Thursday, February 2, 2012

February Calendar


I am participating in the 366 Calendar Challenge on Kate Crane's The Katherine Wheel.  I prepared my February pages over the course of the past week.

I chose a Chinese theme because 1. I'm just not that fond of Valentine's Day; 2.  I tend to think of Chinese New Year in February (although I know it was in late January this year); and 3.  I had a Chinese newspaper I had brought home from our monthly Altered Book Club the other month, as well as some other Chinese themed bits and pieces -- a postcard from the Memphis Kadampa Study Group, some panels from a tea box, some asian themed napkins or tissue somethings or another.

left side

right side
Here are my January pages all filled in.


I am not by nature much of a journaler, so I wondered if I could sustain this for a month -- but I found it to be no problem at all.  In fact, I enjoyed each evening reflecting on ONE thing that made the day special or significant (or even ordinary):  missing Borders when I go to Barnes and Noble; an exceptionally windy day -- or an exceptionally warm day (72 degrees in January? really?; a bluebird couple at my feeders one morning.  I enjoy the "compactness" of this project.  It reminds me of making inchies (little one inch by one inch collages or art).

linked also to Sunday Showcase

8 comments:

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I'm not all that fond of VDay myself. I think the Chinese theme is fun and unusual!

mags21 said...

what an interesting pages. love your ideas...

Sharon said...

Your Jan. pages are so neat with the trees,etc. Can't wait to see your Feb. pages filled in !

Crafty mop said...

Your pages are lovely ...love your Chinese theme x

Creatively yours Fi said...

I love your Chinese theme also :) I want to explore some oriental design myself :) Your blog looks very interesting!! A Home schooling mom! I think you must be a saint!I look forward to having some time to look thru your blog, Fi

Geneva said...

Your pages look wonderful! You're journaling like a pro... keep up the good work!

ally said...

Love your twist on feb, great pages

thekathrynwheel said...

Love the Chinese theme - great idea :-) Makes a change from the pink and hearts of February! Well done for keeping up so far! (Sorry it took me a while to visit - over 100 entries this month!) Kate x