Tuesday, July 31, 2012

July and August in my monthly calendar

The only note worthy bit about July, 2012 was the heat. Long hot nights and even longer and hotter days marked this month in which several heat records were set. I know this probably sounds strange to Kate of The Kathryn Wheel whose weather has been less than impressive this summer, but I am definitely looking forward to turning the page all the way to autumn!


Unfortunately, I still have August to deal with. At least I'm ready for it, and wishing for cooler weather may be the only thing this background will be good for. I'm hoping it will feel like a beach theme and I'll at least feel cooler when I write in it.


For those of you who love minutia, here is the left side of July's calendar, showing why I continue to hate my handwriting, and

here is the right side. I hope your part of the world had less heat and more water than my little corner of the world had in July. At least we are now past the half-way mark for 2012.

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23 thoughtful remarks:

Sandy Leigh said...

Love this project so much! To-Do listers everywhere should see this!

Dianne said...

a great way to remember the days of summer and the art challenges that you did...!

olive said...

its only weather!!! Uk will bask in sunshine in September and October so we will have a glorious Autumn, best season, I think, of the year for colour, change and transformation........ oh yes love the calendar pages. xxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Fabulous pages Elizabeth - colour is one thing I struggle with, you seem to have a natural ability to put them together. It's great reading some of the days to see what people get up to :-)
Anne x

Healing Woman said...

Your calendar is great! My handwriting is worse than yours by a long shot. Maybe one day people in a far off time will treasure our chicken scratching compared to the way they will be writing. With text messaging as it is now, no doubt their will be only one syllable words!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Your days are chock full of fun! The backgrounds are super--since your AB lessons, I am noticing colors and composition more. My handwriting suffers from writing fast...and to think I got penmanship awards when I was a kid.

Anesha said...

Great calendar pages. Hope August is a good one for you.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Up until recent years I always thought Sunday started the week :-/ I don't know how I managed that haha (must be because of Creationism that Sunday ends the week)
I'm ok with colours close to each other and I know the basics of the colour wheel but still struggle when using complementary colours.
Anne x

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I'm with you on wishing for cooler temps and it hasn't been nearly as hot here! Your calendar pages are great as always- and I LIKE your handwriting!

see you there! said...

As always, I am impressed that you keep up with things like calendars. I start long projects and fall off the wagon fairly quickly. Hope August brings some relief from the heat in your area.

Darla

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

Your pages always have such juicy layers. I love them!

Terrie Purkey said...

I didn't know about this at the beginning of the year (the calendar making) and it seems odd to start mid-year, but I'll definitely add it to my to-do list starting January. I love the idea of a calendar to track my blogging and art projects/challenges. Love your layers and colors!

RuthArt said...

if you don't like your handwriting, just remember, there are those of us who have much worse handwriting!!! lol our hottest months are always August and September and sometimes October (when Santa Ana winds can make fires extremely dangerous and out of control)

I like your pages and gather inspiration from the colors and designs your incorporate

Monica said...

your handwriting is fine, you will not be graded. I just want cool mornings and nights.

Clare with paint in her hair said...

Move here, summers consisted of rain and more rain and lots more rain and about 2 warm days that were just nice at 28C which is what around 80F

craftattack said...

Lovely, colourful pages. My handwriting is worse! Valerie

sandee said...

We are in the middle of a mild spell, turned off the air conditioner yesterday, it's lovely in the mountains, so if one of has to move then I'm thinking you should! lol We have better weather and abundance of trees! Ready to share all my tools if you move! deal? waving hi from the awesome hills of North Carolina :)

~*~Patty S said...

Your pages look great and it must be nice to look back on the days as time has a way of moving so quickly...whoosh...where did July go!!!

Happy August E
oxo

Barbara Moore said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!I like what you had to say about the tea. I'm a diabetic and have to be careful about carbs and sugars. I rarely drink a soda (diet) or anything else in a can so I didn't know. I know what you mean about Golden and Liquitex. Got an extra arm or leg to spare?lol I'll look for the "house" gesso at Hobby Lobby next time I get to go to one and hopefully use a 40% off coupon. (I live 2 hrs from the closest Hobby Lobby)

Linda said...

Really great painterly pages Elizabeth! I can see by some of your splatters and color choices you were thinking about the heat :):). I wish you cool days but personally I still want the heat-summer is never long enough for me.

Joyous said...

The oppressive heat you are experiencing certainly comes through in your choice of colours.

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous backgrounds, hope you get some cool days

Janique de Suisse said...

love your calendar pages, very beautiful backgrounds each time !!