I've made a start on my calendar journal. If you haven't seen this before then please check Kate Crane's Art Calendar on her blog or the Art Calendar challege on Flikr for more information and brilliant pictures.
I've been thinking that I wanted to give one of the months a science theme, with a periodic table for the squares. I couldn't wait to get started. The Dylusions inks give you the perfect colour for solutions in the lab bottles, bright and yummy. I looked around for some science stamps but couldn't find any so I thought, well I'll just draw something then, so I drew the lab bottles and the geeky lab tech girl. I forgot to put the days of the week on before I took the picture, but they're on there now. I know the Helium is in the wrong place, but it's ART! lol
I love the way the bubbles go across the page.
I used to look like this when I was a geochemist! lol
I also did a June page but I didn't take a picture of it before I wrote it out, so here it is below. It's a dragonfly insect life kind of theme. I remember in the summer holidays when I was a kid, disappearing off for the whole day with just some jam sandwiches in my pocket and a little net on a stick. I'd be facinated in lady birds on nettles and dragonflies. So I put little lady birds climbing up the jar shaped days. For the jars I made silver screw top lids from Ranger's silver Memory Foil.
I really love the idea of the Art Calendar I've always wanted to keep a diary and I've never really kept up with them, but this is different, this is creative. That makes all the difference.