Not only is it May, but May is almost over! One of the things I started doing in my Documented Life journal after the first couple of months is to make my own calendar for each month.
The theme for May is Touchy Feely (Texture). The challenge for the first week was Fabric. So I decided to make a fabric calendar for May.
One of my goals at the first of the year was to use things that I've been saving (sounds better than hoarding!) I used a piece of fabric that I painted years ago in a workshop with Sherrill Kahn. I sometimes get those fabrics out and enjoy them, thinking I'll make a book from them. But since I haven't done that, this is a good place to use some of this fabric!.
I sewed the fabric to lightweight cardstock so it would be easier to glue to the page. I messed up stamping the numbers, but my attitude lately is just keep moving, go forward, don't look back!
First, I took a piece of lightweight cardstock and wrote on it sideways with two watercolor pencils. It was random, stream of consciousness writing, about the fabric of my life, my life in general, where it might be going, etc. Then I brushed the writing with water to blend the watercolor. When that was dry, I sewed strips of batik fabric along with my lettered and stamped fabrics, plus a girl from a napkin.
The last thing I did was lift up the fabric of the calendar page and jot some notes about my technique for the page. Done and done. Move on... I like the texture theme this month. Lots of ideas in my head!