Sunday, 29 May 2011

Details of April/May

OK, I'm well and truly confusing myself with this now! I had firmly in my mind that I was sharing an update on my one little word during the last weekend of each month. Because that meant I wouldn't have completed my art journal calendar for that particular month, I'd be posting those a month behind; I would also share an art journal page from the actual month itself though. (See, even when I try to articulate it I get confused!) But I'm not sure if Rinda's aiming for this weekend or next with her update? I'll share mine now anyway, because next weekend will be Sian's Storytelling Sunday so it'd be good to spread these posts over two different weekends :)

So, here are my calendar pages from April:

Another of Amy's gorgeous photos - how perfectly does it match my pre-prepared background for April?!

And here's an art journal page from May. It was a month pretty much dominated by the visas we need for our trip to LA, so I created an American flag with paint and lots of punched stars, and added journaling to the white stripes:

You may have noticed that I *still* haven't documented that I've got to grips with my camera - that would be because, um, I still haven't actually got to grips with my camera..... But thanks to some tips from The Fabulous One, I have at least now started to experiment a bit with the settings :)

I've made slow progress with the E100 readings over the last month, but I'm still well on target to be halfway through by the end of June and to finish by the end of the year if not sooner.

I've stopped noting down everything I eat again, as the process of doing that for a couple of weeks did help me to get back on track with healthier choices most of the time - I'll know what to do next time those habits slip... And I'm trying out new recipes regularly still, including one this very evening!

I've also made quite an effort lately to document details on my layouts, and to scrap at least some of my photos more promptly - helped in no small measure by Shimelle's challenges and Amy's.

All in all, I'm pretty darn pleased with those details of May :)

This post was brought to you as part of Rinda's One Little Word updates

PS My Project Declutter update will come on Thursday so I can include the last few days of May :)


helena said...

loving your calendar months - think I will try it for June as a trial for inclusion next year

scrappyjacky said...

I'm afraid I've slipped behind with my calendar April wasn't a good month for us....and that threw it all out....but I'm going to try and get back on track!!

Sandra said...

you are on a roll, aren't you? well done - it's a lovely feeling when you're on top of everything :)

Amy said...

Thanks for the reminder of Storytelling Sunday - and, I had to think for a moment what my word of the year is ... funnily enough, it has ended up being more relevant than I could have thought!

That photo is one of my favourites in the calendar - the colours worked out so well :-)

Ginger said...

Beautiful calendar Mel!!

Cheryl said...

What a lovely calendar page mel and such a gorgeous photo x

Anonymous said...

On tomorrow's agenda is my recap for April and for May. I was away the end of April, and gone for half of May so it makes for an interesting comparison. You've done very well!

The Mann Fam said...

Looks like Spring has been a season for getting back on track - health, photography, spiritual. I think there is a sign of great growth when we rededicate to those good habits we've let slide in our lives.
Springtime does this for me as well with remembering the meaning of Easter and seeing new life, new growth, and color all around. I love how you've documented on your beautiful April and your fun American flag page.

JulieJ said...

Quite frankly my dear, I'm not surprised you got confused. You've made me feel quite dizzy with all those things! I'm fairly certain I wouldn't be able to keep up with it all. Hope you manage to keep it going all year.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Love the flag with the journaling!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Love your calendar and all the updates, Mel. I especially LOVE your US flag with your Visas documented. :o)