Thursday, December 04, 2008
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!