January 13, 2016


Do you remember my NEW YEAR NEW CALENDAR  post of January 3, 2016? I'd really appreciate it if you could click on the link to take you to that post before you continue reading. Check out the photos. 

Notice that at the end of the post, I'd told you that I was going to treat my personal calendar as an adult coloring book, and "finish" coloring each of the months with my Prismacolor Pencils.

OK. Did you check it out? Good!

It took me about nine hours to complete the entire year. But, for the most part, I am pleased with the results:

Back, when I was in college, I used my Prismacolors A LOT! In fact, I had been hoping to go into children's book illustration. (Side note: That is exactly what my daughter, Emily, does!) But, when bad arthritis in my hands interfered with my drawing, I turned my emphasis to Photography instead. I have dabbled a little bit here and there with my Prismacolors in the intervening years, but, because of the hands, not very much or very often.

Coloring in the small images on these calendar pages re-ignited my love for this medium. It took me several days to complete this small project. But, I am seriously considering trying my hand at drawing once again.

Even though I do not have the vivid imagination that my Emily has, I can draw. But, I need a reference from which to be inspired. 

I've been digging through some of my nature photos in the past few days in pursuit of the perfect image with which to begin. As of yet, I'm not quite satisfied with my findings. But, I'm going to keep looking, and maybe I'll run across just the perfect photo to jumpstart my drawing once again.

We'll see how it goes.

I will keep you posted.



  1. I love your calendar. I think I need lessons for the prismas from you I'd love to have you draw me a small cardinal some day.

  2. Can't wait to see what you draw!! xo

  3. Very pretty! I can't wait to see your drawings :-)

  4. Well, I think your talent shows in your calendar and if you can draw as well as color and stamp, you have it up on most of us. The operative word here is time. If you can take your time with a drawing your arthritis may not interfere with your efforts and it will be worth your while. I am guessing we will be thrilled with your results and I would bet your talented daughter would appreciate where her talent came from ... like mother, like daughter. This is a lovely calender ... both versions, lightly colored and then with finishing touches. Thank you for sharing,Linda ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  5. You do beautiful work! I would like a calendar like this, but don't have the creativity it would take. You really captured the essence of each month.

  6. Those are so pretty!!

    Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty!

  7. I like the enhancements! Very pretty...Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday - Link Party and hope to see you again this week! Pinned!

  8. Thanks for linking up at Saturday Art and apologies for being so late!

  9. Lovely! I'm really enjoying the "grown up coloring" trend... I think the dove is my favorite... I love blues!

    Thank you for linking up with Friday Frivolity this past week! Hoping to see you again this weekend. :)

  10. This is so pretty and adorbs!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!