There seems to me to be a trend in the paper crafting world to do calendar journaling art. I first noticed it when my friend Lydia started her calendar. I really liked the idea of doing art everyday and I liked the idea of the small canvas of 2"x21/2" that the calendar rectangles provided. I almost went out and bought a calendar to do the journaling. but then I decided not to. Partly because I didn't want to spend the $ on a calendar and partly because I have to do things my own way. I knew I had lots of white cardstock scraps. So I cut several into 2"x2 1/2" rectangles. I punched holes at the top. Then I went and bought some key rings. Total cost for my journal $2.
I think my way of doing the journaling has several advantages.
#1. I don't have to mask off adjoining rectangles. I can get messy without worrying about yesterday's or tomorrow's rectangles.
#2. If I mess up I can always just start again. (A little harder when you have the calendar)
#3. If you miss a day of journaling on a calendar, the BLANK rectangle is readily noticed. Unless you looked at each one on my journal, it would be a lot harder to notice a missing day.
#4. I have limited craft space, so if I had a calendar it would take up a lot more space than my little journal which can fit in my pocket.
I would love for you scroll through this post and look at what I've done so far. When I bought the key rings, I have extras. Leave a comment on this post and I'll pick 2 people to send key rings too so you can make a little art journal too.
January 30 (more rain drop practice)
January 31 ( went bowling with my kids for my youngest son's birthday)
February 1 (little canvas- used only top part of lighthouse - wink of stella on light rays)
February 2( watercoloring outside the lines)
February 3(mixing watercoloring. wink of stella on wings and tail.)
Feburary 6(using a small image from a set that I rarely used because it was so small - perfect for small canvas. Hard to watercolor though. I had to use a really small brush)
February 7 (old lady bug stamp-not a lot of difference between image and back so I ended up getting some ink on the back and as a result on my page. I decided to go with it by masking my bug and stamping newsprint stamp, itty bitty background stamp and alphabet stamps.
February 8 ( more old stamps)
February 9 (I used one of my oldest SU stamps 1996. I found this stamp on a gravel road.)
February 10( I used another old stamp of mine. The little tulips, I masked several times to add depth)
February 12(WT518- Music - I love to play the guitar, piano and ukelele but I also love to listen to music. so I decided to draw treble cleff and music notes and make a little record album. Remember those...???)
February 13 (MIX107 sentiment mashup- I mashed up "L" from one alphabet set with "ove" from another set)