Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Art Journal Calendar January 2019

Hi Everyone!

It's a new year, and this year I have a new book to start for my art journal calendar spreads. Here's January...

It's a grungy page, with scraps of book page, used teabag papers, scrapes of acrylic paints, and stencilled splotches. Oh, and it wouldn't be me without some splashes of paint too! Red for a bit of contrast.

And here are all of my 2018 calendar pages together...

We have visitors coming next week, so I'm busy trying to get the house clean and tidy. I have a plan, I'm tackling a room a day, and I started with our hallway. I'm impressed with myself, I filled two big sacks with coats we don't wear anymore! They're going to the charity shop tomorrow.

Hope you're all having a good week. 

Alison xox


  1. I really love all your planner pages Alison. My January set up in my travellers notebook is so boring, seeing yours makes me want to tear mine up and start again haha :)
    Good luck with all the tidying and sorting out - sounds like you are doing really well.
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and have a wonderful 2019.
    Gill xx

  2. Your first diary spread looks great Alison. It was lovely to see your pages for 2018 altogether.
    Yvonne xx

  3. Love the planner pages and splatters well done on the decluttering
    Carol x

  4. I'm loving all that January grunge Alison, fab start to the calendar year.
    We've had guests over New Year and with a poorly dog keeping things tidy has been skimmed over. Need to catch my breath before I start my after season clear up, I have painting plans on a large scale.
    Have fun with the clean up & enjoy the company.
    Hugs Tracey x

  5. Wonderful new calendar journal, Alison. You definitely put mine to shame. I love how you used the tea bags and the splotches, too. Thanks for sharing your 2018 calendar pages, too. I remember all but one.

    You are a busy beaver, and I like your attitude of cleaning one room a day. Wise choice and plan.

  6. It's fun to see all of last years calendars. There are some major colors popping off the page. And I like the splatters for January. I took a couple of minutes to see if they are all the same splatter in different orientations. I say they are. Am I right? It's January 3 in your world now and I hope its a happy one. hugs-Erika

  7. Lovely page, and great to see all the others. Cleaning and clearing away? I need to do some, too, but perhaps not yet! Hugs, Valerie

  8. WOW- I love your January spread - this is so amazingl grungy - I love it and with the red splatters as last addition it's just perfect! And wow all those happy months of 2018! You are a really art calendar hero Alison!

    Big hugs, Susi

  9. Oh I do like your new calendar pages with the lovely splotches and splatters and the great colour combination.
    Have a nice time with your visitors in your clean and tidy house.
    I love your new theme at AJJ and hope to make some more this month.
    Happy New Year!

  10. I love the grungy look of your calender pages this month! I don't think it would be the same without including your signature splatters 😉. It was lovely to see your 2018 pages again; the bright colours, designs and styles are fabulous and suprisingly no teabags, that I could see anyway 😀. Sounds like you are having fun cleaning out the house room by room, enjoy! Happy weekend and I hope you have a wonderful time with your visitors next week! J 😊 x

  11. Love the grungy effect Ali. Great pages. The 2018 pages look so different altogether....wonderful! Enjoy the time with your visitors. Happy cleaning!! :) Hugs Flo xxx

  12. This is beautiful, Alison. Your calendar pages drive me crazy! Happy New Year, my dear lady.

  13. Love those grungy splats - and it's great to see all of last year's pages all lined up. Fabulous!
    Alison x

  14. I did all that decluttering before Christmas when we had a new bedroom fitted - hope I don't miss any of the clothes I sent off.
    How fortunate i was to come to your blog when I have just begun doing calendar pages. lovely to see a whole year's worth - great inspiration. Thanks Alison.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  15. I love your new calendar page and last years look fabulous grouped together. Happy New Year.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. Hi Alison! I hope you got your house cleaned according to your plan!!! It's so great that you found clothing to donate, too. And I absolutely love your gorgeous calendar! It's very creative and fun!

  17. I love your calendar layouts with different symbols for each month. The Januaey splotches are really cool!

  18. that grungy jan-page is just my taste!! and i don´t know for how many years i have the resolution to make such calendar pages... i gave up hope that will ever happen...
    have fun with it, xox, johanna


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