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2014 Calendars by Etsy Artists

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

I’m continuing the monthly series focused on Etsy artists today, but instead of prints or paintings like in the past, this month the spotlight is on calendars, just in time for 2014! I too ordered a small desk calendar from one of the many illustrators (link at the very bottom).

Many of these are available pre-printed to be shipped but several are also available as a printable PDF which makes a great last minute gift idea for friends, teachers, or co-workers! Here’s this month’s roundup of highlighted artists and their creative calendars, perhaps you’ll spy one you love.

 

printable mini calendar

whimsical printable calendar, the ink nest

 

portugese tile calendar

portuguese tile motif calendar, peanut oak print

 

beer and food calendar

beer & food calendar, red cruiser

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Architecture, A Love Affair

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

We’re sightseeing today in a mystery city, and I’m so excited to be exploring the architecture here.  Summer is the height of travel season, and in years past we would forego a faraway vacation - not this year!  One of my good blog friends toured Spain recently and his pictures of Barcelona took me back to our travels there many years ago.  No doubt since we’re all watching the Summer Olympics, you’re admiring the modern structures built for the event in London.

I’ve had a long time love affair with grand architecture.  We used to travel abroad a lot before the babies were born, once I even I climbed all the stairs to the top of the cupola above St. Peters in Rome (while six months pregnant!) and the stairs to the Eiffel Tower too.  Earlier this week, we took the kids to another famous monument and they loved it!  They’ve got their father’s climbing syndrome, he’s always looking up and asking “How fast can we get to the top?”  :)

We try to grab a souvenir of monuments, some are small, others are art prints still in tubes waiting to be framed someday.  We’ve seen some iconic structures over the last 15+ years, my favorites include La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Il Duomo in Florence, and the Coliseum in Rome.

iconic structures

Photo series via Third Floor Design on Etsy

 

The two l want to see in my lifetime are the Parthenon in Athens and the Taj Mahal.

taj mahal watercolor

watercolor by Bohemian Habitats

 

Today I thought I’d feature a few architectural watercolor prints and city views found on Etsy – be sure to check out the shop portfolios, they have a lot more to see!

flatiron nyc watercolor

Flatiron, NYC by Ilker Cocahan

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