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July & August Calendar Pages

July and August Calendar Pages

Can you believe it’s almost September?  Well, it will actually BE September when this post gets published.  This year is flying by and it seems to go faster since I started creating art journal pages in my old calendars each year.   I wonder why that is?  Hmmm.  Maybe because creating the pages makes me more aware of what day it is.  So, here we have July and August calendar pages. I got a little behind but I got caught up just in time for the next month to roll in. lol  August was an odd month.  I started riding my bike 15 miles a day 6 days a week, gave up coffee and working on cutting out sugar all in the same month. I think this month went by so fast because I was in an exhausted, coffee deprived state of mind. lol  Ok…a slight exaggeration but I have to say I was super tired for a few weeks while I adjusted to the changes.  Now, I’m ready for Fall and can’t wait to see the leaves change colors. I always feel extra creative in Fall and Winter for some reason.  Spring makes me want to bring out the entire box of crayons. Oh wait, I do that no matter what time of year it is. lol  And Summer, well, we try to get along. lol Thanks for stopping by. See you again soon.

Laurie

You can watch the process video HERE.

July and August Calendar Pages
July and August Calendar Pages
July and August Calendar Pages
July and August Calendar Pages

 

“Just Play” Art Journal Page

“Just Play” Art Journal Page

I named this art journal page “Just Play” because that is exactly what I wanted to do…play!  I had a few stressful days and just wanted to relax and have some fun.  I used a few paint colors, a charcoal pencil, my sharpie poster paint pen and a few other things and just went to town.  I love to paint in a sketchy, painty way that would to some people seem “messy”.  But, that’s the fun for me and it keeps me from trying to create “perfect”.  I hope you will take some time to play in your art journal and just take a break from the everyday things in life we have to deal with and escape into your own “mess”. 🙂

You can watch the video process here.

Until next time.

Laurie

“Just Play” Art Journal Page
“Just Play” Art Journal Page