I got tired of carrying around a calendar/planner and my journal. Plus I don't like most day planners you can buy. Not visual or funky enough for me. I decided to make my own. I have done this in the past with a three ring binder, but it was too bulky and I did not use it for long. I will give this a try and see how it works. The monthly pages are in the front, which leaves many pages for notes, journaling, doodling, whatever I want. I have painted and sprayed several backgrounds ready to use. Here are just a couple of months - my favorites so far.
I wanted to tell you about this page. I saw a this on Less Herger's site comfortableshoesstudio.com
You fill the page with writing, across, then sideways, repeat several times and use a different color each time. Then cover with gesso. Makes for a cool background. I decided to put color over mine. I was in the process of using a stencil and some previous dried black paint came off. I tried scraping - obviously a bit too hard and the top layer of paper started coming off. So I decided to pull away the loose paper.
I DID NOT GUIDE IT!!
This is what it did on it 's own. I was blown away!!! I was kind of having a blue/sad day. Don't know why, they just happen sometimes. This made me sit up a bit and think about all the good things I have in my life that I take for granted. And even though some things are not as I would have them in my life I do not see the entire picture. I used the verse on the page earlier in the evening to encourage a friend. It also spoke to me.
This idea of not seeing clearly has been a theme of late with me. Guess I should pay attention.