Thursday, January 31, 2013

February = More Light

Yee Haw.... more daylight will be wonderful. And just think in 2 1/2 months we might be able to think about Spring. Ah well. In the meantime, I'm finding the preparation of my calendar pages part of the ebb and flow of life...which I like, a lot. Each month over at  The Kathryn Wheel Kate Crane hosts a monthly calendar event, I guess you would call it. I started last year, and love entering a bit of something on every day of the year.


In fact I got so excited I gave myself an extra day in January! I used it to highlight my intent for this year, which is to learn. Try new things, really try new things, work on the basics and see if I can find my own voice....


To that end I am taking some on-line classes and have been pretty successful at getting into the Fun Room 4 or 5 times a week, so hopefully that's a  good start. 


My February page is a real wonder to me. I wonder why there is so much pink, why I used gold instead of silver and why, oh why is it so damn busy? --- seems to be a failing of mine in February -- It's odd to use colors you don't usually use, but I do seem particularly drawn to circles as of late. So much to fun to color in. The page started out as red, and I just kept painting, and painting... I did use one of my current favorites tho - a Sharpie Poster Paint White Pen...what a wonderful little score that was!! Thank you Dina Wakely for turning me on to that.

I wanted to try out new shapes and arrangements this year; this month seemed like a good opportunity for a vertical arrangement. I figured that entitled me to go back to my little 1.5 x 1.5 squares. With the background so busy I went back to my trusty dry brush technique for a bit of color on the days...and then of course I put way too much paint down so I used my finger to "edge" all of the blocks. I do that every month - they seem to stand out a bit better with that extra bit of definition I think. 

So there we have it. Happy month of love and more sun!!

11 comments:

  1. Mm Sara love your play with this month and glad to see it so bright as cheery!!

    ... dont know if you have ever noticed but for some reason February is often nowhere near as nice as January and March.

    I have this theory that they think people flicking throguh will flick to first and then third or fourth and so on!! :D

    thanks for sharing, Shaz in oz.x

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  2. Love the way you approached you Jan page and I think Febs painterly look is wonderful!

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  3. Your January turned out great and February looks like it will be a joy to journal in! Love your months!

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  4. Great pages, love the colors and lot's of things going on in the background. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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  5. I really like the snowflakes added to January's calendar. February's background is awesome. Love it. So pretty and fun.

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  6. I love your pink and the circles too! Looks like you've had heaps of fun being creative :)

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  7. Fab calendar Art! I also love the journaling in the other. Random looks so cool and causes the eye to move. On your question...it's dye just for melt art. I've list in in my thumbs. Just a drop or two until you achieve your color. Thanks!!!

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  8. A fabulous January page - the colors are perfect. Also love the February one.

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  9. I really like the bright colors. They say,"Bring it on February." Makes you look forward to filling in the blanks.








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  10. I love the white pen that you use on thease too. Thanks for sharing.
    Roberta (the white witches cottage) WOYWW

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