Well hello there folks! It's been a loooong time since I last blogged. I've been super busy with my Etsy shop and learning all about brush lettering and how to use Adobe Illustrator. I'm thoroughly enjoying the process and still have so much to learn, but I have missed this space. Hopefully, I'll be back a little more regularly now I've (sort of) found my feet - I've got quite a few photos to share before the end of the year!
I set myself the goal of creating a series of inspirational quote prints using my brush lettering - the kind that I would love to have on my walls to gently uplift and encourage - and enough to make a calendar, before the end of the year. I'm happy to say I got there! I even managed to create a couple of photography calendars as well.
Inspirational Quotes Printable Calendar 2017
First up, I'll show you my Inspirational Quotes printable 2017 calendar, so you can see what I've been up to:
NB. All the inspirational quotes you see here are also available as printable downloads individually in A4 and 8"x10" format.
The beautiful floral artwork I have licensed from the very talented Lisa Glanz and arranged into unique compositions to suit the quotes. In time, I hope to be able to include more of my own illustrations and patterns, but one step at a time :)
I've designed the calendars in multiple formats so you have a choice of:
A4 (wall calendar)
A5 (desk calendar)
US letter (wall calendar) and
US letter 2 months per page (desk calendar).
They are all designed as printable downloads for you to print at home - it means you save on postage costs, AND you can print them as many times as you like - perfect stocking fillers :) I've been really happy with the results from my very standard inkjet printer, using a nice 200gsm matte photo paper. I'll give you three guesses what Christmas presents I'll be giving this year!
Although they're not bound, you can display them in lots of different ways. My favourite is simply with a clipboard or pretty bulldog clip and a bit of cardboard - you can prop them up on your desk or hang them on your wall. Or you could hole punch them and thread some twine or ribbon through. Or simply washi tape a page to your wall each month. The choice is yours!
Given that I'd invested quite a bit of time creating all the different calendar formats, I thought I'd create a couple more versions using some of my favourite photographs.
I always have a calendar on my desk as I'm constantly checking dates as I plan my life, and it's so lovely to have some cheery images or uplifting quotes staring back at me every day. And I just love that feeling of turning over a new page in the calendar for a shiny fresh new month, don't you?
Beach Huts Printable Calendar 2017
You may have noticed that I have a bit of a thing for pretty pastel beach huts. So, I just *had* to make a Beach Huts Printable Calendar 2017:
Beautiful Simplicity printable photo calendar 2017
And finally, I really wanted to make a Beautiful Simplicity version of the calendar, with my favourite soft, dreamy, light-filled seasonal images from the year. It's always so hard to choose, but I eventually whittled the selection down to these:
So there you go! I hope you like them.
To celebrate their launch, along with Small Business Saturday here in the UK, I'm offering a 20% discount code off everything in my Etsy Shop from Friday 02 Dec - Mon 05 Dec 2016. This will be the only discount I offer before the end of the year.
Use code TAKE20DEC16 at checkout.
Go, go, go >>> www.zoepower.etsy.com