As January is racing past it reminds me that “calendar year 2017” is looming! This means it is time to think about the kind of art I will create for these calendars.

This year’s calendars mostly used the watercolour flowers I created last summer for the 100 Days of Art Project that was displayed on Instagram. I picked my favourite pieces from amongst my 100 paintings, and created two calendars using a selection of those images. It wasn’t long before I got a request for a smaller, desktop calendar, hence the little one on an easel. I foolishly thought that three calendars was a good number to create for one year, but as we went to craft fairs and the adult colouring book mania was in full force, it became clear that a mandala colouring calendar was needed. (If interested, all four calendars are available in our Etsy shop.)

Desk calendar 2016  Horizontal calendar 2016  Vertical calendar 2016  Mandala calendar 2016

So my dilemma now is what kind of art to create for my 2017 calendars? I recently took a screen printing class and used some of the same flower art to create screen prints, using water soluble crayons to create colors in the prints. Since I used these images last year, I feel I should create something new for 2017.

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I have recently been learning to create Zentangles, but am not sure they are yet varied or interesting enough to use. Time to leave this idea here and see which direction I choose to go in next…