Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Our Next Adventure (and a look into my Jan. calendar)

Wednesday wonders is on hiatus while I bring you one final entry I created for Erika's theme New Year, New Adventures at Art Journal Journey.   Erika has been a fantastic host this month, and many, many of us have loved her chosen theme.

As this month draws to a close,

we are off to

our next adventure.

This time we'll be flying high.

I created this spread in my Challenges altered book.  I laid down two colors of blue water soluble crayons (still love them, Cindy).  While the page was drying, I fussy cut the airplane image I found in a book, then colored it using silver and lavender metallic crayons.  I added red metallic gel pen to the tail and one of the windows, and used it to write the sentiment, too.  Because I was afraid I might mess up when I wrote the words, I colored, then cut printer/copier paper in case I made a mistake.

Since it's the last day of the month, I wanted to share my continuing monthly calendar with you.

Here is my January calendar complete.  I actually gave Sally her gift yesterday, so I was able to fill the page completely.  It's a puny calendar, but it fits my purposes and I can look back on years past to see how well or how badly a certain month went.  You may enlarge to read the minutia of my very boring life.

February is ready to write in, but undecorated, which I will do after I see what the month holds.

Speaking of calendars, Seth Apter just posted the ARTifacts calendars that I, along with many others, participated in.  Please check them out on his blog.   The second link goes directly to the ARTifacts wrap up post.  My wrap up post can be found here.

I am simply thrilled you joined me today.    Thank you beyond belief for your continued support of my art and my puny calendar.  You will find me today at Art Journal JourneyHope to see you there, too.

15 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Glad you are still having fun with your calendar. Well done on all the wonderful pages you made this month. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

craftytrog said...

Great to see your calendars Elizabeth, and I just saw Seth's post and spotted you there.
A great finale to Erika's challenge too, looking forward to the next adventure!
Alison xx

chrissie said...

You always create such wonderful pages Elizabeth and I admire the way you fill in every day on your calendar with a lot of interest all the time

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

You made a beautiful last page for AJJ! You were a great inspiration dear Co-Admin!
And wow - I loved to see your fabulous artifact contribution at Seth's blog! And so many lovely artists and art there - have to take time to visit their blogs ... great inspiration - not just for the participiants.
I have not written very much into my calender in January - but it is a start -
you inspire me a lot with your calenders!
I loved to read: Scott made my day! ♥♥♥
I remember your post as he was a hero then! Great friend!
Thank you for all your creativity and posting in January my friend!
oxo Susi

My name is Erika. said...

It is just about time for the next round of adventures, isn't it? Love this page. You made a great trilogy, and I would love to be taking off right now. Just another day of work for me. Lets hope it is all blue skies-which we are suppose to finally have today. :) Hope you have them too. And thank you so much for all your support this month and all those great pages you inspired all of us with. Hugs-erika

Sami said...

Enjoy the adventure Elizabeth.
Nice to be able to look back in your calender and see what you were up to during a certain month.

RO said...

Wow! Your calendar shows how busy you always are Elizabeth! I love that plane, and feel like I need to be on it right now to take a trip to someplace new along with some good books and cheeseburgers. Hard to believe the month is almost over! Hugs...RO

Jeanie said...

I love how you did the blue with the sky. Those crayons really blend well, don't they? It's a fun page for adventure.

And that calendar! Honestly, I don't know how you do it but here's to you!

Divers and Sundry said...

"boring"? "puny"? It all looks full and interesting to me :) I enjoy your adventures.

CJ Kennedy said...

Your pages the past two days have really hit home with my. My airplane adventure will happen on Friday as I leave The Eldest and fly back home. Hopefully, the skies will be blue instead of filled with snowflakes. Snow is predicted for tonight into tomorrow and maybe on Friday. I am so sick of the snow.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

this is a nice piece Elizabeth; I really like the blue background...waves to bleu & squiggles from da tabbies ~ ♥♥

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love the colours on your page! Yes to the next adventure! Love your calendar! Still have to photograph mine - too dark before I had finished! Chrisx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful blue skies as a background for the airplane. I love how you added silver to the plane that's is just how they look against the sky on a sunny day. I know I am no fan of flying but I can appreciate how they look in our skies.
A super full calendar, The cup and saucer you add for Tuesdays is sweet.
Yvonne xx

Cindy McMath said...

Love the page you made for your final new year, new adventure series. I always enjoy seeing your calendars. It was great to see your work on Seth’s page - I like that he featured the one piece you picked and the mosaic of all the pieces.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I like your calendar, Elizabeth. I'm still trying to figure out how to use mine. I feel I've been putting in too much detail; so your minimalist approach appeals to me. Fewer words would would give me more time (and journal space) to make art ;-) Thank you for sharing a peak into your interesting (to me) life.

Thank you also for your comment on my gel plate printing post. I'm curious about the bucket of water. Was that to drop the stencils in after use? I found myself using the same stencils over and over, so can't figure how that would work. Then I'd also need a drop cloth under the bucket - lol.