Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Calendar (366 Day Challenge)

I'm participating in the 366 Day Calendar Challenge at Kate Crane's blog The Kathryn Wheel.  Each month this year participants are supposed to create a calendar page, and write, draw, or otherwise note something on each day's square.  Below are my February pages, all completed.  I just collaged a bunch of Asian themed bits and pieces together (along with a cut up tissue box), and the calendar squares are cut from an Asian newspaper.



left side
right side
Here is my March spread.  March is very much a spring month here, although we will still have cold, even below freezing nights and some cold days -- but everything is greening up and some seeds go into the garden.  So I chose some spring like colors and scraped them onto the pages and added a little doodling.





18 comments:

Lady of the Woods said...

this is beautiful Diana, but what am I looking at? :D can you splain pleeze? it looks cool whatever it is. I went to Kathryn's page too but I still could not figure it out. :D

Diana said...

Ok, it's basically making a calendar page each month -- any way you want -- paint, collage, whatever. I made a background, then cut out little squares from scrap paper and glued on for the days -- so you are making your own calendar (mine is in a spiral bound sketchbook). Then at the end of each day, you reflect and write or draw or note something about the day. It might just be the weather (I'm very fond of weather), or something that happened, or a feeling, or whatever. So, it's kind of like journaling. It's called 366 Calendar because there are 366 days this year. At the beginning of the month Kate posts her new calendar page and the completed one for the previous month, and a place for everyone to link their pages so you can see the different methods, styles, etc. At the end of the year you have a beautiful artsy calendar/journal of your year.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I love this challenge! It seems like so much fun. I like your March pages.

It's so warm already. I have shorts and tshirt on today. I really could plant if I wasn't afraid of a cold snap, which is still possible.

Crafty mop said...

Love the colours on your page....so vibrant.....the swirls round your boxes look great x

Sharon said...

I love how your Feb. turned out. I see you too are keeping track of the weather. It is fun to look back a year later. Your March calendar has lovely Spring like colors.

catherine said...

Thankyou for the lovely comment you left on my blog. i am very new to all this but really enjoying it. Your pages for march and Feb are fantastic and you have lovely things on your blog. i have become your newest follower and looking forward to visiting you again
x catherine

Sam said...

Fantastic Feb page, I love the collage and the asian newspaper for your squares is inspired! March looks great too and you have really captured that spring feel! x

Carol said...

Very good page, very bright.

krisandkreate said...

Love all the swirls and the vibrancy of colour :)

Milla said...

Wow, I really love your pages, both February and March! The Asian newspaper squares look great and I love the colours and doodling on March.

Amy said...

Okay- not sure to start with what I really like about your pages! The February date squares- love the Asian characters on the background and the colors. On your March page I love the flowing look you have achieved! I could go on but let's just say I love them both!

Cath Wilson said...

Pretty, bright colours. Lovely pages x

Lynette (NZ) said...

Lovely swirly doodles and wonderful colours

CindyB said...

Diana your calendar pages are gorgeous! Love the concept and your take on it.

patcrafts said...

I love the collage and Asian newspaper journal squares for January it's so different. March is a lovely spring colour and the swirl doodles are great.

RuthArt said...

your work is amazing....color, detail, interest...it's all there for us, we are so lucky!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful pages! Love the spread with all the layered papers.... gorgeous!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! you have an amazing eye for colour, these pages are really striking!