Burning the midnight oil

May 13 2010

Why is it that with weeks & weeks to do a project, I always wait till the last minute?

(Um, don't answer that - purely rhetorical)

Had fun knocking out a couple of pieces for Diary 2010 last night. I actually tried to start several times in the last month but kept over thinking things. 1 deadline extension later (apparently I'm not the only well intentioned procrastinator) figured I best keep my word & hand in something. So put the little dude to bed, made some espresso, and started searching my mac for pieces to dissect & reassemble.

What is Diary 2010? A very cool project that artist/blogger Ewian turned me on to. (By the way, she keeps adding art supplies to her giveaway - pop over & check it out). Volunteers world wide send in calendar pages which will be assembled & sold as planners. Each page has the date in 3 languages. Plus, on the bottom, your online shop and what you sell there. Other than that, artwork is in shades of grey & needs to be laid out in such a way that the page is still usable for writing on. This is the 3rd diary project they've done. You can also find images of previous diaries on flickr HERE.

I had so much fun making the 1st that I decided to take on one of the extra pages still available. Found this wonderful Leaf Font over at Dafont.com & this drawing seemed to fit with it.

November 13 2010

Funny thing is, I wish I had started sooner so I had time to make a few more. Ah well, there is always 2011 !

Final note: Any interest in winning a 16" x 20" canvas print of your summery photo? This giveaway's sponsor OnlinePosterPrinting.com will send a gallery or museum wrapped canvas print to 1 lucky winner. To enter this random drawing just leave a comment describing your favorite summer photo that you'd like to have printed. There are a couple of disclaimers so CLICK HERE for details. You have until noon (EST) Thursday 7/30 to enter.


  1. Wow, I like the way your art looks in black and white!! What a challenge if you usually work with colours. I think I'll have to look into the calendar thing...

    Thank you for your sweet comments!! *mwah* arte-snarke!

  2. That looks like a great and diffrerent take on on challenges, and love this entry Stacey!! Oh so many challenges so little time!

  3. You always have such good info!

    Nice job on your submission.

    I think most of us work better with a little last minute pressure btw. :o)

  4. Beautiful work as always Stacey. I also like how it looks in b&w.

    I'd have one of the photos I took from earlier this summer at Mackinac Island printed if I won.

  5. What a cool idea...making dairy pages!! Your page looks terrific. Love the leaf font.

  6. Love your work in black & white!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog, it is always so good to hear from you!: )

    La Donna

  7. Little red is looking good on her way in to the journal, I am really looking forward to see all the grate pages.