a little round up of my favorites!
yes, mav's calendar did not disappoint. i love that she's coupled her photography and illustration together. the result is a sort of tribute to all the beautiful imagery mav's shared with us throughout 2008.
decoylab's calendar was a nice surprise. i love the idea of receiving a new postcard each month throughout the year. i can imagine using the blank space to write important lists for the month and tucking it in my sketchbook, really sweet.
i received sandra juto's lovely pocket calendar in the post over a month ago, it's hanging on my inspiration line, waiting to be tucked in my wallet on january 1st!
my dear friend rachael's calendar collaboratation with tara hogan is full of whimsy and delightful patterns. it's also beautiful to touch. rachael's printing is always so rich with deep impression in the cotton paper.
i'm really drawn to egg press' calendar this year. the organic illustrations are so soothing to me. and the simple layout is quite nice.
mareike auer's calendar is quirky and charming. her illustrations have such a great sense of humor and tenderness about them. a great one to look at on days when i'm taking myself too seriously.
a striking calendar by pikku . i saw this months ago at the stationery show and instantly fell in love. the gorgeous screen printed wood background can be used again in 2010 if you order a re-fill calendar. brilliant.
and the lovely seventy and sunny calendar. such a warm and bright concept. each month's illustrations are based on the treasured bits of nature gathered on collection walks in 2008.
whew! that's a lot of calendars. there are many to choose from this year, but i love that. i think handmade calendars are a perfect coupling of function and beauty, and what better than a beautiful purchase full of inspiration that lasts all year long!
wishing you an inspired wednesday!