After much thought and deliberation of what illustrations to use in 2012 calendars I couldn’t help myself and used all the crazy creatures and fantasy themed illustrations that I’ve been creating over the last year.
The wall calendar is 14 pages and includes a back and front cover. This calendar measures 4.25 by 11 inches (10.5cm by 27.5cm)
The desk calendar measures 4 by 6 inches (10cm by 15cm) and is 12 pages with a neeto paper wrap-around that shows each calendar month on the back.
Each 2012 calendar features a different whimsical creature from The Land of Whimsy for each month including a collaborative piece with author, Christopher DeWan for the month of November. The popular Chasing the Dragon is also featured for the month of September with The Messenger of Whimsy leading you into January.
I print each calendar page using archival ink on cardstock. The wall calendar pages including a front and back cover are bound together with a sheer ribbon while the desk calendar is palced into a sturdy jewell case for display.
The wall calendar is available here.
The desk calendar is available here.
AND you can download either one in high resolution print ready pdf format from HandmadeCloud to print and assemble on your own, from the comfort of your home, as many times as you like!
I began designing and creating these sets of cards in late 2008 and shortly after listing them for sale in the Art Shop. They were an instant success, with people buying them who spanned the globe living on five continents.
FYI – About a month ago, I was diagnosed with mild to moderate tendonitis in my left wrist and hand. And while, yes, I am right handed, I use the left hand simultaneously and just as much as the right hand when doing studio work, artwork, assembling, packaging, cutting, gardening, cleaning, dishes and typing and want to keep the left wrist from becoming too damaged to use at all. Preventative medicine?
RIP – I have about 14 packages of cards left in six different sets. Once they sell out, I will not, in the foreseeable near future be creating more.
DIY – However, I will be releasing and selling the awesome digital file that is associated with each set of cards; 10 patterns wrapped into one download in total. That means, you’ll get the high resolution print files with illustrations included, instructions for creating and packaging them and the supply list too. Expect this pattern to be released later this summer.
I’d like to formally welcome LittleStar Boutique to the blog as this blog’s first sponsor. LittleStar was founded by Monica Danielski (CEO), in Douglas, New Brunswick which is about one and half hours North from where I live in Saint John. Continue reading
A few days ago, good friend and Massage Therapist from Portland, Oregon, Andrew Jecklin sent me this photo of his daughter’s play Post Office. She uses the little miniature greeting cards and envelopes that I create from scratch as part of her mail delivery system. Kids love these little cards!
There are now 10 different sets of greeting cards listed in the shop now to choose from.
And just for size reference, they are tiny!
Thanks Andrew for sending me this photo!
However, if you you’d like a wall calendar, I will make them to order. Each one will cost $40.00 and they can be ordered on HandmadeCloud. Please allow 72 hours after placing your order for your calendar to be custom created before shipping.
Also, I have beautiful 2011 floral and mandala desk calendars in stock and ready to ship. They are on sale and reduced in price from $18.00 to $14.00 and can be purchased while supplies last. After my stock is sold out they will increase in price to $25.00 and be sold on a made to order basis.
Want to avoid shipping, material and labour costs? Then simply purchase the nifty high rez 2011 digital download PDF Calendar that you can print and use to create your own calendar. It’s reduced in price by 25%.
And do leave a comment below for your chance to win a handmade desk calendar. I’ll announce the winner on Monday, January 24th. This giveaway is open to everyone. One comment per person. Thank you and do share this giveaway and sale with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google Buzz.
It looks lovely hanging on the wall or sitting against a window or on a shelf. This fourteen page twelve month calendar features a different illustration for each month, including George (the pretty fish found on the cover) and a swimming school of 11 other sea life inspired whimsical illustrations for each month of the year. Continue reading
That illusive e-commerce art site that I’ve been working on for months is being launched this Wednesday. For REAL!
Glitches and all.
One can find problems and issues with each and every site on the internet, but to delay the launch date of a site over and over again when it’s only an aesthetic that’s waning and no longer the core functionality that is causing trouble, is at best, both financially and spiritually draining. When working for oneself, it’s possible to find fault with almost anything.
And the hours…
Many good folks are due a huge thank you for the coding help (both paid and unpaid) and for the stupendous mental support you’ve given me over the last year. In no particular order, here they are by first name only… Louella, John, Andrew, Gus, Vikki, Christopher, Donovan, Sarah, Aron, Stephen, Tricia, Darren and Andreas and the many others who read my Tweets and Facebook and Blog Updates.
You all listened to me via email, Skype and in person when I freaked out on more than one occassion. You all pushed me in your own way by providing answers, alternative ideas or in the least provoked me by telling me to give up and get a real job.
About one month ago I REALLY did consider getting that real job.
So, please do come back here on Wednesday morning for the launch of HC. Yes, that is an acronym, and it doesn’t stand for…
I love the feel of fine wood and turning an ordinary box into a beautiful piece of home decor that both function as decoration and have use in storing precious personal items.