This hand painted calendar is coming to you live and direct on October 3rd. So I suppose my number one goal for the month should be… punctuality?
PRINTABLE OCTOBER CALENDAR
Materials used: Two leaves, 8 x 10 Gelli Plate (for mono-printing — such a fun tool to have on hand!), brayer, various acrylic paints (Golden liquid + high flow acrylics, Dick Blick matte acrylics, Martha Stewart craft paint), cold press watercolor paper, Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolor paint, #2 round brush (for the October hand lettering), calendar text added digitally (because it took 9 months for me to accept I can’t paint in a straight line, apparently)
I went in a bit of a different direction with this month’s calendar. My distaste for fall colors is well documented here (plus there was the time I almost committed a crime against our wedding caterer when she suggested decorating our wedding reception with fake pumpkins and leaves…). But I do love a good fallen leaf. Whatever that means.
Grace and I collected a few on our way home from this morning’s workout and used them in today’s art project (I haven’t been doing much painting on my own these days, but we’ve been killing the mom/toddler art scene. Again… whatever that means.). Using my Gelli Plate to pull prints of these leaves was a lot of fun, and the result was just fall-ish enough to be October appropriate… without being a fake pumpkin.
Regardless, we’ve got so much to look forward to this month — Nick’s birthday, my sister’s birthday, baby Nick’s baptism, dressing up Clark (and the children, obvi) for Halloween,
football football snacks, and a really exciting thing I’ll tell you about later, because I seem to have become superstitious. And vague.
Keeping it basic. Like a PSL.
- My primary wellness goal is, once again, consistency– consistent workouts, consistent hydration, consistent nutrition. (I’d say consistent sleep… but… #babiesdontsleep). The Mama Beasts fall challenge is underway, which gives me some much needed structure and motivation.
- Make 1 new-to-me recipe each week. You know, in an effort to stop making the same three things over and over.
- Be more intentional about our weekends. It’s often the only solid family time we have during the week. I’d prefer we not spend it buried under laundry and/or rushing around.
And on that note: laundry awaits. The glamor of my life continues to abound.
Also On Tap for Today:
- The best way to store apples so they last all month long from The Kitchn
- Watching Baby Nick master clapping (it’s the best)
- Love this: What your favorite flower says about you from Apartment Therapy
What are you most looking forward to this October?