Thursday, December 04, 2008

My Labor of Love: DELIVERED

I am happy to announce that I'm finally done with the calendar! And I am beyond thrilled with the way it turned out. I learned SO much about how to make the best impression on the paper and what style of carving works best.

I spent lots of late nights with what Jason calls " The Industry--Ump-Shhhhh--Ump--Shhhh" meaning the press. Not to mention the fury of hand-carving 12 months! I finished the last 2 late last night, and am so excited that I couldn't sleep!

I really wanted to make this calendar--against all logic and everything, it just kept calling to me. It was a pull that was very strong. I can't really explain it, except with an insanity plea.

I'm posting it on Etsy today, with the caveat that they won't ship until next Friday. I hope everyone can be cool with that. I promised Priority shipping, so it will still get through by Christmas. It's going for $29 on Etsy, but if you read this blog and want one, I'll give you a special rate of $20! You've all been so supportive and kind, consider it my holiday gift to you! If you want to participate, just send me an e-mail and I can set up a special sale for you on Etsy.

So here you go with the photos, etc.

I have to say, probably my favorite month is October. I asked Jason to draw me something spooky, and he really delivered. I carved it up, and it just printed fantastically! I think we need to do more collaboration! It's brilliant, but maybe I'm biased.

I'm off to work!


Posted by Beth Howard @ 7:31 AM

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It turned out awesome!! I love the colors and pictures you picked.

Posted by Blogger Katie R @ 10:42 AM #

I just have to say I LOVE the name of your blog!! That's what drew me over here, cool blog love the tute on painting your own fabric.

Posted by Blogger woodlandthyme @ 10:51 AM #

manomanomanoman, I MUST have one.

Emailing now!

Posted by Anonymous Spiraling @ 5:26 PM #

Amazing, I love it!

Posted by Blogger nch @ 10:51 PM #

Again, I just adore you!
Congratulations on finishing in time.

TJ's is screaming my name, but I dare not venture to Green Hills during the pre-holiday shopping season.

Posted by Blogger Shona~ LALA dex press @ 9:57 AM #

I knew immediately when I saw October that Jason must have drawn it - how funny! My favorites are May and December. Me thinks me must have one of these calendars - I need a little Beth Howard in my office!

Posted by Blogger freshie (and zero) @ 12:25 AM #
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