Thursday, February 18, 2016

Inspired by Calendar Art and Design

 {Celebrate calendar by Wendy Bentley }

I love the art and artists featured on calendars. And lately I've been going calendar crazy! I started with two early on in the year, and now with all the sales going on, I've bought four more! What am I going to do with all these calendars? Well, I get to keep the art! Art calendars are a great way to get a wide variety of art to frame at a great price. You can get a 12x12 frame for the typical square calendars and swap out the art regularly. I also love to see the art up close and see the techniques used, and get inspired by great art.

{ Curly Girl Design }
This is my second Curly Girl calendar and I want to frame many of this year's pages.

{ Kelly Rae Roberts }
There are some amazing pages from Kelly Rae this year, perfect for framing.

{ Today is Going to be a Great Day mini calendar }
The title says it all, "Words to Inspire, Art to Keep." These calendars feature great quotes by different artists. This also comes in a Page-A-Day version and large vertical format like below.
{ Today is Going to be a Great Day 2015 vertical }
I found last year's calendar, which I like better than 2016, on Ebay for a great price.

{ Simple Life calendar by Karen Good }
I'm so inspired by her brush work and texture, plus cute, creative layouts.
***Find these & more great calendars at the sites below. ***
Sign up for their newsletters to find out about great sales. ,,,..I want the Good Karma calendar by Stephanie Ryan
Lang Calendars .....I want the Lisa Kaus calendars
Page-A-Day ....I want the Zoe Ingram calendar
Day Spring the one by Amylee Weeks
All Posters ......want the Matisse calendar
Legacy Calendars .....I love the Do Good calendar by Jessica Flick
Ebay ....Find great deals on tons of calendars past and present

Featured Artists:
Kelly Rae Roberts
Curly Girl Design
Karen Good
Wendy Bentley

{ Calendar Project Idea }

{2014 Curly Girl mini calendar }
Here's a great calendar project idea to make. Instead of framing the calendar print, you can mount it on a plaque with decoupage or gel medium. Add wire or a ribbon to the top or back and you have some super cute wall art. For this one I cut a piece of MDF, painted it yellow with a black distressed border. Then I used Super Tacky Glue to adhere the aqua ribbon to the back.

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