Saturday, December 1, 2012

And There Goes November!

Something about November made it seem like such a long month this year.  I don’t usually say this as the months pass by, but I’m kind of glad that it’s over and December is here.

Here’s my November calendar for The Kathryn Wheel’s Calendar Challenge.  I missed my daily doodles, so went back to that layout.stuff 258

And some journal pages in my new journal.stuff 259 stuff 260stuff 261stuff 262  And my moleskine sketchbook…stuff 263 stuff 264
Happy December! I hope the holidays are mellow and stress free.    

21 comments:

  1. You are SO creative. Color me impressed!! And color me because I suspect if I stood still that is what would happen (grin). Your calendar is awesome and your journal pages are divine.

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    1. Ha ha! Thanks. I do like colors and TO color. :)

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  2. Thank, and a word that rhymes with truck.

    I've seen Oz art in that vein. http://www.aboriginalartonline.com/index.php

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    1. I'm not very familiar with Australia or its art. From checking out the website very quickly, it is very colorful and patterned based. I like it. I'll have to spend a some more time reading the info.

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    2. Some how missed the top part of your comment the first time through...ha ha!

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    3. Hmm, I like the method. I didn't at first, year ago. But now see it as a true core like Maya, Inca or Celtic Art.
      It's geometric within movement. The external reference is snakes primarily but the land and the water generally. It's mesmeric like some Indian or Japanese Shinto.

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    4. I spent a bit of time exploring the website and a few others on the art this morning. It's beautiful work, and I enjoyed learning about the natural materials that were/are used in the works. It truly is an ancient art. It's hard to believe how far back some of it dates. I had no idea.

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  3. Wonderful November page and your journal pages are fab.

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  4. I love all of these, and I wish I had the time/talent to do them!

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    1. Well I don't really either but it keeps me sane.

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  5. I think your doodles are fabulous Kimberley and i love your colour palettes! Light n breezy!

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    1. Thanks Fi. I like the way they turned out, but I had done a bunch of backgrounds and then went back in and journaled later. It didn't feel so light and breezy, instead like I was overthinking everything trying to get what I wanted to "say" to fit in the pages I had already started. Some can work that way, but I don't think that approach is for me.

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  6. I really admire your artistic endeavors. Are you able to put much art in the way of your students or is that not a part of the curriculum any more?

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    1. Unfortunately, not as much as I'd like. We have art curriculum but it's not on the TEST, so it's usually pushed to the side. I try to integrate it into the tested curriculum where I can to get some taught. The idea of teaching to the teach may be on its way out in the next year or two though with the change to national standards. It looks like the new standards will be heavily linked to art...fingers crossed!

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  7. Love all of it! I think you should make some canvases!

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    1. I think that canvases might be too much of a commitment for me. :) I like being able to store them in the books. But thank you, Jilly!

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  8. Love your journal Pumpkin. Makes me want to race to the art store and spend my ill-gotten gains.

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