Sunday, 1 August 2010

Ta-Da!


Well, here is my August page. I'm flying in by the seat of my pants as usual, although technically I am not late - it's still the 1st of August (JUST!). This page is very much a work in progress as I will be off for two weeks to get some much needed sunshine during the month of August, so there are 14 days which aren't even stuck down on the page. I don't think I will want to carry my large A4 Moleskine with me so I'll just take the squares, fill them in and then stick them down when I get back home.

The images  I chose this month came from the lovely Marsha of Tumblefish Studios. I chose these as they seem to fit my holiday mood perfectly :-)  I'm not sure that I will look quite as good as this curvyluscious babe when I am in my swimsuit though!!


Marsha's images will be available here: http://www.tumblefishstudio.etsy.com/


Here is the page as a work in progress. I used acrylic paints, pastels, stencils, and my fave spray inks, as well as a few bottle lids and rubber stamps to create this background. It always amazes me how different the page looks by the end of the month when it is all filled in.


Now, K(banterings of a basketcase) quite rightly pointed out that newbies to my blog have no idea what this challenge is all about. Sorreeeeeeee, an oversight on my part, so here goes .....

 Back in December I was inspired by Jill to keep an art calendar - pages in my regular art journal, but with a small square for each day where I could write the happenings of daily life. I became hooked, so in January I challenged fellow bloggers to join me for a whole year - the 2010 365 calendar challenge. Many people decided to join but over the course of time some have left ..... but also some have joined along the way :-))
It is never to late to join in the fun, you don't have to wait till January. Start now!! Here is the original post, and here is the flickr group where you can see many different calendars in one place. But be warned, it is addictive and once you start you may not be able to stop! All you have to do is fill in your page each month and then leave a blog comment here so that everyone in the challenge can hop around to see each other's pages :-)  You could also post it to Flickr if you wish.

To answer another question I have received .... You can do this in any size journal you like, but I do a double page spread in an A4 Moleskine and my squares measure 1 1/2".

Ok, now I am off on a blog hop to see the other calendars...byee for now

24 comments:

  1. Verrry nice! I promise I will do my homeowrk tomorrow miss!

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  2. Your journal is fantastic - I love everything about it. Have a great holiday.

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  3. Great work as usual! I wasn't able to finish mine, but it was going to be a calendar too! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  4. Fabulous as usual... when I get a life I'll do a calendar!

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  5. Just fabulous as usual. Annette x

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  6. Thank you! I love this! Maybe I can start in August...just not as EARLY as you did!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Hi Kate, FAB pages, love them! I have prepared all my squares and am just putting the finishing touches to my backgrounds. This will be my first month with you, I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying it. S xx

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  8. Love following your blog....could I be cheeky and ask where you sourced your moleskin journal from. I have been using Pink Pigs and fancy a change.

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  9. Very lovely! I love that dribbly effect on your background... just love it!
    Great idea to take the squares and not the whole journal - wisdomous woman!
    Enjoy your hol! x x

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  10. Lovely pages again, I like the way they change over the month too.
    Have a fab holiday xx

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  11. Clever girl thinking to take squares and not the journal. I have posted my August page on my blog but am having difficulty posting in the Group on Flickr.
    Love your drip background I made a mess of mine so had to re do it doh.
    Pat x

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  12. So groovy Kate,
    I just love your work in progress,I learn so much from clever you. Thank for always sharing that part of your postitng.
    You are the queen of fabulous and love these journal pages.The colors are beautiful.
    Marsha is so neat too,adore her art also.
    Really Grrreat Kate.
    Have a wonderful creative day.
    Hugs,Laura.xoxx
    Such aa artful thrill visiting you always...

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  13. Hi Kathryn, your August pages are looking fantastic, love the colours as always :-) I must try harder! Only just blogged mine now for July and they can be seen <a href="http://liverpoollou.blogspot.com/search/label/365%20Journal>here</a>
    Bit late 'cos weekend activities got in the way. But for August I'll have to finish a few days early due to holidays.
    Anne xx

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  14. another fabby page Kate. this is going to be so good when it's done!

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  15. What a beauty in every way.

    Promise mine is on its way - no time to breathe today let alone write or post!

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  16. Thank you! very much for answering me! as a teacher type person, my year starts in september anyway :) so I might get this going :)

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  17. Hi Kate, I know I'm a little late to the party but I'd love to join you! My calendar is posted on my blog. :-) http://wallflowerimages.blogspot.com/

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  18. I'm back again ;-) I've posted my pages for August now Kathryn http://liverpoollou.blogspot.com/search/label/365%20Journal Sorry it wouldn't accept the link, don't know if I'd missed something (as I see I did above) so have just put it like this.
    I will post them on Flickr when I get time. I won't look as good as your bathing belle in my cozzy either - wish those with long legs were fashionable to hide my wobbly thighs LOL
    Anne xx

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  19. I'm a little late this month but still hanging in there. Love the inky effects. I've blogged mine here.
    http://thesecretlifeofascrapstashcollector.blogspot.com/2010/08/late-arrival-july-art-journal-calendar.html

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  20. Hiya, my first month here! I've just finished my August pages, they are
    here
    I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed doing these! S xx

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  21. Brilliant pages Kate and I'm sure you look lovelier that the old girl in her bathers hahaha :)

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  22. A little scary, these images, colors ...

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  23. FAB-U-LOUS!!!! Love it!
    Lesley x

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  24. Mine is finished - but no camera (daughter has borrowed it!) Will post asap. Just letting you know I'm still with you.

    Love your August page.

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