Monday, October 4, 2010


I was late making my calendar this month! This one was really fun because of how it started. Last week I was playing at my friend's house after we went to a couple of art stores. We both got a new type of shimmery paints we'd never tried, Lumiere. It's super fun, thick and shiny. Not as translucent as Stewart Gill Alchemy, but just as shiny and pretty. So when I peeled off the tops on the jars, I smeared them onto the pages of my journal to see how they looked. My friend took out the world's tiniest paint brush and was about to dot them onto a piece of trash, but I made her use her sketchbook. She made these teeny little marks and I made a mess. But the mess turned into this background!

Of course, I added some things, but I won't bore you with the details. The days are one inch squares (I'm a stay-at-home-mom with no car, I don't really do much that involves making an appointment) and the silhouette is from a picture I took of my aunt getting ready for her wedding.

I almost forgot to include where this idea came from!! I got it from here and she got it from here.


  1. Wow! Inchies! I'd like to know more about these calendars.

  2. It's just in my journal, nothing special...

  3. So you like the Lumieres? I adore them. Use them for backgrounds all the time. My 3 favs are gold, russet and olive.