I haven’t made too much in my art journal lately, but a couple of days into December I made my first calendar page (for this month) and started filling it with office parties and events we’ve got planned. I’ve been wanting to try to make such a page for a while now. It looks very Christmassy, don’t you think?

December Calendar Page 2005 (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
December 2005 calendar page. I like how it came out.

I might do one for January next year too. I also cut out some sketches from my school notepad and used them in my Art Journal:

Two girls (Copyright Hanna Andersson)

I want to draw more, but I never take the time at home. It’s so fun to use these sketches that I doodle in school when I come home.

Celebrating Lifelong Learning Bird (Copyright Hanna Andersson)
Big Red Bird in my Art Journal.

I finally made a red bird in my art journal, one that I’ve been thinking about too long now! You know how you sometimes get an image in your brain and you can’t stop thinking about it until you “make it” happen? That was this bird, but of course he didn’t come out anything like he was in my mind. Not as cool, beautiful or special as I wanted him to be, but still.

There will be more experimenting like this next year I hope. Will you join me? Maybe one page or spread each day will be my goal for January? P will be climbing in Yosemite that whole month, so I have lots of time to be both crafty and artsy!

The month of December there is so much more stuff to do than usual (gift hunting and wrapping, glögg drinking, julbord, family gatherings and so on, and I haven’t even baked anything this year). I get tired because of all the Swedish northern darkness, and I long for light and sunshine. But I also long for Christmas. Only one week to go!