Here’s a thought.. ” how many of you got inspired by the month of a year?” For me, I feel every month has a special theme to it. It may end up being a stereotypical theme, but it actually inspired me to make a calendar for myself, since I had nothing better to do and I did not want to buy those typical poster calendars which is not related to me in any way.
I wanted a personal touch to my calendar for 3 reasons
1. Because it would look arty, unique, creative and cool!
2. Every month would have a little bit on me in it! It would be MY CALENDAR.
3. It would look awesome in my room!!!
So, on the 1st of every month, I doodled on the back ( the blank side) of the 2013 calendar and reused it ( Reuse, Recycle, Reduce). All I needed was an old calendar, some sharpies (sketch pens) and my crazy mind to help me make the calendar I wanted.
Materials needed to make an awesome calendar
Winter and Vogue ->
Since it is winter and the only things you have to wear are coats, pullover, jackets, and Pale Skin – to brighten everyone up with many colourful designs was this winter’s famous “AZTEC” print which was seen all over the world. Girls wore it on jackets, jeans, bags, bangles and Boys wore them on T-shirts and shoes and even sunglasses. I had to make this for the first month making it positive and colourful – like ‘le moi’.
Inspiration – AZTEC
AZTEC doodle with “January” written in a self-made doodle font.
Love and Hate ->
“RED” had to be the colour of this month. “cliché” much? I don’t care. February has love in the air! Love finding another Love. Love trying too hard for another Love. Love hating the other Love. Love turning into Hate. Hate not having a Love. End of story. The entire month was a stereotype, but it was an inspiration none-the-less.
Inspiration – RED
Roses are red.
Buds and Blooms ->
Needless to say, March announces spring. Floral hues are another stereotypical theme for this month. Breathing in the tropical zone, I’m exposed to extraordinary flora and fauna, and how better than to depict it in art. “FLOWERS” would bloom this month, inspiring me to bloom along with them.
Inspiration – FLOWERS
Try to name all the flowers doodled in the picture.
Glamour and Sophistication ->
MY BIRTHDAY MONTH! has to be glamorous and Sophisticated – only because – I’m turning 25! Along with that, there are so many weddings and parties, ( many birthdays in April) the entire month is a show of “GOLD GLAMOUR”. It is also the time of the year when the sun brings us a Sultry Summer, making out bodies shine with sweat and reflect our Indian bodies into a golden tan. Soaking up the sun already!
Inspiration – GOLD GLAMOUR
The Sun and its Colours ->
I had an amazing birthday and now its May! The sweltering heat and the unexpected rains this summer has surprised the people of this city. A hint of the golden sun still lingers on the leaves and the blossoms of this month. All around I can see tiny pink and yellow flowers reflecting the sun’s colours – much like the cherry blossom trees. I’m not sure if there are any, in this city, but I would definitely like to stand under a blooming CHERRY BLOSSOM tree.
Inspiration – CHERRYBLOSSOM
Golden, pink and yellow cherryblossoms! and you know it’s SUMMER!
Rain drops on Roses ->
And yet again the pun in my life! Everything is cloudy, gloomy and dull this month. Weather seems to be alright for now, but with the monsoons heading our way, its bound to get worse. Along with that, news from the personal life, it’s just like this weather. Although I always hold on to a leaf of hope, I know things will get greener and fresh after a while. So, this month’s doodle reflects on the weather as well as my quarter life crisis! THE GREEN is what I’m going to focus on this month, New leaves, Fresh air, a little Hope, and Smile before you start all over again.
Inspiration – THE GREEN
Rain be dull and green be leaves, hold on to ye heart, this is just a tease.
Happy and Fly ->
June was a tease all right! So many positive things in July. It’s time to get in shape, look good, smile often and jump high! This month has to be HAPPY! The happiness has elated to an extent where I feel like I’m flying, and what better to depict it by using fresh colours and colourful BALLOONS! I know it will come down after a while, but right now I plan to bask in my HAPPINESS!
Inspiration – HAPPY BALLOONS
Note – Readers, you will have to wait till August 2014 for the update for the month of August calendar inspiration. But do feel free to comment , like, share and be INSPIRED…. till then… Cheers!!