Thursday, December 1, 2011

12 Month Calendar: November and December

Another month completed on my 12 month calendar. That means there's only one month to go, as we begin to wind down this year. I never suspected when I started this project, initiated by our leader Kate at The Kathryn Wheel, how demanding it would be. Now I'm no artist and my pages are not filled with lovely daily art like some of the people I've visited. But it still is a big (and I stress the word BIG) commitment to write a little something every day, even if you don't include a bit of artistic imagery along with the prose.


I managed to get my November squares filled, along with a few bits of good old-fashioned American based thankfulness.


My left side (for those of you who like to see the daily minutia) is decorated with a few barren trees, a sure sign that Autumn winds have helped remove all the dead and dying leaves.


The right side is filled with some of those wind-swept leaves, and images of thanks and Thanksgiving. I realize Thanksgiving is a strickly American holiday, but it is my favorite holiday of all, since there are no religious overtones, no gifts that must be exchanged, and it can be as elaborate or simple as one chooses.


Christmas, on the other hand, is never simple. The house is filled with food, decorations, scents, and gifts from the first of December. So, my December pages will truly be filled with decorated trees (like my house) and hopefully lots of prose describing the events of the month. I hope to see everyone this month and next month when we wrap up the year with our calendars.

25 thoughtful remarks:

voodoo vixen said...

I think you deserve a huge pat on the back given the beginning of your year and you still managed to keep this going... and now it is almost finished and it will be a fabulous thing to look back on!!

Lynette (NZ) said...

I love the trees you have added so far - it's a great feeling to know we made it through eh? Have a wonderful December - and a very happy Christmas.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful pages Elizabeth and I love how you photographed them!

craftattack said...

Great pages, and the light falling on them is wonderful! Valerie

Anesha said...

Great pages, your background is lovely. :)

Steph said...

Very colourful pages and i know what you mean about the commitment writing each day x

Siobhan Brignull said...

great pages, loving the look of December, cant believe we've nearly done it, pat yourself on the back .. Siobhan

Laura said...

love your colourful pages

Diane said...

I really love this idea-- a great way of journaling everyday (just a short sentence--no need to write a lot)--when you look back at it--you'll appreciate it even more and the added touch of artwork is perfect.

catherine said...

i think you've done really well to have done this challenge for the whole year, i only found out about it in august but i have to say i love this creative challenge.

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your combination of your words and art - alive and colorful pages! xxoo

see you there! said...

You are so good at "stick with it". I'm know you must have a wonderful collection of colorful pages for the year.

Darla

Margaret said...

you made it!! well done!! I've admired this project throughout the year, I bet your book has an amazing feel to it now it'd filled! Mx

elle said...

This will be an amazing keepsake. Good for you for staying with it until the end!

Sam said...

Your November pages are wonderful, I love the trees and the falling leaves. It has been a big commitment but definately worthwhile! x

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I think you prove the theory that you don't have to be able to draw to be an artist! I love how you artistically incorporated the bare trees and leaves. I've been doing daily journaling all year, also, just not in the "square" format and I love it. Now, it is pretty much a habit and is so fun to go back and read and remember the special and the ordinary days of your life!

McMGrad89 said...

Wow!!! you did the entire year?? I missed the first 3 months. Impressive.

Sandra Hall said...

I love how artistically you displayed your pages in the first photograph! Looks great with the sun streaming through the window:) We all deserve a pat on the back I think for commitment, but its worth the effort. I too like the falling leaves on your November page.

sandra de said...

Love all your pics and how your bring all the elements together. Well done for completing a year of journalling. Me too!!! Hooray

Halle said...

Love the light through the window across your calendar pages. Can you believe the year is almost over?? It has gone WAY TOO FAST.

patcrafts said...

Love the trees and falling leaves photos are good with the sun shining through, December is looking good.

thekathrynwheel said...

Fabulous pages! And well done for keeping up all year. You're right - it is a big commitment but is great to look back on your pages at the end of the year. It has been a pleasure to have you on board - I have so enjoyed seeing your creations. Almost there now! Kate x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely pages, especially falling leaves. Love the way you photographed your pages.

sharne Gregory said...

Great pages. Love the falling leaves.

Kimberly Gruber said...

great photos, the pages look fantastic.