Wednesday, 2 November 2011

November Calendar Challenge

Hi everybody. I'm pleased to say I feel more normal today, the side-effects of *witches' brew* have worn off! The time is flying by, Halloween is over, November is here, and that means it's time for new calendar pages. This time I made some rather untypical ones for November. I have painted a row of houses with blue sky - perhaps I am hoping the month might be like this, instead of the usual cold, wet and windy month. The verse I have written round the roofs of the houses is from a song by *Guns 'N Roses*. The clouds have been cut out of an old book, painted with diluted gesso and lightly inked with dark blue. The *windows* have been cut from some Daisy D's paper. I think it looks like a row of toy houses, which wasn't intended, but it just turned out this way. I am linking to *The Kathryn Wheel* and to *Art every Day*




And I finished the journal pages that I started at the weekend, once again in patchwork. The photo shows one of the old ladies I cared for at the Old People's Home, many years back when she was just married, I think it is a lovely photo.




So, enough for today. I am going to visit my friend Inge for breakfast today, and then have a look round the Euro shop....
Have a good day you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

50 comments:

  1. love, LoVe, LOVE your November calendar! The houses are so imaginative and absolutely gorgeous! The colours help with the 'pretend' look. Nice collage pages in your journal as well. Glad you are feeling back to 'normal', Valerie. Have a great creative day. hugs, Donna

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  2. Lovely calendar page, your houses are so sweet! I love the patchwork effect in your journal, so much to look at x

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  3. I love those houses too and great collage pages. Have a great day. Suze xx

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  4. Love your pages, great idea to use the houses!!!

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  5. Your row of houses are so cheery. Love them. Super collage pages too and a lovely photo. x

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  6. Hi Val, love your cheery toy-town houses! Great idea. Have a nice day, Hugs, Sarah

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  7. I'm intrigued what you buy at the Euro shop. Euros?

    Seriously though, I always love seeing your vast creative output. You have such energy!

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  8. That would be good id they sold them at half price!

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  9. Love your calender pages Valerie and your journal pages are fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

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  10. Lovely pages for November, love te idea of the houses.

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  11. Love your row of houses, great collage pages as well.
    Yvonne x

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  12. I used houses too for my november month, but yours are very original !! I love them very much

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  13. Love those little houses, Valerie! The patchwork pages are so original, I must try doing that.

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  14. Love your calendar page - would you believe our sky actually looks like that today? I particularly like the angel..
    Hugs xx

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  15. What a delightful calendar page. So bright and uplifting. I like how you incorporate so many different elements both in the painting and the collage pages. (Found you through AEDM.)

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  16. Hi Valerie. Pleased you are back to full power! Love your calendar page. So bright and colourful. Fab journal pages. Enjoy the the Euro shop. Wish I was with you. They are so much fun to look around.
    Regards Florence x

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  17. Using the windows as journal spots is a fun idea. I will have to store that in my memory. Have fun filling it up and here's to pleasant November days.

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  18. Oh my..very uplifting and gorgeous and magical..such enchantment here!
    Shine on!
    Victoria

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  19. Great journal pages and your November calendar is fantastic. LOVE the idea of the windows in the houses being the places for each day, so imaginative!

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  20. Love your calendar pages! The houses are beautiful! I've been wanting the Sizzix dies for houses, for quite some time now, and just keep putting it off, I guess.. One reason, because I want OTHER things MORE instead; and then, secondly, I think my head (subconscious?) just won't allow! I KNOW that I can simply draw, paint, or cut out my OWN houses, very simply and easily! I HAVE the ability, and I HAVE the time! (0; Anyways, glad to hear you're recovering! You gotta watch yourself with that Witch's Brew, I know!! ~tina

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  21. Great creations again! :) Love those houses.

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  22. What a gorgeous way to do your monthly journal- I LOVE this, so clever!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie
    P.S. Your package went out Monday morning.......

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  23. Such cheery houses and that wee cherub watching over them!

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  24. I am loving this journal pages! :-)

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  25. LOVE the new journal pages with the houses! Too fun! Joined the monthly link up too...trying to play catchup! Happy Days!

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  26. I am so in love with those houses! I think that is one of my favorite things I've seen you do!!!

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  27. Fun journal pages! Love the houses you created! Have fun at breakfast!

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  28. What a super fun calendar for November! Have fun doing Art Every Day Month!

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  29. Lovely calendar pages, have a great day!

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  30. It's all been said but LUV your houses :)
    Von x

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  31. Love the journal calender, the party looks like a total riot ;0)

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  32. the journal calendar is a marvelous idea! I loved the drawing in and of itself and once I read it was a calendar too, brilliant! Happy AEDM xoxo Kristen

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  33. Your calendar is stunning Valerie. Love the bright colours and your row of houses is beautiful.
    Lovely journal pages too and strangely enough the lady is rather like my good friend Gina who is originally from Germany and lives here now - spooky!
    Glad to hear you're feeling less witchy today too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  34. Glad to hear the Witches Brew is finally out of your system.....
    Loving your take on the calendar pages, so immaginative. x

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  35. Fab pages, love the town houses
    Lindsay xx

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  36. OH WOW, I love your houses--they are fabulous and so are the journal pages, Val! xo Cindy

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  37. I love those journal pages and the calender is just fantastic ... so wishing I had made one now... looking forward to watching your journal pages over AEDM xx

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  38. Love your pages of the houses!! Your art journal is coming along wonderfully!!!

    hugs,
    Jen

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  39. The houses are charming:) This is the second blog I've read in a row that mentions Guns and Roses.

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  40. Way to use Guns and Roses!! You rock! What a cool calander!

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  41. Love your little houses in a row!!!

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  42. Lovely pages, Valerie.
    I am really enjoy your collage work.
    p.s. I received the "giveaway"I sent to you, returned back to me. Needed to fill out a form at post office, for this to be sent? Weird... anyways, no worries... I will go to the post office this week and have it on it's merry way again :]

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  43. Great page i love you what you've done with the squares/windows x

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  44. Glad to hear you are feeling better. I love the journal pages, those houses are fabulous!

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  45. I think the houses are inspirational - using the windows as journal blocks - kudos! And I like the way you wrote one of your favourite songs around the roofs. Lovely!

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  46. Great pages. Your house idea is so very cool.

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  47. Wow, your calendar page looks great! Love the houses. Well done for keeping up with the challenge so far. Can you believe we are almost there?! Kate

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