Saturday, September 30, 2017

September, 2017 nearly complete and October ready to write in

Since I never write in my calendar until late in the evening, I wanted to get this on my blog.  I assure you, it will be filled out before I turn the page.  I really miss my Micron pen.  It was the really black one I used often.  My decorations are laughable again this month.  I used some autumn stickers to decorate the page.  Yes, I know.  I'm a wimp when it comes to these calendar pages!

Although I got a little sloppy scanning this page, at least you can see it is ready to write in.

And because my calendar pages are nothing to write home about, I thought I would include a final Art Journal Journey entry.  My dear friend Yvonne of Meggy's Way was the host this month and her theme has been Colo(u)r in my World.  She has been an excellent host, too.

I've started a new journal and was so lucky when an art friend dropped by and sketched in the flowers for me.  I already had the background started, and I colored the flowers after she left.  I used both oil pastels and watercolor crayons.  The background was paint.  I free handed the bird after she told me the bird was just an "S" shape.  Not sure I got it right, but I tried.  I used two Sharpies on the grosgrain ribbon that I stuck down using white glue that bled into the paint and ribbon.

And for the first time in several months, I've made enough Art Journal Journey pages to create a mosaic for the month of September.

Thank you for joining me today as I shared my monthly calendar you will only see on this blog, and my Art Journal Journey entry and a review of all the pieces I made for AJJ this month.

16 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your calendar looks great, and your writing is always readable and neat, well done! Have fun filling the next one. Love the journal page, very pretty, your bird and flowers are beautiful. Have a great weekend, Hugs, Valerie (Starting to feel a tiny bit better)

Meggymay said...

I love your fantastic journal page Elizabeth, the background paint colours are bright happy ones today. It is a good tip as well about the S...shape for the bird. I am absolutely no use at free hand drawing.
It was good to see all your wonderful AJJ pages together, you have been so supportive this month.
I had a big smile when I read your comment to me about 'colour', after all these years I will never change from the English way of spelling this word, even though my computer has a hissy fit every time I spell it out, I have three red underlined words already in this message to you.
Your calendar pages look great as well, the small pictures really add brightness and give extra detail.
Have a Happy Saturday.
Yvonne xx

craftytrog said...

Your calendar looks great all filled out Elizabeth. I'll be making my October page today :-)
I love your page too, especially your cute birdie. That was a good tip from your friend.
Good to see the round up of your AJJ pages, love the artsy blue/green/pink circle!
Hope your weekend is a great one!
Alison x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow - you started your drawing career with a fantastic bird! I love your artsy page - you can be very proud of yourself and the mosaic with all the beautiful pages you made for AJJ makes me just happy!
I can see on your calendar that you were busy the whole month with enough beside of making art - thank you for all your wonderful support always dear Elizabeth!
Have a great weekend!
oxo Susi

RO said...

My goodness, to have an entire calendar filled in with stuff screams busy, Elizabeth.(lol) It's cool to have friends come over to help with some of the artsy stuff. I'm not artist, and in fact, I'm trying to find a way to get you here to lend your artsy skills(lol), but I try to work on my Planner every day. So I spend a lot of time trying to find inexpensive unusual Washi Tape or stickers to decorate each month. I really enjoy looking at your Art Journal and the things you come up with to decorate. So cool. Happy Saturday! RO

Anonymous said...

Well this last day of September is quite chilly and rainy. Your red page warms me up.
Frost warnings for northern Maine tonight. Fall has officially arrived. Time to put the
garden to bed. xox

CJ Kennedy said...

I have trouble keeping up with calendar pages so think your pages are brilliant. So fun to collaborate on a journal page. You got your bird more than right. You nailed it and your bird is charming. I love how all your journal pages form a quilt.

My name is Erika. said...

I can't believe it's calendar time already. September has flown and it's just about October. I think I just started my calendar journal and now I need to start thinking about what I might do next year. I think your calendar is so you and I love seeing it every month. Have a great Saturday. Hugs-Erika

geistige_Schritte said...

your calendar is full, there was a lot going on in September!
You made the new journal beautiful again and a mosaic for the month of September ist wonderful.
Happy weekend

Divers and Sundry said...

I think your bird is perfect! And perfectly suited to those flowers :) The months pass by so quickly. It seems not long ago the September calendar was empty, and now look at it!

nanskidrewski said...

Love your journal page Elizabeth. May your October calendar be filled with good things.❤️😊

Jeanie said...

Your art journal journey pages really impress me. When you see them in the collage it really speaks of the volume of work you have done on this "journey." And I know -- I've said it before, I'll say it again. When I see your calendar I feel like such a slacker!

Rita said...

I'm just finishing getting set up for October in my bullet. Always feels so good. I think your calendar looks great. :)

Cindy McMath said...

I always enjoy seeing your calendar entries. All my reminders are electronic now - sad but true. Love the journal entry. Your bird is delightful! Now you know how to draw a bird - what next?

Birgit said...

You created the bird perfectly! I love the bold colours, the flowers and the ribbon. You should be proud of your accomplishment for the month of September

pearshapedcrafting said...

A fabulous journal page and you know how much I love to see your calendar journal! Chrisx