Monday, December 27, 2010

When's Your Birthday? (The Month and Day Only!!!)

Don't run off yet!!  I know this seems to be a duplicate of a recent post but it's got some new stuff in it.  I've been using my advanced skills with scissors and scotch tape to convert the journal to a date book.  Really!  I did this all by myself.  Amazing, isn't it! 

I'm going to use this journal as next year's date book.
I taped the January sheet from an extra 2011 calendar on this page and added my own calligraphy to identify the upcoming month.

Cutting the calendar up with scissors was a bit scary but I was extremely careful and didn't poke an eye out.  Yay!

I became tangled in the scotch tape momentarily but managed to break loose to go on with my task.

These words are written in Renee Locks' unique calligraphy.  It truly is the moments that are impressed on our memories whereas entire days escape us. 
I'm looking forward to practicing my own calligraphy as each new month arrives.
I can't find the 2011 version of my favorite date book at my usually dependable bargain store.

Now I'm glad because I got a chance to get creative.  Who knows what I'll come up with as the months pass? 
I'm in awe of the beauty of a few simple sumi brush strokes put down by artist, Renee Locks.
When I turn the January journal page, I have two full pages with this small flower at the bottom.  I'll make my monthly entries there.

Turning the page again will bring me to more words of wisdom by Renee.  I'll add a February heading and attach that month's calendar.

I think you'll enjoy Renee Locks' artwork and her collection of powerful words throughout this journal/calendar.

If you'll leave me your birthday in a comment, I'll mention it when I introduce that month.  Please do. :)     


Anonymous said...

You. Are. Awesome! What a great idea Shaddy. Now who's the creative one? Hmmmmmmmm??????????
Love ya my dear,
Happy Wednesday!

Shaddy aka Cheryl said...

SARIE: It's your creativity rubbing off on me!! Gotcha!!

I take it you unwrapped Wednesday and are wearing it already. It looks good on you.

You go girl!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

So creative & beautiful Shaddy!
I should make more time to do crafty stuffs next year~
mine is March 23rd!

Love to you & Happy New Year!!


Gullible said...

Okay, I'll play. November 23.

Shaddy aka Cheryl said...

LENORE & GULLY: I'm looking to announcing your special days.

Anonymous said...

Your creativity here at the end of the year is (I was going to say daunting) INSPIRING!

I'm a June 25 baby boomer babe.

Shaddy aka Cheryl said...

BETH: Thanks a million for cooperating!!! I may be stubborn and leave this post up until the rest of my NUMEROUS (haha!!) followers cough up their birthdays.

Anonymous said...

Oh! Please add December 31 to the calendar - our day to watch the dropping of the carp, LOL! You have all the good ideas Shaddy!!! :)

Parrot Writes said...

Shaddy - You can add both me and Jana (You Have To Be Somewhere) on October 4th! We share the date!

Shaddy aka Cheryl said...

SARIE: If we can talk the guys into it!!! Well, we've got a year to do it!

PARROT: Yippee! Two more birthdays to celebrate. Thank you!

Jana said...

Hi Shaddy - I dropped by to tell you 'Happy New Year', and catch up on some of your posts. Loved the rocker chick outfit!! and the broken br..ight! ...and I see that my dear twinky friend has given you my birthday. A big 10-4 on that! I feel like I've been so blessed in 2010 that I just can't wait to see what 2011 holds! Happy New Year to you!

Shaddy aka Cheryl said...

JANA: That's good news!! I often thought of you and wondered how things were going. The best to you in 2011/1