Thursday, December 31, 2009

Time to Make a 2010 Visual Calendar

Here it's the last day of the year and I'm making my 2010 Art Journal Calendar. It's become a habit to keep these visual calendars. 2010 makes my fifth year to keep one. Last year, I posted HERE my top ten reasons to keep a visual calendar and demonstrated HERE how I make them.
For the cover and back, I scanned and cropped my ArtFiberFest fabric journal cover and resized it to fit an 8½ x 5½ format.
The inside covers are sewn 'Mary Ann Moss-style' with photos and decorative paper.
To make it easy, I purchased two monthly calendar refills, trimmed off the notebook holes on the edges, and glued each month-half to an 8½ x 11 inch piece of card stock. I cut these in half and voila- the calendar pages are created.
Here's what the month of January looks like in the bound Art Journal Calendar.
On the backs of the calendar pages, I glued my artwork or photos to go with each season.
Between March and April are a photo of the snow drops on Vashon Island and my Mt Hood landscape.
Between August and September are a photo of the dahlias at Justy's Flowers & Produce and one of my dahlia sketches.
Enjoy making your own visual calendar for 2010 and Happy New Year!!!!


Gwen said...

I love the idea of cutting up a calendar (since I am so untalented at things like creating one the right size on the computer), now I may make one for myself this year!

Yours looks really great!

Happy New Year!!

lilylovekin said...

I hope your calendar fills with beautiful images of 2010. I think it is going to be a good year. I hope yours is full of love and joy. Let us stay in touch. Lorrie

Robin Olsen said...

I always love your calendars and am so impressed that you manage to fill them every year! I love how you incorporated your fabric journal into this one.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

I am taking my first journalling class in feb at art and soul . How was fiber fest the journal cover is wonderful that you made so I am guessing it was a good retreat??

Suzanne Reynolds said...

You are so clever, Paula. I'm a terrible journal keeper but you're inspiring me with your format...perhaps there is hope for me!

Julia said...

Hello there!

I have just found your blog and wanted to say how much i like your journal calendar...totally fabulous idea - might just have to try that myself!

Much love and Happy New Year to you
Julia x x x

Anonymous said...

Paula, Thank you so much for sharing your 2010 journal-making with us, you are an inspiration!! and I'm making one this minute.
Love, HK