Friday, June 1, 2012

May and June: calendar pages in Kate's 366 challenge

I can't believe we've finished five months of 2012 and getting ready to celebrate half a year of calendar pages. Our fearless leader Kate at the Kathryn Wheel is in charge of this project. I'm just happy to be a part of it.

As you can see, I took these photos earlier in the day. The sun was shining and there was no hail. If you want to see hail, you'll have to wait till I get the photos off my camera later today. And thankfully, my electricity is back, so I can post this.


This month was all about cleaning and preparing for company, after which I entertained for about a week. I made notes and ticked them off as I completed each cleaning or gardening task.


Although I have made NO art since April, except for one ATC, I am proud that I was able to accomplish everything I set out to do during the month of May. I've even started writing notes and quotes in the margins of my calendar.


Now I look forward to June, and hopefully more art time. Or at least art inspiration. And of course, hopefully, no hail and high winds. Looks like May was the month that went out like a lion where I live.

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18 thoughtful remarks:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...a delight to see these pages Elizabeth, great inkings, like the colours of June too, when you see all you've achieved written down for the month it's been busy times for you, super work...have a wonderful day...Mel :)
on Tuesday I opened a regular blog & my PC went t0 meltdown with a virus so missed WOYWW & all my regulars, so sorry I've missed anything Elizabeth, i'm getting back on track today...xx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love your layout. Great way to journal daily life and accomplishments. I want to do an art journal. A smash book. Something. So inspiring to see what others are doing. But so far I've gotten no further than oohing and aahing. Hope the weather is better over there. It is hot, hot, hot here. Take care. Tammy

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Dripping sprayed backgrounds are very nice Elizabeth. I also really like the layout of the columns - too much cleaning though - more fun! xox

Terrie Purkey said...

What a great journal this will be at the end of the year to capture just snippets of your daily life. Plus those fun arty things like IA etc. The backgrounds are beautiful, but the idea and follow thru to fill in those squares is even better. Happy June.

sandee said...

Other than your neighbors tree, did you have any damage? I was thinking about your poor garden, wondering too if Bluebeards grass suffered! Now, we have to get you inspired to do some art! I am worried about about your absence from creativity!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Rita said...

Sweet pages!
Hope you didn't get any damage. Went out like a tired lamb here. ;)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely colours you've used here! Those greens and purples are beautiful.

Sharon said...

Love your color choices and the page layout.

karen said...

Beautiful pages! Looks like May was a busy month for you! I hope you will get to relax a bit more in June :)

Anesha said...

Love the colours in your pages, great backgrounds.

AJ said...

Your pages are fabulous and a great record of your month/year.
Big love
AJ

paulaexuk said...

Lovely pages Elizabeth, you really have been busy

Sheila MJ said...

Well done - great backgrounds and love the colours.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I like that round stencil...is it a stencil or did you create it yourself? I want to see your flower pounding. I've tried that with leaves but not flowers.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Your backgrounds are delicious.

Halle said...

Loved May's background. There's just something about circles!!

Patti said...

These are fabulous!! I love the way you manage your lists - how fun!! I'll have to keep that in mind when (thinking about:) planning my chores!

flutterbycrafter said...

Such interesting pages, love your backgrounds & your squares are brilliant look like post it notes