Friday, March 31, 2017

March calendar complete, April ready, and AJJ review


I want to thank Yvonne for being such a great host of Art Journal Journey this month.  Not only is she a great artist, sharing her incredible mixed media art every day, she visited everyone who linked, too.   Even before this prestigious hosting could occur, but after she agreed to host AJJ this month, she lost her precious Meg, something that is difficult to handle by even the best strongest of us (at least for those of us who believe our pets are our family).  Bereavement is, after all, bereavement.  If that wasn't enough, she had her Try it on Tuesday hosting duties, too.  I pity the person who follows her as the next AJJ host!

I want to thank everyone who wished me a speedy recovery.  Although I still have a cough which is from my sinuses draining into my throat at night,  I am feeling MUCH better.  I am sure all of your well wishes contributed to my recovery, too.

It's been awhile since I had enough pages to share a recap of my Art Journal Journey pages for the month.  But I finally had enough this month, so here are the pages I made for Yvonne's Out and About theme.  Please don't forget to thank her for hosting, too.

Remember how I tried to photograph my March, 2017 blank calendar page?

I can truthfully say how happy I am that, thanks to my computer guru Scott, my scanner is now once again talking to my computer.   Minutia for those who like to read my boring life (and my erratic ink pen I didn't notice was making all kinds of marks one night when I was contemplating filling out the day's activity).

April is ready to be written in, too.  Now I admit, my calendar pages are quite bland compared to the beautiful ones created by friends like Chris, Krisha, Linda, and Dianne, but I tried to make them more enjoyable for awhile, and still can't make them look good because I didn't buy the right size notebook.  I have one more year after this, and I can buy one that might actually work.  Until then, these 1 inch squares are all I have to work with each month.

Thanks for visiting today, because this is the only place you  will see my very boring calendar pages, and my AJJ wrap-up.

And for those of you who are new to my blog, beginning tomorrow, I will create something each day that has been recycled, repurposed, or reused.  Please join me every day through April 22, which according to the calendar is Earth Day, but in my world is bEARTHday.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

How nice to see all your pages from the month together, and Yvonne did a really great job of hosting. Your calendar pages will soon be filled out, and you always seem to accomplish a lot each month. Hope your cough is soon better, and enjoy your bearthday month. Hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

A wonderful tribute to Yvonne,s great work this month at AJJ.

You have made terrific pages for the theme and also have a full calendar with all the other things you do. I enjoy seeing your photographs and also joining in with T Day.

Pleased you are feeling a lot better now

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

Oh Elizabeth, I am in tears reading your post.
It is friends like you that have kept me on track these past weeks.
I want to thank you for all the wonderful pages you shared with us, through your eyes I have been to places I never dreamed of visiting.
Your calendar for April will soon fill up and I love how the tea cups are ready for your Tuesday gathering.
I am looking forward to seeing your recycling projects you always have amazing ideas.
Hope you are feeling better today.
Yvonne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

You gave a wonderful thank you to lovely Yvonne! Thank you for this and for all the amazing pages you created this past month dear Elizabeth!
I am looking forward to seeing your EARTH month projects as you always have such fantastic ideas and you inspire me so much.

I am quite sure that the next month's AJJ theme would be one for you and your 7-Continents Altered Book, but if you have Earth Month you will not have much time I fear.
Happy weekend!
oxo Susi

My name is Erika. said...

Glad you are feeling better. I am still blowing my nose after 2 weeks with my cold but, it could be worse. I hope the couch goes away asap! And I HOPE your basement stays dry.This weather has been crazy this spring, hasn't it? Eeks. I think it is bits of your storm that are coming our way for the weekend. I love your recap too. It was a fun month going out and about! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! hUGS-eRIKA

CJ Kennedy said...

You certainly had a busy month even if you didn't feel well through most of it. Glad you are feeling better and will be able to fill your April pages with fun and exciting things to do. I look forward to Tuesdays.

Jeanie said...

I'm so glad you are feeling much better. And I really loved seeing your mosaic of photos from this months AJJ. They really work well together, the colors, thematically. There are more than a few that really speak to me. What a wonderful body of work. Bravo.

Gibby Frogett said...

So pleased to hear you are starting to feel a bit better Elizabeth. Hopefully it won't be too long until you are over this nasty thing.
Yes - what a fantastic job Yvonne did again :) and your re-cap looks wonderful seeing everything together that you created this month.
Thank you for the kind comments you left me on yesterdays post.. I really appreciated that... and as for the mess - oh - its still a mess as I went and did weeding in the garden and started dismantling a brick wall instead... - I liked your offer of the cleanup help oh such a shame that you don't live closer :)
Have a lovely weekend... Gill x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Pleased to find that you are getting better! It's great to see your AJJ pages all together! Thank you for the compliment but you know how I love the way you add to your pages over the month - unhappy though you may be with your notebook I understand that you need to finish it - I could never abandon a book either! As for the marks your pen made. ...they look very similar to ones my pen makes when I am completing a crossword late at night- grin!!! Hugs, Chrisx

Rita said...

You're all ready for April so I do hope you will be feeling better very soon...completely well! :)

Sandy said...

You are so smart to keep a calendar!
sandy xx

Linda Kunsman said...

Lovely and thoughtful words for dear Yvonne. She did such a great job keeping it all together as host this past month! Your pages all look super together!! Wished i had had more time to participate...
I think your calendar pages are marvelous Elizabeth. No matter how you make them they will always be such a great way to look back. Glad you're feeling better. Boy, this stuff seems to linger for a longer time than usual this year.