One of the goals I set for myself for 2013 is to make more art on a regular basis. What better way to accomplish that than a daily journal? The thought of keeping a daily art journal is a bit much for me to commit to this early in my creative journey. However, creating a monthly art calendar with daily journaling spots is just right. I am participating in The Kathryn Wheel 2013 Calendar Challenge. Here is my blank calendar for January.
I purchased a mixed-media art journal just for my calendars. I had a lot of fun picking the paper for the journaling spots and creating the background in complimentary colors. (By the way, PINK is my favorite color, if you haven't already guessed!) I think next month I will try smaller journaling spots so more of the background will be visible. Overall, I am quite pleased with how my first calendar turned out.
It has been challenging to journal every day. I try not to skip more than two days at a time. I like that I am forced to distill the most important memories of the day into a 2" square. At the end of the month I will post a picture of the completed calendar with the journaling blocks filled in. I have already started working on the calendar for February!