Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May and June calendar pages

Those of you who keep up with my blog know that I lost my art journal when I went to California. So, for the entire month of April, probably my most important month as far as events are concerned, I was without a monthly calendar. I finally prepped a new spiral notebook, using lots of colors. So here I am starting my second, and hopefully last journal this year. And while you're admiring (or NOT) these pages, be sure to check out some really good pages at Kate's blog, The Kathryn Wheel, where she keeps the links.

Once again I cut up a calendar to make sure I got the correct number of days and correct positions. When I think of May, I remember the song "April showers bring May flowers." So I decorated the right side of the calendar with May flowers, cut from an old magazine. I probably should start trying to make these pages look a bit more artistic, but I've just not been making art lately, so I was happy that I even got this far.



Sorry I have to show these pages individually. I still don't know how to stitch two pages together in Photoshop. This is the left page


and the right one.



I took a HUGE leap for June and created my own little squares and numbers. I didn't leave myself much room to decorate these pages, but hopefully the words I write will be colorful enough. OK, that's probably not the case, so I'll try to come up with something to decorate these pages with before the end of June.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I am still unable (after nearly a week) to leave a comment on any blog that doesn't have a pop-up window because there is no comment box for me to write in. It is frustrating, because I've tried many things, including sending a message to blogger. In fact, I unchecked the "keep me signed in" box the first day and it didn't help at all. My apologies if I don't leave a comment. It's only because I have no place to write anything.

31 thoughtful remarks:

Spyder said...

I have had this problem too, sometimes it opens and I can start to type but then it doesn't save it and sometimes the comment box just doesn't open at all. Luckily I think your's is ok...although I did type in a woyww message about an hour ago, that isn't there! (will this one be saved??)lets see.....
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Healing Woman said...

Your April journal page will be an heirloom for others to treasure far into the future. I love how you designed it but even more, I loved seeing how you filled in each block with your activities. May also looks cheerful and bright.

see you there! said...

Your journal pages look good to me. I'm so bad at writing down anything other than appointments. Here you lost one art journal and made another to keep going. I think thats great.

Darla

sandra de said...

Ohh well done for posting your art journal pages. Lovely to see what you have been working on. I have had nothing but trouble with blogger and now my computer wont let me even push the button to start. Grrrr.

artangel said...

May looks like a garden of spring flowers, gorgeous! June's colours are really pretty, look forward to seeing what else you do! x

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE these pages so creative and what a great way to keep up with your daily life! BTW, I changed my comment stats about a month ago when a friend told me that a LOT of people couldn't comment in the format I was using.....
Have a great day!

Kirsty.a said...

Lovely creative pages. I have just started art journalling, but funnily enough also went with a calendar theme

Terri Kahrs said...

So sorry to hear that you're still experiencing Blogger woes, Elizabeth. Ever since they went down a few weeks ago, it's been hit or miss.

Love your calendars! My May is finished, but June is still a WIP. Guess I'd better get gluing!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Diane Salter said...

The way your comment section is set up is when I run into trouble, but I figured out a way to get around it..see if it works on yours.
Love the color in these pages, and I agree--a GREAT way to journal your daily life!

Marilyn Rock said...

Well; June is coming in beautifully looking at your wonderful and creative pages! Thank you! xxoo

PaperPumpkin said...

Hi! I love your calendar pages! Your flowers are great and I love your day's blocks.(Yeah, this whole blog comments thing has been driving me crazy, too. Sometimes I can leave one, sometimes it won't let me. And, it takes FOREVER!)~kath

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your journal is looking really great. :) So sorry you've been having issues with blogger. I have no clue if mine is giving people problems. Things "seem" to be ok now...I think. Take care!

Anesha said...

Great pages, like the used of your coloured boxes. Sorry about your blogger issue. :)

Anonymous said...

very creative ! Echinacea is one of my favourite flowers !!
Janique from Switzerland

~*~Patty S said...

what a pain about blogger...sorry you have that aggravation...when all else fails Mr M reminds me to Restart the computer...sometimes whacky things are fixed...unfortunately it is not always that easy tho

your calendar pages are great...WHERE did May go anyway :)

Happy June Mz E!
oxo

patcrafts said...

Very creative pages and love the flowers. Nice bright journalling squares for June.

Halle said...

I must have missed or forgotten that you lost your journal in CA. I knew you lost your camera. Maybe that's what I focused on.
Anyway....I like these calendar journal pages. The concept seems very doable to me. But right now I can't seem to do the things I supposed to do so I can't very well take on more!

McMGrad89 said...

This is a fun looking calendar page.

I had problems with blogger to the point that I couldn't even make a new blog post myself. Try using a different browser (i.e. Firefox or Safari or IE7 or Chrome) and see if it doesn't make a difference. I found that I couldn't work in FF but Safari worked just fine. Eventually, blogger worked out the kinks. Also see if your browser needs to be updated. Sometimes it's the simple things that make difficulties. Good luck and Happy June.

sewa mobil said...

Nice article, thanks for the information.

Sande said...

Love your calendar and so sorry you lost your beloved journal. I would be livid.

It most likely is how your browser it set that is causing you not to be able to post comments. Check to see if you have it set "no pop ups". Most likely that is the issue. It's not allowing the window to pop up. If not in the browser check the setting in your blogger settings. It's in one of those two places.

Electra said...

These are so lovely-I'm sorry you lost your journal, I can't imagine how heartbrokien you must have been!

Fiona said...

great pages love the splashes of paint and your collage - really vibrant

flutterbycrafter said...

Beautiful pages, fab colours, very creative

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh yes, blogger has been such a nuisance recently! I haven't been able to comment on blogs either! Grrrrrrrrr.
Your calendar pages are looking great, and I love the way you have made the journaling squares yourself for June. I'm impressed that after losing your journal you started your calendar again. Kate

Margaret said...

I know I've said it before but I love this project so much!! wonderful idea and i love the way your book is filling up! Mx

Lynn said...

Loving your calender Elizabeth, just had to come over after your visit. I too had a long blog break and am just getting back into catching up on everything. I appreciate your visit so much :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love those Spring flowers, what a lovely idea! Been having blog problems myself, thought it was just me to start with!!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Great background pages... love it!
You are very talented :]

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful pages!! I tried to comment much earlier but blogger would not let me, now it finally seems to be working again...

Sam said...

Wonderful pages, sorry you lost your art journal how frustrating. Blogger is playing me up too, i have had to download firefox and come to blogger through that or i cant comment on anyones blog x

Steph said...

Sorry you lost your journal but great pages very colourful x