29 Dec 2009

Getting ready for the New Year.....

I signed up to Kirsty's challenge and the next thing was to work out how to do this!
I had bought a couple of A5 sketch books while I was in UK in Nov, they were just on impulse as I didn't know what I wanted them for. I have also been looking for a descent size diary, but one I could doodle in. So I thought why not make my own diary and use it for this challenge as well!

First things first, I gessoed (is that a word) the pages (I just love what you can do when you have gesso on the page) then drew in a calender for the month, giving myself room to add notes and plenty or room around to doodle.

Then I added a bit of colour to the other pages.

Then added the squares I will be using each day.

With using a small book to do this I have had to do two pages for each month, so it works out that I have a double page as a normal diary page then two double pages for my challenge and a double page just to journal for each month.

I think it has come out well and I am looking forward to starting it.

Thanks for reading,

28 Dec 2009

Calendar Challenge

I have just been over to The Kathryn Wheel and seen the great challenge she has on her blog. You basically do a small piece of art each day showing what you have done that day. I hope mine wont be to boring..... and I hope I keep it up as it will be a nice reminder of what I have done, as I can never remember what I was doing this time last week never mind last year...

Thanks for reading,

24 Dec 2009

Merry Christmas

I got an early Christmas gift yesterday as the court case that has been running against us for the last 2 year was finally dropped. I feel as if the world is a whole new place and can start to live my life again.

I hope you all have a peaceful and happy Christmas. I will be back in the new year.


2 Dec 2009

Not a good day today

I went out for our early Christmas lunch today with some of the ladies from the card class that meets at my house.And told them that they can't meet here anymore after the new year. It didnt go down well with some of them. But I have had enough, the rest of the ladies can just stop coming for a few weeks if they get fed up. I don't have that option as its run at my house and I want a break. I have a lot of things going on at the moment and I don't need any more agro. Its not as if I have stoped the classes I just want them to move somewere else so I can get on with my life and dont have to think about them coming all the time.

Ok moan over, It was a good lunch and we exchanged xmas gifts. I got a box full of glitter! all different colours and thickneses that will come in handy one day....

(Has anyone else lost the spellchecker on blogger or am I being thick at the moment?)

I thought of this page earlier as it seems just right for today, I think I will do a bit more on it now as I am in the mood.