flirting with the planner. got this blank month download from amanda hawkins who also has about a zillion fabulous DIY planner ideas – from handmade covers to inserts. when i went back to google the link for you i came across THIS article (about amanda) from stephanie levy whose illustration i'm crazy about. her blog isn't coming up for some reason so i leave you with THIS pinterest planner printable. eventually when her site comes back online you'lll be able to follow that link to see her downloadable planner fodder. i really like the handmade look to it and the typewritten days. just my speed. of course i only printed out 3 months because i can't see my non-planning self suddenly turning into a new planning queen. but you never know.
okay it's back to pattern making, gouache bouquets, watercolor smudges, and my iced hibiscus tea. life is good in the hood. never more so than when i have an unexpected day off for veteran's day.
p.s. i finished THE FARM and started a new book that is so enchanting i've been reading it aloud in parts to the catter pusses. your recommendations really are appreciated.
Jane Bumar says
I’m a list maker, love them, make them, make them with things I’ve already done just so i can give myself a cheap thrill of checking things off. Sometimes the only way to actually be able to do so! I particularly liked the photo above of ‘closed for remodelling’ and ‘bad to worse’ – most perfect, and i am loving the combos of pattern and sketching popping up in your journals these days!
Linda Mondloch says
Have you checked out, The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown. It’s the story of a group of young men hoping to get on the crew team so they can have meager paying jobs and a college education. They became legend and winners of gold medals in crew at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. True and inspiring story. I can’t forget the story and what most of them had to overcome to reach such a goal.
And http://www.ahhh-design.com is back up! Thank you so much for the links, love that you’re using some of my templates. Long time fan of yours!! xo
Susie LaFond says
Hmmmnnnnn loving up those awesome pages Mary Ann. I also spied one of my favorite acrylic colors sitting all pretty as you please on your desk. That PINK sends my soul flying high. Happy you’ve found another book to read…please do tell…..xoxox
So what’s the title of the enchanting book? You know we want all the details of everything you’re doing.
The pages look lovely. I’ve never been a planner and probably never will be at this late date on the life path. They certainly look very organized. I should say that I do use my calendar on my iPhone to keep track of dr. appts & lunch dates with friends. God forbid I should miss a chance to eat at some fabulous place.
Beautiful sketchbook… these flowers + patterns are full of light… I miss spring I guess! All of this is very inspiring! And the cat sleeping… heaartwarming. Thanks
Janet Ghio says
Love the journal page with the bouquet and the black and white background–nice!!
Wendy Frances Milone says
Thanks for the links. I am really into making my own calendars. I keep track of everyone I write to with it.
Wendy Frances Milone says
This is just what a women said to me as she walked past my rented house. “Welcome to the Hood!’ and she smiled as she kept walking.
Yum!! Your pages are so juicy, colorful, fun. They make me want to grab my brushes and start splashing paint. Best photo is the one with your book, Corky and that amazing persimmon-colored chair and so cool pillow.
Loretta Marvel says
Oh Mary Ann.
You sent me down another rabbit hole.
Downloading planner pages as I type.
Tara F says
May I ask what book?
Have you read this great book?
Shaffer, Mary Ann.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society / Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows.
New York, N.Y. : Dial Press, 2008.
277 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
As London is emerging from the shadow of World War II, writer Juliet Ashton discovers her next subject in a book club on Guernsey–a club born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi after its members are discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island