Friday, 31 December 2010

Art Journal Calendar Challenge

Over at The Kathryn Wheel there's a challenge to make a year long art journal calendar......lots of people joined in last year.....and it's back again this year......take a look here to see the challenge and the amazing pages Kate made last year.
Over at Rinda's......where she makes wonderful art journals........ she's giving inspiration.......and a challenge......for a year long project to art journal your resolutions and intentions.......take a look here.
Now.....if you visit my blog......you'll already know that my projects tend to be 'cute and layered'........so art journaling is waaaaaaaaaaaay out of my comfort zone.......more from another planet......even though I love what other people do with it.
But.......developing new creative skills fits in very well with my'one little word' for 2011 [you'll have to wait for that!!!].......so I'm giving the calendar a go.......in fact, I've even made my first page.
It's A3 paper........painted with Dabbers in aqua, stream and snow cap.....sprayed with silver and pearl Glimmer Mists........stamped with snowflakes in white and silver [not that I actually want anymore snow, but it did seem apt!!]........a vintage snow scene.......and some doodled silver trees added.
The 31 squares are about 2 1/4 inches....cut from various winter papers.....and Thickers for the 'January'.
Now all I have to do is add journaling and doodled pictures each day........make a new page each month........and at the end of the year I will have a record of the year in it's entirety....that, of course......is if I manage to keep up with it!!!!!
So.......now I'm off to see what I have to do to join in with Rinda's challenge.......I may not have any time for cardmaking this coming year!!!!

17 comments:

Sian said...

I saw this project on a few blogs last year - and it really was a big favourite of mine. Seeing the pages come together over the months was a complete pleasure - so I will love seeing how yours progresses.

A Happy New Year to you and yours Jacky!

Cheri said...

It's a lovely start Jacky! Can't wait to see how a month looks finished. I have learned one thing about myself - I do not have the drive or stamina to keep up with a crafty project that involves input every day! I can occasionally manage it for a week - but a month or a year? Not happening.

Kathyk said...

It's a fab idea - month at a glance! Good Luck with continuing throughout the year - it'll look absolutely splendid - already looking forward to Octobers page!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, enjoy your evening Jacky

Kathyk

Dora said...

This looks like a fantastic idea but definitely not for me ha ha . Wishing you all the best for the New Year xxx

Karen said...

What a beautiful start! Like Cheri, I've learned that I can't keep up with daily commitments. I'm not sure why, but after a few months, I just start to lose focus. I ran into that problem again this year with the Christmas Journal which I'll be blogging about in a few days.

Carolyn Phillips said...

It looks fabulous. I've seen the idea and fancied trying it, but like others have said I know that I'd never complete anything that needed daily additions.

Deb said...

Good for you, Jacky! I plan to try some new techniques this next year myself. I love the start for your project and I must say that even though you are venturing into something "different" your sweet style still shines through.

All the best to you in the upcoming new year! xo

Denise said...

I've loved visiting your blog and seeing what you've created and I shall look forward to seeing all your new creations in the new year. Happy 2011 to you and yours Jacky xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Very nice Jacky! And I have to say that there were lots of projects on your blog this year that seemed very art journally to me - several of the Tim Holtz like things you did and some "altered" pieces as well. Although we have different styles, we definitely walk similar paths I think.
Rinda

thekathrynwheel said...

Welcome to the calendar challenge for 2011! And a very nice start you have made too - love this page (and saw it over on Flcikr as well!) Good luck with it for the coming year - if I can do it anyone can! Happy new year :-)

Cherry said...

What a fab project Jacky. This page looks awesome already. Really look forward to following your journey with this project and what a project. Love the doodled trees. Have a lovely New Year. Hugs Cherry xxx

Amy said...

I think you are selling yourself short Jacky - this looks like a page from a seasoned professional art journaler!
Happy New Year to you all - I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you Jacky :-)

Chocolate Mousie said...

Happy New Year to you as well! I will check the art journal out. :)

Kristel said...

Loks like a great project Jacky!! I wanted to wish you a happy newyear!
Hugs Kristel

Spyder said...

Fabulous Jacky, will keep watching what you ge up to!
(Happy New Year!)

(Lyn)

Lynne in NI said...

ohhh I'm liking the look of your calendar Jacky .... bet its even nicer IRL with all that shimmer!
Happy New Year!

Rachel B said...

I do like the sound of this! hmmmm, maybe I need to rethink my projects! :)