Monday, December 29, 2008

2009 Art Journal Calendar

The past two years, I participated in collaborative Art Journal Calendars. I like to collage, sketch and write daily in my calendars. At the end of the year, I have a visual journal review of my activities, inspirations and dreams come true for the year. For 2009, I made my own art journal calendar using my artwork between calendar pages.
Here are the inside cover pages. Each page measures 7 x 8.5 inches so it looks like an engagement calendar.
For each month, I print out a calendar 14 x 8.5 inch paper. I space the calendar halves in Photo Shop to allow for the center binding.

I also include a list of art goals for the year to keep me focused on projects, mediums and accomplishments that I want to achieve.
I take the completed calendar to Kinko's to have them bind the book with a black, coil binding. Now, I'm ready for the New Year. Have a creative, happy, healthy and prosperous 2009.



7 comments:

Jo Reimer said...

What a lovely calendar, Paula. I'm so impressed by your abilities with Photoshop since about all I can do with it is work the scanner. You're amazing!

Gwen said...

How cool!! Bring this in January, too, ok? I worked on Art Goals for 2009 today, too, how about that?

dayle doroshow said...

Happy New Year Paula! Just checking in and LOVE your calendar. I know you will have an art-filled 2009. Where will your travels take you this year? I will certainly be thinking of you in France- xoxo Dayle

Cindy O'Leary said...

Wow Paula, what a great idea! I wonder if making a calendar would inspire me to get some art done--one can dream. I hope you have a fabulous year; maybe we'll meet up somewhere! xo cindy

edina said...

Happy New Year! Love your calendar!

Hope your holidays went well and that you're staying warm and dry. I'll keep trying to send sun your way! :)

Robin Olsen said...

I'm so impressed with your calendar! I think you should post pages of your filled one from 2008--that is really awe inspiring.

Anonymous said...

félicitation et bon courage! Your calender start very amazing. Do you want also writing?