Saturday, January 8, 2011

Art Journal Calendar 2011...

Here we are one week into this wonderfu new year 2011 and all that it holds for each of us.
This is an Art Journal Calendar 2011 which I received as a giveaway gift from the artisit Paula McNamee. She is a Portland artist and please check out her blog to see the interesting art she creates. Paula was also one of the artists who participated in the Portland Art Collective Show and Sale. Unfortunately I was not in Portland during this time frame so I was unable to attend.
I like my Art Journal Calendar as there is sufficient room each day to write notes or keep track of something special.
Each month also has a quote or two for inspiration. January is:
"One gets into a state of creativity by conscious work" Henri Matisse
"Let choice whisper in your ear and love murmur in your heart. Be ready. Here comes life." Maya Angelou
There is a simplicity about this calendar that I really appreciate.
Thank you Paula for gifting me with this daily reminder to be creative.
As for my day I spent it hosting our local Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. I do this volunteer effort at least once a month and sometimes more. I love meeting people and listening to their stories. I meet locals who live here and others who have traveled near and far. It never fails that every single time someone asks me something I do not know or have never come across before so there is always learning involved which I love. Yes, there are some interesting characters that come in. I have been doing this for many years and I still enjoy it very much. Today was slow as it is extremely cold and not a lot of people out and about. Amazing how exhausted I am at the end of my day. Good excuse to get comfy and cozy and eat some warm grilled cheese sandwich and soup for dinner. I love comfort food. The kind I grew up with.
What are you doing this weekend?
Warm Hugs and Sunny Smiles...


  1. I'm playing, Sherry! Grandson is over. Not yet three but wanted to help. I'm liking this!

  2. Hi there! What a great gift! And I wanted to say, I love your boa's.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, isn't Anita a fabulous lady?!?

    ~ Violet

  3. What a wonderful art gift! I love this calendar! Comfort food: mac & cheese, and I'm having it this afternoon! Homemade! Have a lovely day! ~Kathy

  4. I love the quote by Matisse - and it's so true. I've always said "inspiration inspires" as that is how it is for me. The more I putter away at something the more ideas come flooding into my mind. Comfort food for me this weekend is homemade turkey soup!

  5. Ah..Thanks so much for your sweet comment left at my place earlier. It makes my heart sing when other talented artists speak from their hearts. :)) Oh..and I checked out Paula's link. Love her journals. It's always amazing to see what other artist are up to. Thanks for sharing her info.

    I also just went and took a stroll thru your Etsy Shoppe. Your work is Beautiful! The Boas are my favorite! Here's hoping you have a lovely Sunday Sweet Lady..

  6. Lucky winner on that calendar! Luv the tote bags, isn't it great when an idea comes together well!

  7. There is nothing like being in the PEOPLE there?
    Just a quick thank you for coming by and saying such kind things...I always appreciate it.



  8. Nice art journal calendar. Looks very pretty.

    Today I went to a fun Stampin' Up party. We made some fun Valentine Day cards. Nice! I love Valentine's Day.

    I am sure it is lots of fun volunteering at the CoC Visitors Center of NC.

    Have a nice evening and stay warm!

  9. What a wonderful gift! Lucky you! How satisfying it must be to volunteer at the Chamber of Commerce - what interesting people you must meet. The great stories you must hear! Theresa


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