Last year I was inspired to start a calendar journal. My main inspiration was from Kate Crane http://thekathrynwheel.blogspot.co.uk/. In 2012 I used the calendar to note something I was thankful for everyday – well somedays I felt thankful for nothing! I only managed to keep this up until October. Here are a couple of example pages from 2012.
I did carry on in 2013, but decided to just write anything I wanted for each day ( less pressure!). Again I have kept up my calendar until this month, and am proud of managing to do this. I have been a bit more innovative this year and have used different shapes instead of just squares. I have got a lot of inspiration from the Calendar Facebook group that Kate set up.
To keep up my motivation I have decided that in November I will write something I am thankful for everyday. This will remind me to be grateful for all the things I have, it will link in with last year and just be something different to do. It also ties in with American Thanksgiving – an American tradition that I like. I have prepared my calendar page for November already ( amazing!) But I couldn’t resist using that most English of celebrations as inspiration – bonfire night! I am also pleased that I have used a range of supplies on this page – stencils, panpastels,portfolio crayons, dylusions inks ( an attempt at Dyan’s squirly ink technique) and liquid pearls.
I am sure that I can manage to find 30 things to be thankful for.