Monday, 1 January 2018

Art Journal Calendar - January 2018

Happy New Year Everyone!

It was so good getting my fingers into some paint again to create my January art journal calendar. 

I began by collaging torn book pages, then used my fingers to add cobalt teal and green gold paint, then stamped the PaperArtsy Lin Brown dotty circle with primary magenta paint. I used part of the Lin Brown phrase stamp for the quote, hand-writing the first line, and stamped a border. I painted in the circles, then added splatters of black and white Bombay ink.

I'm linking my pages to Erika's New Year, New Adventures Challenge at Art Journal Journey. I am hoping to create some art every day.

We're off for a little walk before it gets too dark. Hope you're having a good day.

Alison x


  1. This is so beautiful - what a handy stamp to create the days - super idea!
    I wish you time enough for creating art in 2018!
    Have a Happy New Year!
    Thank you very much for this cheerful calender pages for the new theme over at Art Journal Journey!

  2. Happy 2018 to you too, dear Alison. You put my calendar pages to shame. Even when I decorated mine, they weren't as lovely as yours. And this is a fabulous first entry for Erika's theme at Art Journal Journey. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I know what you mean it's so good to get back to creating, isn't it 😁. Your journal calender is beautiful, I love that circle stamp and the yummy pink colour you used 😉. The sentiment is perfect too! Wishing you a wonderful creative and happy New Year and may 2018 bring you closer to your dreams! J 😊

  4. These are not only but I love your colors Alison.Love those rosey dotty circles! Thanks for joining in. I hope you share your more completed calendar with us later this month. Hugs-Erika

  5. Happy new Year Alison, wishing you all the best for 2018. I can not wait to get creative again the festive season has eaten away at my creative time. Love your calendar journal page, good luck in your creating each day..
    Warm wishes Tracey x

  6. Wonderful calendar. Have a great 2018 with good health and lots of fun and creativity, hugs, Valerie

  7. That's a wonderful calendar journal page! I really like your colour choices and think it's really pretty :)

  8. Happy New Year Alison,
    your journal looks fantastic in the bold and happy colors , I wish you many happy hours with it .
    Dorthe, xx

  9. Happy New Year!!! I saw this the other day but was unable to leave a comment. Fantastic. There is just something about using your hands and fingers to paint. A sort of connection with what you are working with. Love it.
    Hugs Flo xx

  10. Happy new year! Love the colours here. Great combination.

  11. I love this colourful spread - sure to cheer you on through grey days!! Chrisx


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