the art kind of course! It has been bitter cold and windy with some bouts of snow so it's a perfect time to stay in, continue on my "cleansing" path, and make more art too. Oh, and make some get away plans. I already have 3 beach trips lined up and a visit to the Adirondacks in NY to spend time with my dear friend LuAnn in her new home! Always good to have something to look forward to.
What do you ( in the Northern hemisphere) do to wile away the winter?
I decided I wanted to make a new journal dedicated to calendar pages so I began with a 7" x 10" Strathmore watercolor journal. I covered the front with Victorian tissue paper and edged it with washi tape:
Try It On Tuesday for the theme to use tissue.
Here are my spreads for January:
They will all be done in a similar format. Similar to the DLP Project I had seen people doing the last few years. Watercolors to separate the days on the left and art to coordinate on the right. The new year piece is a napkin to which I added glitter(doesn't show), cardboard numbers painted black and doodles all about.
I decided I needed to do some type of calendar/documentation as I missed not doing any the last two years. It's such a great way to tell the story of one's year by writing daily snippets. And this segs into linking to Art Journal Journey hosted by Erika this month with the theme of " every journal page tells a story".
Speaking of calendars I was gifted a Paris/ French themed calendar for Christmas and today I am sharing the January art with my friends at T Stands For Tuesday:
Lastly I have a journal page that celebrates the Chinese New Year (January 28) along with the theme of "Asia" over at Moo Mania and More.
The good luck image and rooster are rubber stamps and a combination of Asian themed papers and tissue were used for the collage.
Also linking up later this week to Paint Party Friday. Have a super week everyone-see you soon!
" Act as if you are worthy of what you want, and the universe will demonstrate that your faith is justified." Alan Cohen