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Women’s Wisdom Project 2021 Postcard Calendar

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I’ve always loved calendars, and when the year is over, I have often cut off or separated the illustration from the month/days so that I can use the artwork, either to frame or send to a friend.

Why not have a calendar that’s specifically made to be used in this way? That’s exactly what this Postcard Calendar is.

After every month is over, just cut along the dotted line on the back and turn it into a postcard. A great challenge to send a handwritten note to a friend. After all, who doesn’t like getting snail mail?

So consider this a calendar and postcard pack all wrapped up into one. This year, each month features a portrait from my Women’s Wisdom Project series, a chance to celebrate women all year long.

Women featured in the calendar:

Kamala Harris
Berta Cáceres
Grace Lee Boggs
Shirley Chisholm
Emma Goldman
Alice Paul
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Patsy Takemoto Mink
Wilma Mankiller
Rosa Parks
Jeanette Rankin
Coretta Scott King

The calendars are 5×7″ and printed on recycled paper in Seattle, Washington. Once cut, postcards are about 4×5″. Snag one here.

You can also check out some of the benefit Women’s Wisdom Project 8×10″ prints.

Written by Anna Brones

December 1, 2020 at 10:45

2018 Desk Calendar with Papercut Illustrations

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I have always loved calendars. In fact this year, I’ve had three different calendars hanging in my office. Not because I need multiple reminders of what day it is, but because they all feature different artwork that I wanted to surround myself with as I work. Good daily inspiration.

When I was younger, I used to make calendars for Christmas presents, drawing a grid for the days of the week and separate illustration for each month. My parents would take me to Kinko’s to get color copies made so that I could give them away to all my family members.

This year I decided to revive the tradition (but with the help of a professional printer). But I wanted to do something just a little different.

Over the course of the years, I have found that with calendars that I like, I’ve often cut off the month/days once the year is over so that I can use the artwork, either to frame it or send to a friend. Why not have a calendar that’s made to be used in this way?

That’s what my 2018 desk calendar is. After the month is over, you’re intended to cut along the line on the back and turn it into a postcard. I’m hoping it inspires some handwritten notes, because who doesn’t like getting mail?

The calendars are 5×7″ and feature one of my original papercut illustrations every month. They are printed on recycled paper in Seattle, Washington. Each calendar is handwrapped, making it easy to give as a gift.

You can order a calendar here.

Written by Anna Brones

November 1, 2017 at 12:21

Friday Photo: Simple Life in the French Countryside

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French table

There is beauty in simplicity. A glass bottle for water. A table in the sun. Weather worn chairs.

In the heart of the French Riviera, I’m taken to explore an organic farm. The earth tilled by horses, the rows of grapevines and olive trees soaking up the southern French sun. There’s a picnic table at the top of the hill, overlooking the valley that the house and farm sits on. Everything stops. The only sounds that of the chickens in the coop and the occasional goat. This is beautiful simple living.

Written by Anna Brones

February 22, 2013 at 04:49