Monday, April 2, 2012

March’s Madness

Happy April Fool’s Day!  Isn’t it amazing that March is over already?  I think I post that every month, but the year is already one-fourth of the way over.  Too fast!

Here’s my March calendar for The Kathryn Wheel’s Calendar Challenge.

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Work this year has been a disappointing roller coaster ride, and this month felt like the car flew right off the tracks.  I’ve tried hard to keep my feelings about it to myself, which is SO difficult for me.  Usually, I wear my heart on my sleeve, so I’ve felt so stifled.  This month’s journal pages reflect my frustration. 

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The process was cathartic, but I find them kind of funny to look at.  Flowers and bright colors and doodles are included which is such a juxtaposition to how I was feeling.  Deep down they are more telling about who I am, but this month the journaling part is NEG-A-TIVE. I don’t like that, but it sure made me feel better.

The guest art journal continues to be a hit at gatherings.  I forgot to post the ones from February, so here are the pages from both months.

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I enjoy reading them the next day and seeing how they get progressively sillier as the nights go on…depending on the guest artist’s alcohol consumption.

25 comments:

  1. It is 02 April down here, so finally I get to use this:

    "April Fool's has come and past and you're the biggest fool at last!"

    No to go back and actually read the rest of your post.

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  2. Sorry to hear people are getting to you. I know it's hard to strike that happy medium where you're not a doormat nor too quick on the draw either. But I'm glad you're letting it out for sometimes you need to hear it or see it written down for lots of little feeling or impressions to amalgamate into something real OR you say nope that's not correct. I'm imagining things.
    All-in-all, we tend to have pretty good radar and normally we're spot on.

    Since google went on it's merry way at the start of the month, I now cannot embiggen the photos beyond postcard size.

    Anywoos, chin up Missy.

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  3. Hi Kimberley, Thank you for your kind words on my April page. I am sorry you have having a difficult time at work, and I hope things improve this month for you. If nothing else you are making some great art from your difficulties.
    Big love
    AJ

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  4. Lovely March pages Kimberly :) I enjoyed seeing your other journal work too - lovely use of colour! x

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  5. Love your journal pages. Hope that April will be better for you. :)

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  6. @Hula - Ha! I've not heard that one before. I spent the day with some old friends and their kids were in and out during our visit. They spent the day trying to play April Fool's Day jokes on us.

    @AJ - Thank you.

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  7. Thanks Vince - Your comments are spot on. Feeling more like a doormat these days, when what I really want to do is tell the f@#ker off. :)
    What do you mean about google? Are the pictures not linking up to the original? They were taken on my iwhatzit so maybe the resolution keeps it smaller?

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  8. @Sandra and Anesha - Thanks ladies for coming by and for your kind words.

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  9. Loooooove your journal pages! how wonderful in times of frustration you can stil manage to be so creative!!

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  10. No, they are fine as far as being there is concerned and they are sharp enough. What they aren't doing is opening full screen size.

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  11. "Wrong is becoming acceptable" around you, huh? Sorry about that!
    Take care!
    m.

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  12. Love your work, hope you have better April.

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  13. beautiful march pages ! Love the colors !! April WILL BE better for you ;-))

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  14. Gorgeous journal pages and beautiful March page

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  15. Beautiful pages! Hope April is better. And how great to have the AJ to vent in when March bit.

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  16. Great idea the shamrock for March and good March colours.I hope you have a better month in April.
    Your journal pages are awesome.

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  17. Really fantastic journal pages. Hope you are able to include positive thoughts soon.

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  18. Love the simplicity of your march page - looks great. Thanks for posting your journal pages too - loving their brightness. Hope you have a happier April

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  19. Hi Kimberly thanks for visiting my blog! Love your pages - oh to be able to journal like that! keep it up :)

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  20. You're such a talented mixed media artist. What do you use? Paints/ Pastels?

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  21. I love looking at your journal pages! I need to take up something like this because I have the same problem you do! I wish wish wish I could spill my guts on my blog.

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  22. Love your pages. Don't worry if your frustration flows through your art and journalling ... that's what it's there for. Really hope April is a much better month for you honey :) xx

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  23. I'm always so impressed by your journals. You are a talented girl!

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  24. Love your completed March page - the colour rocks! Nice to see your other journal pages too, even if they are all about letting your frustrations out!

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