Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Year for Mosaic Monday

January 11 mosaic

Have you cleared your Christmas decorations away yet?  I am working on mine today.  We have had warm temperatures lately and yesterday a great deal of rain.  Today we are down in the minuses again.  My husband is out counting birds for the Bird Count done yearly.   I am counting the birds that land in our birdfeeders at home.    I received an invitation recently  from Kristy at Life-n-Reflection to receive her templates for a calendar and learn how to use Photoshop to make my own calendar.   It was a  lot of fun.   The first square shows my January 2011 calendar.  The remaining squares are just a mishmash of photos from the present season showing yellow roses that my Dad brought, the pinky violet that is blooming on the windowsill, a plate of cookies, some icicles on our back porch, a little bear that my husband put in my stocking, the seed head of a milkweed with a snow cap and a landscape from the river near to us.  As many of you, I am looking forward to the new year with new beginnings and new things to do and learn.  I hope that you will visit often.  I love your company. Have a great week.  

More mosaics can be found at Mary’s for Mosaic Monday.   Come join the fun.

Valerie Signature

22 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Your January calendar is beautiful You did great and the photos are beautiful! Happy New Years to you and your family.!

Crafty Gardener said...

Hi Valerie, that is a very nice calendar mosaic. Hope you had a great day.

Bernie said...

Lovely calendar page for January ... those icicles provided a fleeting momentary feeling of coolness on this hot humid day!

Karen said...

What a beautiful calendar page. I love your mosaics!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Just cleaned the 'decs' today ;) What a lovely calendar! Love those yellow roses from your father.

Happy New Year!

A Garden of Threads said...

Stunning mosaic this week Val. With the temperatures so cold we will have snow again, yuck. Have a great week. Jen.

Lavender Cottage said...

How clever of you to make a calendar. You're really going places with your PhotoShop.
Judith

GrandmaK said...

Will begin the challenge of storing the decoration soon. It's hard to put it all back into boxes. But then I treasure them all the more with the grand memories the evoke next time. Wishing you well! Cathy

Snap said...

Your calendar page for January is wonderful. What fun to make your own calendar with your own images. Happy New Year!

Dishesdone said...

Love your January calendar! and I am sure the rest of the year will be just as beautiful! Such pretty pictures!
Happy New Year!

Carol said...

Great job! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Carol at Serendipity said...

I love the calendar. I could not find the templates. I will be making a calendar next year for presents. This year I did blank note cards.

Happy New Year!

Carol

Diann said...

What a great mosaic and perfect January!

Anja said...

This is a lovely start into the new year!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

What a wonderful calendar your mosaic photos made. Perfect for the month of January. Thanks for visiting today...I enjoyed my return visit as I got to browse your blog a bit. Happy New year, and I look forward to seeing often in 2011.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful mosaic.
Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

Wonderful mosaic, and I like the calendar in the middle..We are a bit on the warmer side this week so far..

EG Wow said...

Neat mosaic, Valerie! And I like your idea of creating a calendar!

Sheila said...

I like the first page of your calendar and hope 2011 is a very good year for you. Sunshine Always - Sheila

Shirley said...

I was enjoying your mosaic when I noticed your weather in your sidebar. We are enjoying similar temperatures right now, however the weekend will be much colder here. Hope you are staying warm. Have a great week.

Shirley said...

I was enjoying your mosaic when I noticed your weather in your sidebar. We are enjoying similar temperatures right now, however the weekend will be much colder here. Hope you are staying warm. Have a great week.

Henrietta said...

Great mosaic