Create an ‘Artsy Day Planner’ ~ Updateย 

Hello my lovely friends ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป Thanks so much for peeking in. ๐Ÿ˜

Remember I started creating my own day planner? Well, it’s been a while, but it’s finally finished … I guess I’ll have to start the next one in September ๐Ÿ˜‹

If you missed it…here’s the start of the project ๐Ÿ“

I finished the artwork for each month little by little…in the beginning I used oil paint- and would not recommend that. It takes a long time to dry, and makes the pages kinda heavy. 

So….here are my calendar pages 

As you can see, I went from oil painting to tangling (with gel pens), to colored pencils, and soft pastel chalk. Whatever strikes your fancy…there are no limits! Even a collection of your favorite quotes would be awesome. ๐Ÿ˜

The one change I made from the original idea….I changed the cover art. Remember I painted an owl to grace the cover? Not so great…it does need a smooth cover. So I made a collage out of strips of scrapbook paper 


That should work! ๐Ÿ˜

I do hope I inspired you, and that we all start carrying our own, individual art around. Can’t wait to hear (and see) what you did! ๐Ÿ’•

See you soon ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

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Create your artsy Daily Planner/Calendarย 

Well, hello there ๐Ÿ˜ŠGood to see you here in the new year! Speaking of which, isn’t one of the best things about January 1st the opening of a brand new daily planner and calendar? I love the possibilities it represents…and am always very excited to fill it with plans/birthdays/memories! ๐Ÿ’–

This time around I had a hard time finding one that got me excited, spoke to me. So ‘New Year’s Eve’ came and went…no new planner ๐Ÿ˜ข That conundrum combined with all the posts about the new year being an empty book- I love that thought! – gave me the idea to create my own! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ 

Today I’d like to share with you the way I went about it, and show you the first few pages. 

Lately I’ve been painting on canvas, but I knew I had a sketchbook laying around somewhere…ahhh – here it is…


First I painted one of my ‘HippieDippie Owls’ (my favorite subject – for now ๐Ÿค“) for the cover. I plan to glue/ModPodge it on the cover once it’s dry- I used oil paint, so it will be a few more days ๐Ÿ˜‹


Next I measured the page, penciled in the boxes for the days, then traced the lines with a Painter’s Pen. 


After the numbers and the month were filled in …

…the fun-part began – the artwork ๐Ÿ˜


That’s all I have so far- I will post an update when  the calendar is complete. ๐Ÿค—

I hope I inspired you to make your own planner, and that you will share your creation with me! ๐Ÿ’•

Until next time 

~Tina xoxo