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How many projects can I spin at once?

April is here and where I live spring missed the memo and winter is snickering in the corner as the weather is still freezing cold with a sprinkle of snow every so often.  I am sure someone will poke spring shortly and we will warm up a little. Not too much though, I don’t need ninety degrees and high humidity just yet. Anyway, along with a new month and season I have decided to take on possibly too many projects!  Three of these are ongoing and the other three are shorter than the first in duration, but they still add to my daily quota. My ongoings are the 365 day of random art in my Moleskine planner, make a colour swatch each day for 365 days and Get Messy Art Journal projects and community.  These are all going swimmingly and I am enjoying all of them. The new kids on the block are as follows The 100 day project – started on Tuesday April 3rd and consists of me drawing freeform mandalas every day for …

A Year of Colour 2018. February.

I am liking this project a lot, I love how just a blob of colour and a couple of words can convey a full day. Some I remember exactly and some not at all! My favorites are ‘Boe the Boa’ because that was the day that the nine foot boa constrictor escaped from the biology lab at school. She was found the same day under the floorboards and the kids got the afternoon off while they searched for her! ‘Favourite’ is a favorite because it is Paynes Grey which is my favourite. Ha. I also like ‘rain clouds’ which is upside down for no reason and ‘raccoon hanging on’ because I saw a raccoon hanging onto a roof and this was the colour and feeling I saw! Onwards to March! Happy Thursday x SaveSaveSaveSave

Daily Moleskine Pages. February 2018.

February pages went swimmingly!  I like almost all of them (which is frankly more than I can say for the January pages).  The beginning of my Moleskine daily planner is starting to get full and the pages are getting crinkly with arty stuff! I haven’t improved on creating absolutely every day but I do make sure each page is filled even if I do two days at a time.  I accept this as I go through my 365 daily project and I will continue to not worry about it. I have enjoyed using my Micron pen to get details in these pages.  There is also collage, old photos, mandalas and bugs! Are you doing a 365 project of any kind?  How is it going? Happy Monday x       SaveSave

A year of colour 2018. January.

I decided that this year I would paint a swatch of colour each day, inspired by an article in The Simple Things magazine and a project by Courtney Cerruti, I cut up some hot press watercolour paper and waited for inspiration to strike! Sometimes inspiration needs dragging onto the page, but I have not missed a day yet and I like that I already have over 30 colour and a little description to accompany each one. Already I look over them and smile at my titles, like when I was wrestling with iMovie and I almost got beaten good and proper, when I was walking through the woods in the golden hour and wondering at the light, and even when we had a burst pipe at the library and had to close for a day.  It is all there in one colour swatch for that day. I wonder what the rest of the year will look like. Happy Thursday x SaveSave

Daily Moleskine 2018. January pages.

This year I have my trusty Moleskine planner out again and I am creating a little something each day. January is done and we are almost a week into February so here is a selection of pages from January.   In these pages, I sketched with ink, pen and paint, used my typewriter on an old photo, made some patterns and practiced drawing crystals. Are you doing a 365 project? How is it going? Happy Monday x

The diaries I use through the year and why I love them all!

Each year I keep a diary, not a ‘dear diary’ type thing but more a record of what we have done as a family, where we went, who we went with, celebrations and details of them along with presents received for birthdays and Christmas. I have kept this type of diary in a day per view layout since my first son was born 16 years ago.  It started as a baby feeding log and branched out from there as I added what we did and things he said day to day. Prior to this I was always a diary keeper (more along the dear diary lines this time) and I have a wooden box full of diaries I have kept since I was 13.  To be honest I rarely look back on the old diaries as they are a little bit cringe worthy even the more ‘recent’ ones. However the ones I have kept since we had a family have been invaluable from just browsing when my sons were young to checking to see what …