It is a gorgeous, warm, sunny day here in Pennsylvania, and I have the perfect thing to share with you today. I have been seeing all sorts of lovely handmade calendars popping up all over blogland, and I have found the source. There is a very talented lady at The Kathryn Wheel who hosts a monthly challenge: Calendar 366. You may have heard of her: Kate Crane. Her captivating art journal work has been featured in Stampington and Company's fabulous publication, Art Journaling, by Somerset Studio. This is my calendar for the month of April.
I used a square punch and Kay & Co. papers. I can't remember the manufacturer of the the stamp line for the swirls, but the butterfly is from Inkadinkadoo. All of the images are vintage free stuff I found on the web. The background was done with Delta Ceramcoat paints and a natural sponge. If you would like to learn more about the calendar challenge, you can find it here. Kate's wonderful work has been featured in the Winter 2012 issue of Art Journaling by Somerset Studio, as well as many other publications. You can find links to all of the participants for this month's challenge here.
The last item to share with you, I promised about two weeks ago, but unfortunately, the subject, my niece's 12 week old Bernese mountain dog, would not sit still long enough for me to get a photograph! On Sunday, we had a family gathering at my sister's house and Moses, the newest addition to the family, finally cooperated.
Is he not the most adorable puppy on the planet? (Have you ever seen a puppy that wasn't adorable?) This guy is already twenty-seven pounds, and he's gaining an average of about six pounds per week. Hugging him is like hugging a bear cub! I LOVE big dogs!
It's time for me to get back to work. I should have another drawing to share with you in a day or so. Enjoy the lovely spring weather we are having!
Until next time,