When I think
of the calendar, my mind starts with the month of January. The first month of the year, the month that
we are in currently, my birthday’s month.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I have calendars everywhere. And I see January all over the place. There’s a cloth calendar that hangs on my
wall, right next to my computer, at home.
A very handy place.
on my computer there are two or three calendars. The one that I like the best in my Goggle
calendar.It’s on the screen at work
whenever I’m there – half my life!I
like to look at the calendar by the whole month, not one week or day at a time.I took this photo mid-month; lots of people
were on vacation at the beginning of the month, for the holidays.I recommend this calendar if you’re trying to schedule more than one person.It would probably work for everybody at home too.
can expect a Sierra Club calendar every year with great photographs, a gift
from my brother. Since there are so many
calendars around the house, I decided to put this one under my Roku box, out in
the living room. As the weeks roll by, I turn the pages and get
to see a new photograph.
is probably the most useful calendar I have.
I make a table with Mircosoft Word, and fit the days in the boxes.Then the month; It’s
January!I print it out on a sheet of
paper and keep track of my bills.Yes,
call me an organizational freak; I know I am.But it works very well and is easy to do.I use Word tables all the time – at work and
My overall favorite calendar is in my art journal.
I make a new one every month. Right
now, you can see I'm in the middle of January.
There is a big different between a new calendar, with only geometric lines,
and a colorful mosaic when the month is finished. This calendar keeps me doing a little bit of
artwork everyday, even if I don’t have time or the inclination.
It’s been very cold this last month. And the word icicles come to mind. Just in time for AlphabeThursday’s Letter I.
As I look out the back window, I remind myself to put gutters on the
backside of my house. Last year, I had
to replace an exterior wall because dripping water ruined the facade. Recently, icicles have been hanging. But when the weather warmed up, they dripped
away, against the building again! No
photo available, just a drawing.
I really like how my letter I came
out. But I thought my page needed a bit
more depth.First off, the white icicles
didn’t show up well so I added a colored background.But it still wasn’t done.
This is the time when you have to take
the plunge and trust yourself. I added some
red ink with a faded text block stamp and a leaf stamp I carved myself. Stenciling with sequin waste is always a
favorite. I chose Ranger Archival inks’
aquamarine blue; they are acid free and waterproof. I also wrote down some thoughts with a new
black Zig pigment pen. Now it’s
finished! Quite a difference with the
what other bloggers and web designers have to say about the Letter I,
month I decided I would work on my house again.
It wasn’t that long ago when I was moving furniture around and sewing my
quilt!That’s all finished now and my work
table has paper on it instead of fabric. There are loads of boxes all over the
house; it made it easier to move lots of STUFF around quickly, when I was
painting walls.But the painting is finished and
the boxes are still full. In the boxes are papers
I want to keep, plastics I want to recycled, clothes that I’ll never wear
again, and gifts that just don’t fit my lifestyle anymore.So the plan is to open them all and decide
what to do with everything.
I made a little sewing corner in my
master bedroom and will move back in, once I get my new bed. I also hung some artwork on the walls.These two framed pieces of embroidery (above)
I bought at a museum conference auction.They will live above my sewing machine… once I get a sewing table!
This lovely lithograph used to hang
in my parent’s bedroom in New Jersey. Now
it’s hanging in my master bedroom; called The Secret Garden by Jean
Another thing I started to do was shred paper, so
I wouldn’t have to buy more filing cabinets.
Call me crazy, but I have a system of current billings, older important documents,
and papers I don’t need anymore, headed for the shredder. I guess that’s the librarian in me – very
the first spread in my 2015 art journal.
It’s for AlphabeThursday: Letter H.
“Home is where the heart is.” The
verso of the folded sheet opens to my January calendar. My actually house doesn’t have a chimney or a
fireplace, but I’ve always wanted one.
So I stenciled “bricks” for the exterior, and “lit” a fire.
see what other bloggers and web designers have to say about the Letter H, over
at Ms. Jenny’s site,…off on my tangent…