Can you believe 2010 is almost over? I swear one moment it was June and I was planting tomatoes in Seattle and the next thing I knew it was December and I was planning a new garden in Portland. To help each of you ring in the New Year in style, I am excited to offer a little gift from me to you: a desktop wallpaper with a calendar for each of the upcoming months.
I hatched this idea last summer and I asked the lovely and talented Anne of Anne Bryant Creative to illustrate the calendar. Anne, who happens to be a gardener, graphic designer and lovely-things-maker, happily agreed. We settled upon the theme of modern homesteading and then she set to work creating 12 bright, cheerful, and entirely fun illustrations for the calendars. I couldn’t be more thrilled with how they turned out. As you can see, January features birds and you can expect to see bees, chickens, and gardens in the months ahead!
I’ve posted links to download the January calendar below and I will be putting up each subsequent calendar on the 25th of each month. Anne kindly created three different files sizes, so all you need to do is choose the size that best fits your monitor and then click on the link below—the file will automatically download to your computer and then you can set it up as your background image:
Anne also turned the images from the calendars into a set of 12 notecards with matching stickers. The cards are so cute and they come in an adorable drawstring cotton bag. You can find them at Anne’s Etsy shop.
I hope the calendars inspire each of you to create your own happy little homestead, whether it is in the city or the country. Best wishes for a merry New Year!