Saturday, February 2, 2013

Bye Bye January

A new month means a new calendar post.  I debated (with myself) whether or not to participate in the monthly calendar challenge over at The Kathryn Wheel this year.   In the end, having a record of each month is nice, even though the months seem to fly by when making a calendar like this. 
stuff 273I received some alcohol spray inks at a class last year, so I thought I’d try them.  They had a bit of a sheen to them, and I’m not so sure I’m a fan of that in my journal.  Also, this is a smaller-sized journal than last year’s so I struggled when I had a lot to write, but nice when I didn’t.

Anyhow, the rest of my creative endeavors this month were a bit manic.  With a lot of irons in the fire so to speak, I started a lot, but didn’t get much done other than the calendar and a few pages in my sketch book.  My job keeps getting in the way!

I began a some pages in my journal, which are ready to work on, but nothing was completed.

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I screwed around in my sketchbook, just for fun. 

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I’m working on a collage project (will post more when I’m finished).  This is where it’s at right now. stuff 280
Each January, while on winter break, I make my Christmas cards for the next Christmas. I didn’t actually finish all of them, but a good head start.   stuff 281
February is a short month, so we’ll be back here before we know it I’m sure. 

Happy February!

18 comments:

  1. I LOVE your journal pages. They look great and are very inspiring for me!

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  2. Fun journal blocks going both ways! How interesting...you feel this project speeds up time and it has the opposite affect on me. I feel like time slowed down! There probably is less going on in my life.

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    1. I need your secret for slowing time down. I can't believe we're already a month down in 2013.

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  3. The calendar is always amazing, I love your Christmas cards, they are so creative.

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  4. I've found out you can get a pad that you can write in long hand and it is converted to the computer screen. You can then re-size to any size you want in the printer. I don't know what they are called.
    I like how you maintained the randomness on the honeycomb and the chevrons. It's actually very hard 'not' to get into a pattern.

    And that 'you're next' looks very much like a threat. A bit ;like how the Ozzie's say they are going to 'do' Europe

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    1. Ha! Yes, I'm so excited. I haven't been out of the country in about two years so I'm chomping at the bit for a trip. I can hardly wait.
      There are a lot of apps that you can get for phones or tablets that covert your "notes". I bet if you searched for the app on your phone you'd find a few to try. I think they're categorized by "note taking" apps. I've got a couple on my devices like Notability and Paper. I'm not sure if those are available on the androids, but if not I'm sure they've got their own.

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    2. I just processed the title. Yeah it seemed to fly past. Just as well too.
      This year I'm not going to build up an expectation of a good summer like I did last year.

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    3. Where your winters are long ours are so very short.

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  5. I love your journal pages. I know what you mean about having several irons in the fire...at least that way you always have something in progress and you escape the blank page syndrome. Hope you have a great month....see you around the first!

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  6. Your cards are so lovely! As are all your other creations in progress, great to visit you here!

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  7. you have some really great designs.. and I love all the color.
    You will love Portugal.. make sure you make a trip to the small town of Sintra while you are there..

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    1. I have heard about Sintra from a few people now. I'm really looking forward to it.

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