I've been participating in Kate Crane's 366 Calendar Project on her blog The Kathryn Wheel since January of this year and it's time to share my completed August pages and my September pages all set to go. You can view my previous calendar pages on older posts beginning in March. January and February's are in my Flickr photostream as I didn't have a blog then.
I chose to make contact sheet size copies of some of the friends we spent time with during our extended vacation this month to complete the little bit of space I had left. You can see how the pages began in this post.
Here's how my Sept. pages began:
I brushed lime green, turquoise and yellow acrylic paints over the pages. When dry I took a piece of plastic canvas and sponged orange acrylic paint thru it halphazardly for making marks on the pages with a grid-like pattern.
I continued adding pattern to the pages by sponging gesso thru punchinella, using several size bottle caps to make the black and white circles and using a foam dauber and orange acrylic for the larger dots. Then I spritzed the pages lightly with Dylusions ink sprays in Black Marble and Squeezed Orange. I took the spray top off the bottle of the Bubblegum Pink and used the pipette attached to it to add some random splatters. I liked the way this turned out so much , and knowing that most of it would be covered I saved individual page scans to be used in the future. Actually, it didn't take me long to use them as you can see here on one of several prayer flags I made:
I simply resized my scan, typed the sentiment over it, made a mirror image, printed it out on t-shirt transfer paper, then ironed it onto muslin. I'm giving this one away so check the end of my post with the info for your chance to win, along with a necklace giveaway.
And last but not least here's my Sept. calendar spread ready to go:
I'm linking this up to Kate's blog and then will visit the other inspiring links there. Anyone is welcome to play at any time, whenever they can, so take a look-perhaps you will be inspired to record your days in an artful way.
Please be sure to check out my Summer Inspiration Giveaway on this post. You have thru Sunday Sept. 9th to leave a comment telling which giveaway you prefer.I will randomly choose a winner for each sometime Monday Sept. 10th. Good luck to all!
"Follow your heart. It knows the way."