samedi 20 décembre 2008

Deux oiseaux, une otarie et un poisson

I've finally finished my calendar!

I'll just print the pages, cut them at the right size, and offer them in a package with the little shelf you can see below. The pages are 10x7 and the self is A4. Maybe I should add the year on the shelf, above the pages. I don't know.

Only three days left and I'm on my way to Paris to see the family. With all the little shelves in my bag... And the prints, if I can find some color ink for my printer before tuesday, and that's not certain. I've only managed to print two calendars so far and couldn't find the right cartridge when I went shopping yesterday...
That's the kind of thing that happens to me all the time. I wish I was able to think ahead and be organized, sometimes. It must be really nice, not to be late all the time and worry and run everywhere like a chicken without its head.
I'm definitely not Kazumi yet...

mercredi 10 décembre 2008

Nemo et plein d'étoiles de mer

Only four months left, I think I'm going to finish the calendar in time... It's not that it takes that long to do the pages, but between work, daughter, house, and my terrible habit of losing myself in reading and daydreaming... Time flies!
This is Nemo, for august :
And little stars for july. In France we also have our national day in july, I thought the stars would look festive : )
Going to buy the christmas trees and decorate this afternoon, with daughter. Love that! The cat is going to be happy too, she will play with the decoration and send half of them crash everywhere. Lucky we don't walk barefoot at this time of year...

mardi 2 décembre 2008

Une tortue, une seiche et un papillon

The new months... awfully difficult for me to paint. Not too happy about how they turned out, especially the backgrounds. Not too unhappy either, but I liked the others more.

I think I'm going to manage to finish on time for my family, but I'll never be able to finish fast enough to have the time to print it like a regular calendar. I began too late for that.
To be able to offer it, I'm going to print the pages on thick paper with my own printer, then present them on a little wooden shelf. Some of my students made the shelves for me in their wood work class. I'll show you the photos soon.
If you're interested by the calendar, just download it! Next year I'll try to do something more finished!

And I'm happy to show the award I received from June, and to pass it on!

June has given me the Butterfly Award! I feel very happy about that! June has several great blogs, and makes fabulous photos and drawings.

Here are the rules that go with the award :
1. Put the logo on your blog, you can right-click and copy it from above.
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you
3. Nominate 10 other blogs for this award
4. Add links to those blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs
6. Give a reason why you consider their blogs cool.

Now, ten cool blogs I love (I love many more but ten is already a lot when you think you have to tell all of them about sending them the award...)

Mark great ideas, very cool drawings, now a great series of drawings in alphabetical order!

Margaret Ann wonderful art, celebrating nature and colors

Anita Davies great journal pages, great drawings, sketches and paintings

Anetka always something new on her blog, great drawings and a lot a ideas and great work!

Starr beautiful drawings, beautiful lines and ideas

Andrea Joseph I'm totally awed by her drawings. So neat.
My Fiddlestix beautfiul drawings and great journal pages

Alla Prima great paintings, beautiful unique style

Monette draws and paint a lot of birds, beautifully

Rock Kyndl great neat, precise drawings
Christina Jonsson she's an illustrator and I love the neat lines of her drawings.

All this reminds me that I didn't say as much about the other blogs in my last posting so I'm going to edit that one as well.
That's not good... I was supposed to work on my calendar...