Tuesday, 1 February 2011

February art journal calendar

This year I'm joining in the Art Journal calendar project hosted by the immensely talented Kate.........there's also a Flickr group.......and I have actually managed to finish my January page.......despite living a very unexciting life!!!
I'm not a fan of February.......a grey, dull month........apart from Valentine's Day, of course.......so went for a pink with hearts theme.......and that's certainly brightened it up a bit!!!  
Painted with Blonde Moments pink and silver paints........stamped with a variety of hearts.......a few heart stickers........and Cupid had to be in there as well.
What I've learned this month.
1. Try and fill it in each day......leave it a week.....and, not only don't you remember what you did.......it's a chore, rather than fun.
2. Make the next month's page in plenty of time.
3. My drawing skills are zero......non existent.......zilch.......accept that this does not matter!!!
4. Despite my very mundane life....I think it will be interesting to look back at a whole year of entries.

26 comments:

Sian said...

I think this is a fantastic project - I followed a couple of people who did it last year and they said it was so worthwhile. You are looking good so far!

Kathyk said...

I agree, it's looking like a great project and it will be fun to look back on in years to come. When all is said and done most of us lead a fairly mundane life interspersed with good stuff. Your journal is looking fab too and I'm loving the treatment of February so far.

Kathyk

Margi said...

I so love this idea! Yours are fabulous!

Cheri said...

looks like a fun project Jacky!

flutterbycrafter said...

Two beautiful pages, gorgeous colours.

Karen said...

Both pages are lovely. It seems like an ambitious project, but I find that those are often the ones that mean the most.

Denise said...

I've not seen this before,your pages look lovely...sounds like a good one :-)

Poppit said...

I just love what you learned in January, especially points 3 & 4. Truth in there for many of us I'm sure! Greaa job :-)

thekathrynwheel said...

Your pages look really great. I agree about Feb - a dull and dreary month! But you brightened it up with the pink. I agree with everything you 'learned' this month and if you don't fill it in each day you forget what you did!! Thanks for joining the challenge x

Juls said...

Loving your pages...Love the soft pink you have used for February....cant wait to see what you fill it out with! Hugs Juls

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wow - you're becoming an art journaler before my very eyes!!! Love it!
Rinda

Sandra Hall said...

Really lovely pages! The pink February pages are gorgeous :)

Sam said...

Beautiful pages, love the lush pink of Feb!

Clairy said...

What a fab idea! I'm a member of Project 365 - which is a photo journal. You take a picture every day. I'm really enjoying it!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Jacky ~ I love how you are really stepping out of the box and creating these fabulous pieces. I know what you mean about waiting to fill in the blanks at the end of the week. Amazing how by Friday I can't remember what happened on Tuesday! ;o)

Anesha said...

Lovely pages, really like the pink!

Steph said...

Lovely colours , it will be interesting to remember what you have done reading it back in December

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love both of your pages Jacky - especially February! so sweet and pink! thanks for the inspiration!

humel said...

Oh yes, it'll be so interesting as a keepsake from this year :-) I just got my photobook for 2010's Project 365, and I love looking back over all those moments big and small! And your pages are so beautiful xx

I keep meaning to do something with this idea myself, but haven't managed it. I'm wondering about incorporating a version of it into my 'one little word' art journal. *thinking*....

Cherry said...

I think this fab Jacky and such a great project to do over the year. Love the colours and images you are choosing. Hugs Cherry XXx

Kristin said...

I think this is a really fun and cool idea! I may have to play along! Good luck in yours, looks great so far :)

Beverley Baird said...

Love your calendars! Espwecially love what you learned and I can so relate to 1 and 4!

furrypig said...

Jackie you have been so creative so far in 2011 I have missed keeping up to date with your blog and hope I manage it now! Thanks for the message on my blog, can I email you my address? My email addy is furrypig3(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk. Thanks xxx

Holly said...

You completed January page looks great and I love the cheeriness of your February page :)

She said...

What fantastic pages. Love the list of things you have learnt.......they all apply to me!!! S x

SarahLP said...

Looks brilliant! Wish I'd started doing this.. coculdn't agree more, doing it EVERY day is much better than leaving it a few days! (but I know what I would do..)