Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My 2012 Calendar

Hopefully the people on my gift giving list are too busy to read my blog this holiday season because this weekend I created a calendar that will be their gift. YAY! I designed one for a gift swap we had last night at our Art (that matters) collective and in the middle of doing it figured out a way to do it faster. The one that I created for the exchange is the original art, as that was the critieria for the gift swap (which I understood). So, I am going to recreate and print the months off my color printer. I attached a few photos to show how the calendar for my artist gift recipient came out. I used an Ikea frame that is one of my favorites but I guess I could use any type frame. Maybe I will do that so that the gift is less generic..

March is my favorite.

There are more months you can view on my Flickr photostream
I had so much fun doing this and want to do a couple of other designs to mix it up some more, or perhaps change up the colors. I just feel relief that I know what I am going to do this year. I told some people they were getting homemade and I was racking my brain. I am still going to give some paintings as well. I love giving art as a gift! I also love getting art too! I received a terrific piece at the gift swap last night and will post that soon. My first gift of the season...its starting! Have a great day!

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18 comments:

Suzie said...

love this! wish my name was on your list!

rajns (carolyn) said...

What an adorable idea!

Joanne said...

very cool -- lucky receiptents :0)

Janet said...

I love this calendar idea! And the frame is so cute. I guess this means I'm making a trip to Ikea!!

We Three 3 said...

Thank you for your comment Suzie, that makes me feel terrific:) I worry about my art gifts sometimes:)
Thank you Carolyn, ditto!!
Thanks alot Joanne:)
Janet, you ought to! they are so reasonably priced too! have a great day and I really appreciate your feedback!

April Cole said...

This is beautiful, such a thoughtful gift!!
Such a great idea, thank you for sharing.
*hugs*

Gwen said...

This is such a wonderful gift...you have given me the spark of an idea:)
xx

We Three 3 said...

Hi April
Thanks for stopping by!Thank you for your compliment:)

We Three 3 said...

Hi Gwen thank you very much !

Linda R. said...

I bet they are just going to love those calendars.. They look fabulous..

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

I love January, but March may be my favorite, too. Great gift ideas!

pauline said...

Fran, these are great!! It's so kind of you to give these as gifts... i have no doubt the recipients will be smiling. I love the simplicity of just the colours, type, and simple white (adorable!) Ikea frame. Such a lovely idea...
I'm impressed. i'm a graphic designer & i don't even make my own Christmas cards, let alone something like this!! (i know, it's a damn shame - i shouldn't even be telling you this!) LOL!!
Thanks for sharing - so glad we met & i get to see all this beautiful stuff you make... xoxo

Wini said...

What a lovely Calendar! The recipients will be thrilled! Your xmas cards look really lovely too. Just also letting you know that you are a winner in my recent giveaway! Wini xo

Kathleen Conard said...

I love your calendar idea and designs - handmade gifts are the best and yours are extra special!

Lorinda said...

These are great! Your loved ones are so lucky!

tortagialla said...

handmade gifts are always the best :) I'm late in the game...need to make myself a calendar!

pamq said...

Oh, that is cool!

Makes the months look so happy!

Everyone will be very glad to get their calendar, for sure!

mybraininpictures said...

This is a great gift idea and very beautifully done! (January is my favorite...) I might have to steal this idea for next year, since I'm tired of making notecards and ornaments YET AGAIN... :)Have a wonderful Christmas!