Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year? –-from RENT by Jonathan Larson
One of my favorite things about the new year is putting up a fresh, new calendar. My favorite calendar for the past few years is without a doubt the Curly Girl calendar. I treat myself to a large one for my home office, a small one for work, and a couple to give as gifts! Leigh Standley is a talented artist, and she makes me look forward to turning the page of my calendar each month. (Sometimes I even turn the page a day early just to peek!) I love their whimsy, their wisdom, and their their inspiration. The problem is that they are so lovely that I can’t bear to discard them at the end of the year. So, I decided to come up with a way to enjoy my favorite calendar pages all throughout the year!First, I measured the picture pages from an old calendar. I used a smaller calendar, and they measure 7″X 7″. This isn’t a very standard size, so I couldn’t find any frames at any major retail stores. I did find some online, but they were $15-$20 each, and of course, there’s always shipping. So, I did what I always do…. I went to the thrift store. I found an old Pier One picture that was in great condition, and the price was right. I took it apart, spray painted it (this one was green), and I had a great piece of art for under $5.00!
Happy New Year, and Happy Crafting!