Sunday, December 2, 2012

December Calendar Challenge

I can't believe it!  Already to December and I participated in Kate Crane's 366 Calendar Challenge each and every month.  At the beginning of each month (or fairly close to the beginning) I created a calendar spread for that month, and then filled in each day with a snippet from that day's activities, characteristics, or musings, and linked up Kate's Calendar Challenge posts.  This was the first time I had ever participated in anything like this and at times it has been challenging both to keep up, and to come up with ideas for the spreads and to actually create them.  But I did and I'm "right proud", as my in-laws would say.

Here is November, all filled in.

The days are sections of the branches, in lineal order but not divided into weeks, with extra sections doodled in.

And here is December -- made from recycled Christmas cards, wrap, and junk mail with kind of an Advent Calendar look.

And it's a good thing it's December, because I'm at the end of that sketchbook!  Now I'll need to do a cover.  Be sure to click on the link to Kate Crane's blog, The Kathryn Wheel, to see all the other great entries to the challenge.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your book is SO creative. More like an altered book or altered journal than a calendar. I'm super impressed. And I'm out of room in my spiral notebook, too.

Storybook Woods said...

Well done Diana, you should be proud!! Clarice

Sharon said...

I am loving both November and December calenders. So interesting and all the time you put into them. Great work!