Hello again! Hope you all had a fab Christmas and happy times with family and friends. This snowy scene is what we woke up to on Christmas Eve and it continued to snow and get deeper and deeper. Santa brought my children lovely new mountain bikes for Christmas and they haven't been able to get outside on them yet!
Thank you all for your very kind comments on my article being published in Somerset Art Journaling. My mag arrived just before Christmas WOO HOO!
Now onto the 2010 365 calendar challenge. If you are joining in the calendar challenge you have four days to get ready for January! Here is my December page almost finished (click on it for a closer look). I tried this for a month to see if I could keep up with it and if I enjoyed doing it before I committed to doing it for a year, and I have really enjoyed it. December is a frantically busy month and I haven't had time to do as much art as I would like but however busy my day I could find 5 minutes to fill in a small square. When I look back on these pages I realise why I get so tired!
Here, I am working in an A4 Moleskine and each square measures about 1 1/2", but feel free to do this in any way you like. Every day I write, doodle or draw a picture of what I have been up to as a record of the minutiae of every day life. So far the following people have said they would like to join in the 365 challenge (I think), and remember, if you're thinking about it, it's not too late to join!
Sharon (livewire jewelry blog)
Amanda (all kinds of wonderful)
Suzie (Weaving Life's threads)
Irene (sorry, no link for Irene..)
Craftygirl (This is my daughter and IF she keeps this up I will post it here!)
If you have changed your mind / don't want to do it or whatever just let me know, it's not a problem. This is how it's going to work: At the end of every month post a picture of your completed journal page on your blog or flickr, link it back to here. When I post my journal page I shall link back to you all. Simples! We'll maybe throw a little blog candy in along the way. I think and I hope that this will be a great way to encourage each other to keep going!
Jill, over on Third Age Musings blog was my inspiration for doing this. She is also running a calendar challenge but at a slightly more sedate pace - a month at a time. Have a look at Jill's blog as she has posted a step-by-step on how to create your page. If you want to see my step-by-step have a look here. And finally for more inspiration, and to see different ways to set up a page have a look at the pictures posted on this Flickr group
Bye for now :-)