UPDATE – Contest is closed. Winner of the calendar is Megan Warren! Thanks to everyone for the support this year.
This year I will be offering two coupons that can be used in my art shop and two giveaways for Black Friday.
I am 27 sales away from reaching 2000 sales and that in itself is pretty darn cool. Once 2000 sales are reached all customers will be entered into a draw for a $50.00 gift card to the shop.
Spend $100 or more and get 40% off with this code “BLACK40″, otherwise use this code, “BLACK25″ and get 25% off your purchase before shipping charges. This is a great way to get that original art you or a loved one has been eyeing.
And do leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favourite piece of art is from my shop and I’ll enter you into a draw for one handmade by me 2013 wall calendar which is pictured below. You can buy one here too.
When you haven’t written in so long it’s easier to keep on not writing. But, in the back of your mind, the words and letters keep churning and jumbling up and into empty space until you get them written down in a tangible form. While I have been drawing pictures, it’s the words that weren’t making sense to me and therefore I did not write.
These last six months have been nothing but life changing. I haven’t found God or anything like that but I have found the courage to live more honestly and to trust in those people whom, let me, into their lives. You can’t help but wonder how you could have lived the way you did for such a long time repeating gesture after gesture after ever after.
There is solace in repetitive movement and even in the the state of inaction… the ticks, the drinks, the inhalations, the thoughts, the running, the drawing, the writing, the eating, the frantic screaming, it all soothes anxiety and mends the hearts of troubled souls irregardless of how temporary or destructive in nature this self-soothing may be. We can only go on circling for so long in a state of chaos before spinning out.
So, last night I made some chunky orange lemon marmelade from scratch. That sums up my everything.
AND FYI… Handmade 2013 desk and wall calendars are listed for sale in the shop.
The Marmelade recipe I adapted from the Mad Scientist and home Cooking. Also, I used an extra amount or orange peelings that I have been freezing over the last few months. If you are going to make marmalade DO USE certified organic citrus fruit as the peelings are not sprayed or died.
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!