It’ll be a couple more weeks before I can get back to rewrites on mystery novel number one. With Xmas coming, it’s time to think about gifts and get all that out of the way first because I have to mail stuff. Sometimes I wish family lived closer and maybe someday I’ll live closer to them. We’ll see.
Right now, I’m making my mom a family calendar, like I do every year. Gathering pics is a real challenge, but I get a few new ones to work with every year. It takes me a good two weeks to get this thing together. I have a template for the calendar pages, but the dates have to be changed on it every year so it matches the actual calendar year coming up. Then I always add family birthdays, anniversaries and holidays in all the appropriate places. Once that’s done, it’s time to tackle the picture portion.
Actually, I enjoy this part because I get to use a different creative ability and work in Photoshop (in layers) to assemble the collage that will go on each page for each month. Once it’s all finished, I can print it taking extra care I put the right calendar on the right picture page because it will be a flip calendar when finished in size 8 ½ X 11.
Back of 2014 Calendar
The back page takes the longest because I put a thumbnail pic of each month’s picture back there. It looks really nice when completed, but is a detailed and time consuming job.
My next post will be about writing I hope.