December 2012 Lotus Flower Calendar Page
It’s winter already! We hardly had a fall this year. The leaves changed color later than usual this year and I’ve been seeing snow in the hills for weeks now. There is enough snow on our local mountain for it to open for skiing later this week. It all seems to be happening a bit fast this year.
With the days getting shorter, I have found myself with more time in the evenings to work of some new art projects. Here is a little preview of what I will be blogging about later this month.
Here are a hot chocolate jar and a metal tea container that I up-cycled into decorative gift containers.
These tile ornaments with dimensional glazes that I’ve been playing with. I will be post some DIY instructions and my experiences with these dimensional glazes later in December.
Wishing you a wonderful crafty December, Candy
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The calendar page from my 2012 Lotus Flower Calendar
Happy November! The colors are absolutely lovely here in Oregon. The trees are losing their leaves later than usual. There is a chill in the air, but it’s not quite cold yet and it’s a great time of the year to go on hikes. Spring and Autumn are my favorite seasons.
My November Lotus Flower brings to mind a Thanksgiving turkey just out of the oven. It is actually made out of a very thin, semi-transparent oriental paper and does not go well with cranberry sauce.
If you are interested in seeing what my 2013 Lotus Flower Calendar looks like, click here.
- This is what the October calendar page for my 2012 Lotus Flower Calendar looks like.
The above photo is the October page from my 2012 Lotus Flower Calendar. To me it says autumn is here, the trees are changing color and it’s time to decorate for Halloween. It’s time to put pumpkins on my doorstep and in my windows.
It’s still harvest time here. My tomatoes are still producing. I am making organic apple cider and it tastes wonderful. My paste papers are all made and waiting to be ironed and made into wonderful art. I have lots of new art ideas. As the days get shorter, I will be playing more at my drafting table in the evening.
My 2013 Lotus Flower Calendar is done. I didn’t think I could produce a better calendar than my 2012 Lotus Flower Calendar, but I believe I did. It is available at the Ashland Art Center and will soon be available in my Etsy shop www.paperandbooks.etsy.com.
Happy autumn, Candy
This is what my September 2012 Lotus Calendar page looks like.
It’s September already! Time certainly seems to be flying by this year. I am currently finishing up my 2013 Lotus Flower Calendar. I made lots of lotus flowers, photographed my favorites and sent them to my graphic designer for the final edits. Tomorrow I should have the proofs and hopefully the calendar will go to the printer on Tuesday. When it is finished it will be available at the Ashland Art Center and in my Etsy shop www.paperandbooks.etsy.com.
This 2012 Lotus Flower Calendar is my latest lotus flower creation. I came up with the idea of making a calendar out of my lotus flower photos. Then, with the help of my son, Christer Rowan of Rowan Design, together we made my idea become a reality.
Christer is a photoshop genius. He took my photos, dropped out the background and made them look more like the actual lotus flowers than I had been able to do. I decided which lotus flowers to use for each month. Red for February for Valentine’s Day, April showers bring May flowers, fireworks for July, sunflower for August, roasted turkey looking lotus flower for November, etc.
The project took longer than I expected, but I enjoyed doing it so very much. I decided on an elongated plastic CD type case/stand that shows off the lotus flower while also letting the viewer easily see the entire month.