Saturday, December 3, 2022

November, 2022 complete and December already written in


November is complete.  I did things a bit different for November, in that I wrote the name of the page I created each day.  Of note is the soldier saluting that is like the one I covered with too much gesso on Veterans Day.  As you notice, I also stamped a food or drink image on every day.  Elle would be proud that I emphasized Scotland's St Andrew's Day.

To honor Jo's snowflake theme at Art Journal Journey, I decorated my calendar accordingly.

As promised, I have completed my Treasure Trovember prompts.

You can see I've highlighted the final seven prompts, which I will show in close up.  For Day 27, the written prompt was scribbles, but Kelly called it squiggles (not to be confused with my fat younger cat).

I scanned this because I am still having problems getting good photos with this new camera Scott bought me for Thanksgiving.  Because the page is larger than the scanner bed,

I scanned it a second time and didn't bother rotating it 180 degrees.

Now lets check out the final seven prompts.

Day 24: Add some poetry.

This is an abbreviated part of a poem I wrote that was published in a national magazine when I was 11.

Day 25: Add a beverage.

I was very lucky to find this bottle of French wine.  It matches my color scheme, too.

Day 26: Add texture (either real or perceived)

Granted, this is a bit difficult to see because it blends so well with my background.  It's a piece of white plastic from a white onion bag.  I affixed it using E6000 and in order to keep it in place, I had to wrap it over itself.

Day 27: Add some scribbles or squiggles.

Like Kelly, I used crayons, but mine were cheap kids crayons I picked up at a restaurant one year.  Not nearly as bright and defined as they should have been, but I kept writing an "S" using red, green, and blue.  I probably shouldn't have placed them over the shorthand writing, though.

Day 28: Add some stripes.

This pillow was the best example of stripes I could find.

Day 29: Add fabric, lace, ribbon, string, thread, yarn, twine, etc.

I had two tiny bits of excess lace I had dyed (one yellow/orange, one lavender), so added them to the page.

Day 30: Add a monster

I had this image of modern art that sort of reminded me of a monster.  I added eyes and a mouth using a metallic gel pen and called this challenge complete for another year.
One final look at this November project.
I want to thank everyone for taking time to visit today.  I hope you enjoyed what I did with this challenge.  Even though Kelly is sharing her daily prompts on her web site, she is showing the results on Facebook and Instagram, where I am not a member.  Looks like this is the only place you will see my Treasure Trovember.  I am grateful for your remarks on this project.  Yes, I am color driven, so there are a lot of neutrals and reds, along with a couple of blues.  One thing I can say is I didn't cover over anything like Kelly did, except for a bit of gesso on the tissue paper.


13 thoughtful remarks:

Rita said...

I'm not on social media sites, either.
Just got my bullet journal set up for December yesterday...ready for the end of 2022, I guess. :)

Elephant's Child said...

Blogging is my social media. I avoid the anti-social ones.
You are soooo much more organised (and creative) than I am.

My name is Erika. said...

I like how you switched up November and wrote in the name of your page. And nice variety of snowflakes too. I can't believe it is already December of 2022. This year has flown for certain. Have a great weekend. hugs-Erika

Valerie-Jael said...

You have been busy.I hope you are feeling better now. Your calendar journal pages are great, I never get one finished! Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

Just like that November is over, nice post

CJ Kennedy said...

Hard to believe November is over. Congrats on completing the challenge

Iris Flavia said...

Wow, you sure came out great with this!!
Sad time runs so fast, though...
A happy weekend to you!

jinxxxygirl said...

Congratulations Elizabeth! It looks fabulous!!Good for you sticking with it and seeing it through to the end. Hugs! deb

Divers and Sundry said...

I am on Facebook but don't see art things there. I love the idea of daily prompts and how you created this.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Oh my! Elizabeth this is so much fun to see. I just keep looking at it again and again. I am on Facebook and put lots of art work on there too. There are lots of people who used to blog who have moved to Facebook but I still love my blog so use both. I am very careul with my security settings if they are not artists or crafters I don't allow them in. I hope you manage to sort your camera, wish I was there to help you as I'm sure it wont be a really big problem once you get used to it. Take care my friend and happy creative week, Angela xXx

Empire of the Cat said...

Love your 30 days of collage page. I don't see anything on your November calendar for St Andrew's Day though? Am I missing it? All I see on the 30th is "Christmas"? - Elle

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your calendar ages - I'll have to get mine photographed so I can fill it in using the notes I have made in my travel journal. Your Treasure Trovember collages are truly wonderful! Trying to catch up now! Hugs, Chrisx

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous pages! Loving your calender journal with all those pretty snowflakes too 😊. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration over at AJJ and sending you happy wishes! Sorry I'm so late visiting, I was away visiting family last week and didn't get much time so I'm catching up now. Take care! Hugs Jo x