Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008-A Year In The Life Calendar

I bundled up my 2008 desk calendar and brought it home yesterday. I'm going to make a front and back cover for it, add binder rings and voila...I will have encapsulated a year in my life.

Keeping a visual record of my year was fun. Some days the entries were just doodles, some days I recorded the day's happenings and some days I used the calendar as a place to vent.

My 2009 calendar is waiting for me....I'll do this again next year.

I thought you might like a look.

You can see more pages on my Flickr account. Click on 2008 Calendar.


  1. That's a good idea. Happy New Year!

  2. You have just inspired me! I have written in and saved my daily calendar for the past 10 or so years (started when I was worried about losing my memeory!) but I never got the large size calendar to draw on...altho I'm not an artist like you are I am doing it! I checked out your flickr site and your art work is great! Love your new header!

  3. what an original and creative thing to do!! fun illustrations!!!

  4. Great idea. Its a precious, personal keepsake. Wow.

    Happy New Year Steviewren!

  5. They look so cool as thumbnails!

  6. Oh, that's really really cool. LOVE IT!
    Happy 2009!

  7. That is SO COOL!!! I'm glad you saved all the pages and are now sharing them! Thanks so much. :o)
    Can't wait to see what 2009 brings with your artistry.
    Sparky ♥ ∞

  8. You are very talented.... I'd like to hear the conversations that you're having when drawing these! :)
    The Bach

  9. You have a calendar like no other! It should go to the Smithsonion - right next to the ruby slippers!

  10. I am so impressed with your journaling. Muse Swings told me I should come over for a look. She was right this is fantastic. Very powerful stuff on such a small scale.

    My Boss uses this type of calendar. I will never look at it the same way again. She better not leave any pages blank or I might sneak in a drawing or two. Ha...

    I wish you the best of 2009...

  11. What clever idea... something to treasure. You're such a talented, creative lady.

  12. I love this idea! Hope you show the finished book

  13. Fabulous idea! Your drawings are so colorful and it will be fun to look back at 2008 in a few yeasr.

    I received your e-mail and I promise I'll put together a few ideas soon. Today was hectic and I'm so tired.

  14. This is really a brilliant idea.
    But I hav difficulties in buying the same calendar page as yours.
    Luckily I found a calendar which is day by page & pages.
    I'm starting it in the New Year too.

    Besides, I really admire at your sketching, I also want to train myself on this new year too.


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