Thursday, January 31, 2013

A new year, a new book for my calendar pages

I'm back at my friend Sally's using her computer while I wait to hear from Blogger about my inability to access my blog from my home.  If you were here last year and followed along with Kate at The Kathryn Wheel as she had each of us show our calendar pages, you noticed I had filled the book I had been using for two years.



I tried several different books, but none were right.  Therefore, I decided to use some old file folders and decorate them as I went along each month.  I also planned to use this three-ring notebook to hold the pages.


One of the nice things about this year's calendar is the entire month fits on a single page that I can scan.  I didn't decorate much for the month because Blogger has not let me on my own site and that very act made me very depressed, even though I spent more time with friends instead of being on the computer.


I also started February's calendar.  There are so many things going on in February, I hope I can get my act in gear and actually create some art, something I really haven't done much of since December.

I want to thank each of you for your continued support of me and my art, even though I can't visit you until I get this blogger issue corrected.  And don't forget to visit Kate and see what others have created this first month of 2013.

19 thoughtful remarks:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Great idea. I have a bunch of old folders and I may have to paint them and try this out! Hope all is well and you resolve your icky blogger issues soon, we miss you. xox

~*~Patty S said...

File folders are good for lots of things...I like the paper they're made of.
Your calendar looks great!

HURRY BACK Miss you BIG time!!!
that DingDang Blogger!!!
oxo

elle said...

I can testify that file folders make great calendar pages. Good luck with blogger!

Dianne said...

Good to see you're keeping up with this despite your computer woes. I too have motivation troubles in Jan. & Feb...for me, I think it's lack of sunshine! Making colorful art really helps though...good luck with it all!

sandra de said...

The file folders are a great idea. You are missed on woyww. Hope your blogger issues get fixed soon.
Sandra

Caterina Giglio said...

brilliant, and it is a work of art by the end of the month!

Linda said...

Love your idea of making your calendar pages on a folder! Sorry you're still having Blogger issues. both my son and I had a few weeks where we couldn't upload any pics.I began using Firefox to log in to blogger (instead of IE) and that did the trick.

Dawn said...

Ooh love the calendar idea Elizabeth, what a fab way to re-purpose old file-folders, brilliant. I totally agree with some of the other comments in that its a great surface to work on!
Lol I'm so relieved to hear your package arrived safely, you are so very very welcome, it was the best way I could think of to say a huge thank-you for your amazing course. I do so hope you have lots and lots of fun with it all and hope that I chose wisely for you.
I will finish my book in the next couple of months and will post bits as and when I can.
Huge hugs and I hope blogger resolves your issues for you soon, really missing you sweetie. x x x x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Great way to start the new year by repurposing those folders! Looking forward to following along every month.

Halle said...

I think that you're choice of using file folders is very smart.
Looking forward to the progression of your calendars

Annie said...

Ah, file folders...that's a fun idea! The beauty in this project is that you can always return to any month to add art and whatnot if you desire to.

Liezbeth said...

Love the idea of using file folders, great job.

Marilyn Rock said...

Brilliant calendar pages with the file folder use! Sorry I've been away - had that nasty virus going around the world! xxoo

Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

What a great idea for your calendar. Love the pink of February.

Writers Heart said...

Lovely idea for you calendar pages. Love the February page.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Elizabeth, lovely pages, love the colour for Feb :-) Looking at Dec page you were really busy I see. Blogger and the internet can be such a pain at times. I had to change my browser last month as I couldn't upload pictures from my computer, changed browser and hey presto! I was having problems on the internet one evening last week I felt sure the bad weather was affecting my broadband, we only have a small telephone exchange here and I think that causes problems as I still have a BT (British Telecom) line, though they're not my provider.
Anne x

thekathrynwheel said...

Hi Elizabeth. I'm so happy you are still a part of this challenge :-) But I'm not happy that you are being messed about by blogger - how very infuriating for you. Hope you get that resolved soon.
It's great to see you pages all in one this year!
Thanks so much for being a part of this challenge :-)

patcrafts said...

Technology can be so frustrating at times,I hope they sort it for you soon.
I love your idea of file folders I have a pile of these so will have to try using them. xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Hope you get your blogger problems sorted soon! Love the way you have done your pages, Chrisx