Thursday, April 21, 2011

April Calendar...

For Christmas, Joe gave me this giant sized Moleskine sketchbook. I'd never seen one so big, and knew right away what I wanted to do with it. I decided to start doing calendars again with the new year. Well, this it the first one, but better late than never! I don't do these as "to do" calendars to remind me of dates. Instead I doodle on them as the month goes by and try to remember to write something that happened each day...more like a little diary, I suppose. If I skip days, it gives me more squares to doodle on.
This month I hit it with a little watercolor first...
Then I laid out the squares using little post-it notes, and hit it with some spray ink. Then I took the notes off and hit it with a little more spray ink...just 'cause it's fun.
Next I started doodling the circles on the lines, because doodling is a great way to start. I did circles while watching TV.....have to keep my hands busy while Dancing With the Stars! Eventually, as the month went along and it rained and rained, I started drawing fish and realized we are under water this month. I still have some days left, and some more creatures to add, so I'll post another photo later.

I had a fresh, juicy stamp pad and some of the ink bled through so I think I may do a spread of snapshots between calendars. It'll be a calendar/scrapbook! I started making calendars occasionally when I saw Tracy's on Flickr....they are wonderful. There are lots more arty calendars in this Flickr group. Check them out.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

Bubblicious! I love your new calendar. All the little bubbles made me think of this silly, descriptive word. Looks like fun. Thank for making me smile!
Jennifer

my identification word was "spogly."
What do you suppose that means?

NoviceArtist said...

Gorgeous!! Great idea.

Karen Blados said...

Okay, that is just too cool. Doodling is one thing I've never been remotely good at. Can't think what to doodle. But when I'm watching Cleveland Indians' games, this would be a fun thing to do. Thanks for the idea.

pedalpower said...

Thanks ya'll! And Karen, I'll be watching your stream and blog...I hope you do one!

Peggy said...

Joyce, if only my "doodling" would turn out as well as yours. That calendar is lovely! I can't wait for May now!