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Day 3: 31 Day Challenge – Free Art Calendar

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

It’s the first work day of the new year and I thought a great way to start would be to print out a free calendar.  I have been wanting to find the time to print out this calendar, from Owl Barn, which is so cool.  It features many artist’s work, along with a free calendar.   I looked at the template and realized that it wouldn’t work for me as it was.  I need a calendar that I can write in and the way this one is design it isn’t possible to do this.  So I decided to download all of the images they have available and then plug them into a calendar that was more suited to my needs.  I found this free calendar online, which is the type that you can write in.   Owl Barn actually offers something like 30 cool owl images so, I was able to pick and choose the ones that I liked best. I uploaded each of the images into the free calendar template that I liked and selected each month, which then created pdfs.  I printed each month out and then bound together with my Zutter, but you could easily create another binding mechanism with a hole punch and twine or a binding ring.

Day 3: Free Art Calendar

Now all I need to do is write all of my family’s upcoming events on the calendar and hang it on the wall.

In case you didn’t read my first blog post about this project . . . this post is part of a 31 day challenge I am doing to bring more creativity, stories and solutions to my life.  I have been using my creativity almost exclusively for work in the recent past and for the month of January I will creating things for my personal life, talking about them and taking pictures.  I would love input from readers as to which project you enjoy the most and if I get enough comments on one particular project I’ll turn it into a tutorial after the 31 day challenge of crafting, stories and solutions is over.  So please let me know what you like!

by:jen