Thursday, October 31, 2013

AlphabeThursday – XXXI is for thirty-one


Today is Octo XXXI, or in English, October 31.


The month octo comes from the Roman numeral eight.  October used to be the eigth month of the calendar year.  January and February were added later, ca. 700 BCE by King Numa Pompilius, so the months would better align with the seasons.  Something I never knew before!

I’m trying out my new Twinkling H2Os by Luminarte, to see if I can make my page shiny.  I’ll be taking a 21 Secrets class with Dion Dior, who’s known for using shimmer and sparkle in her artwork.  My Silks Acrylic Glaze (also by Luminarte) just arrived yesterday, so I know what I'm doing this weekend!  


What other words begin with the Letter X?


Come by Ms. Jenny's blog... off on my tangent...
and see what other bloggers are thinking about!

16 comments:

Duni said...

What a cheerful looking skeleton :)
That's interesting about the months being added!
Your shimmer glazes sound wonderful!

acreativeharbor.com said...

What a creative and colorful post for X ~ perfect!
Happy Day to you ~ carol, xx

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

love the skeleton....


Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Hmmm, didn't know that about January and February being the new kids on the block!!

Kathleen said...

Shimmery paint is x-tra special!

nelabligh.com said...

I simply adore you post and blog in general I am sorry I haven't look more closely before this comes with love XXX

Gattina said...

Imagine we had to calculate with X,M, I, V and C ! and we live in MMXIII lol !

Natashalh said...

Very creative project! I'm glad we have Arabic numbers now =)

Memories for Life said...

What a fun take on the X post! And what a fun page :)

lissa said...

I didn't know that about October, guess we learn something new every day.

have a great day.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Nice spider over the O...and I learned something♫ Thanks for dropping by♥

Sue said...

I'm not even sure they teach kids roman numerals these days. And they don't teach cursive anymore, either. I think the schools should resume both!

=)

Rose Clearfield said...

What a creative idea for X! I hope that you had a good Halloween.

Andria said...

Haha...great waving skeleton!

Jenny said...

I love your sparkly artwork... There is something about shimmer that makes things eXciting to look at!

The letter "X" is always a tricky one for me!

Thanks for linking!

A+

Splendid Little Stars said...

pretty page!
Have fun playing with your new supplies!

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