Monday, November 01, 2010

Nature's Splendor

This calendar is the fruit of a week-long retreat, spent on one of the most beautiful estates I've ever seen. The process of creating it with Shanna was so perfect, with long strolls interspersing our hours of writing and drawing. I feel especially excited that each of the four seasonal panels feature a snippet of words from Mary Oliver, whose poems perfectly capture the spirit of each season depicted.
As this year we decided to pay special tribute to each season, we gave each one its own page. At 7x7, the calendar is designed to be trimmed down, once a season has past, into an original 5x7 little piece of art - something to last long after 2011. What makes it really special is that each page is an original hand lettered by me- no two are exactly the same. Really sets it apart, we think.
To see more photos and description, check it out in the Hello Handmade shop here!

7 comments:

MaeMae Paperie said...

rock. star.

K said...

I was SO EXCITED to see you on Design Sponge today!!! You are famous!

Emily said...

Oh I can't wait to see it in person ~ your writing and Shanna's drawings and Mary Oliver's words! This post just fills me with bliss and lovely.

julie said...

you work is so very lovely!!!

Jolie Goodnight Musick said...

I am really really in love with that cover. It's so lush.

Tiona Fuller said...

Your calligraphy is beautiful!!

kylie said...

Just love these... have just discovered your blog and would love to ask if you do commissions? I'm interested in having you pen some script for a tattoo. xx