the ether!

Hope you have a great June,
Jill

29 comments:

Sandra Hall said...

I heartily agree that she arrived too soon (That would be June!)
I'm behind again this month. I think your scene is fabulous Jill - a shame to cover it with the journal blocks really :)
I'm hoping Blogger will allow me to leave a comment as I've had trouble over the last couple of days....

TAM said...

Fabulous journal pages - sacrilige to cover it up with the date blocks

marigold jam said...

Lovely pages Jill. June certainly seems to have arrived very fast this year maybe it's all those bank holidays we had in April and May! Glad you are feeling happier now - it happens to us all at times though doesn't it?!

Clare Wassermann said...

I think that is a wonderful journal spread. How lovely to look forward to the days purely in order to fill the squares in!

Emma said...

Love the scene hiding behind the days, it could be freer knowing it would be partially hidden.

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi! I just love your colorful June painting and calendar page! Beautiful! May your own June be colorful, creative, inspiring, and happy, Jill! ~Kath

Printed Material said...

Jill,
Those pages look as bright as I think June might be! I hear we're in for soaring temperatures and scorching heat so Luton might well look like the south of France. Tea, cake and a natter with friends sounds the best remedy for me too.Glad you're feeling more in tune with the world again. Lesley x

Menopausalmusing said...

Eek! Where DID May go? Lovely colourful pages for June....

Anesha said...

Wow, amazing pages!!!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Lovely - must have been hard to put those squares all over your June page.

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning painting!!! It almost seems a shame to cover it with the squares but I'm sure once it's all filled in it will look great!! Love your May page too.

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

Your picture would translate into a wonderful texile, such a shame to cover it up.

Uniflame said...

I just LOVE your pages :) The background is so pretty ^_^

Janique de Suisse said...

wow, I love the background of your calendar pages !! Very beautiful !!

Sheila MJ said...

Love the painting for June - makes a great background

McMGrad89 said...

What a great idea. I will have to remember that.

Ticking stripes said...

I hadn' tfinished with May! Lovely pages again - as ever!

Fiona said...

great idea to use a painting as a background. the tree looks great on the left side

flutterbycrafter said...

Wonderful pages Jill, love the June one, and the way you've painted the scene xx

Terri Kahrs said...

MMmmmmmm . . . . I think that a good slice of strawberry shortcake could fix just about anything!!! So sorry to hear that you lost your Inet on the 27th - Bummer!!! We had a computer bug take us out for a week!!! Hope that you have a very happy June! Hugs, Terri

patcrafts said...

Love both your pages but the scene for June is amazing and repeat what others have said a pity to cover it over with Journal squares.

chrisg said...

Stunning pages (as always) Jill - it does seem such a shame to cover your beautiful scene though

thekathrynwheel said...

Wow, June looks amazing, what a fabulous background (I'm still a bit behind with my calendar!)

sandra de said...

stunning background and it looks like June is taking over completely.

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love the way you do your pages, but such a shame to cover up June's picture. You should do another somehere else!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

WOW!
very "artsy" I love it!

Sam said...

Wow, your painting for the june page is wonderful, such great pages x

Steph said...

Lovely pages so colourful x

Linda said...

Your landscape painting looks wonderful....so cheerful. Its seems a shame to cover it! :-)
Wouldn't mind spending a day with some Nutty Knitters.....
xx