Re: Calendar Pages
- Yes, Kathleen, I use Post-Its to make a mask for the squares. I have a stack of them all
covered in ink and paint. Most of them aren't very sticky anymore, but I still use them. I
started out using a sponge, foam ball, rubber stamp, or even bubble wrap to make the
back grounds, now I paint the around spaces with watercolors.
I have enjoyed seeing them evolve. I didn't notice it quite as much until I made the flickr
set. It's a timeline of sorts for me. The calendar I made for this July takes another big leap
in the way it looks. When I counted out the Post-it squares, I didn't bother to straighten
them. I just painted around them where they were. I also painted the whole background
My children really love to look my journals, much more than the formal scrapbooks I've
made for them in all their acid-free splendor. They see stickers from their spelling tests
and clothing, silly candid I-zone photos, and written records of what we were doing
several years earlier. My 10-year-old son even gives me things to include. My 3-year-old
daughter has a journal of her own in a composition book. She includes a lot of the same
things I do. I write down what she tells me. Without them we would have forgotten a lot
of unimportant, but funny things, like her dream about the clown who took her ice cream.
--- In CompositionArtJournals@yahoogroups.com, Kathleen Pharis <anniek1952@...>
>your earlier months were not as highly embellished as the more recent ones - isn't it fun
> I LOVE this idea - do you use Post-its for the uniform size for each day? I noticed that
to realize and SEE that our art evolves as we grow as human beings?
> theuzzels <uzzel@...> wrote:
> I am celebrating 5 years of keeping a illustrated journal. Things have changed a lot for
> the last 5 years: 9/11, the birth of my now 3 year old daughter, a new home...throughout
> In my journals I make a calendar page for each month and decorate the calendar
> that month. I made a flickr set of these calendar pages at:photos,
> Between the monthly calendars my journals contain drawings, recipes, lists, rants,
> reflections, goals, ideas...almost anything that comes along. The calendars make a great
> timeline for me.
> Tracy U.
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