Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Calendars 2021 are ready!

I have finished my calendars, sent them off to the printers and got them back, so I know they're good to go! I always get my calendars printed at Lulu, that's a print-on-demand-shop with printers all over the world. 

Now at the start of this year, Lulu made some big changes to its website, and the calendars got a make-over. Well, actually, they still look the same as previous years, but there are a few minor changes, that people who have been buying my calendars might notice:

- the cover is now really glossy paper

- the weeks start with Sundays now, not with Mondays

- there is no (automatic) message from me anymore to thank you for your purchase, which I think is a pity. Since it's a POD-shop I have no idea who buys my calendars or when, I just get an overview each month of how many calendars have been sold. So I want all of you who buy my calendars to know I'm really grateful, to thank you for your purchase and to wish it'll bring you as much pleasure as it was for me to create it

- there's no preview button anymore, which is really annoying. I hope they'll change that.

- and lastly: I put up one price, in Euro, and it automatically puts the amount in USD, GBP, AUD and CAD at the exchange rate of that moment. So it's possible the prices differ from day to day (except for the euro) When you open the link it automatically puts it in USD but you can easily change it when you scroll all the way down and there you can choose which currency you see. 

I have decided to make three calendars: the map calendar, the intuitive art calendar with English quotes, and the intuitive art calendar without quotes. Because there is no preview anymore, I'm sharing all images of the calendars here.

I'll start with the map calendar:

cover: click on it and it'll bring you straight to the shop

The next one is the intuitive painting calendar WITH quotes:

cover: click on it and it'll bring you straight to the shop

And this next one is the intuitive painting calendar WITHOUT quotes. It's exactly the same images, just no quotes:

click on the picture to go straight to the shop

At this moment Lulu has a 10% discount on all printed products. Use code READ10 at checkout. Ends November 13th.

As I think I said before, the original paintings for the intuitive art calendar will be for sale, at a discounted price until the first of December. I will share this in a next post.

Well, that's it for now. If you have any questions or remarks, please let me know in the comments below or just email me at: info at denthe dot com. Thanks!

Finishing with a blend of funnies and thinkies ;-)

(can't help it :-D)

just discovered this artist (haroldsplanet.com) - LOVE it!

Take care, stay safe, hugs ♥♥♥

Thursday, 15 October 2020

It's that time of year again ....

Yes, time for my calendars! They're still not ready, despite my best intentions. But in the end they did take up much more time than I thought. Since it's so long ago that I posted anything on this blog, I just wanted to give you an update on what's happening.

I decided to make 2 calendars this year: one with intuitive paintings and one with mapart. I had also planned on making one with various techniques, but alas, it was too hard to get it all ready in time. I'm still finishing up the last paintings for these calendars. 

I've been posting the process-pics and end results on Instagram and on my Facebookpage, so check it out if you want to see all of them (well, the ones I've finished for now). I will be posting all of them on this blog once they're finished.

I also decided to sell the paintings I made for the intuitive painting calendar. They're done on A4-sized watercolor paper. I'll wait until they're all finished. Not sure yet how or where I'll be selling them, have to look into the different possibilities. I'll keep you posted so keep an eye out for that in case you're interested.

Now I have another question for you. Every year I use Photoshop to add quotes to the paintings I use for my calendars (except of course for the map calendar, since I've written them on there and they're an integral part of the painting). I was wondering whether I should do that this year or whether I should just leave them as they are and not put any quotes on there. Like the ones I'm showing here.

The following is an example of a page from a previous year's calendar where I inserted a quote in Photoshop. Just to give you an idea:

What do you think? Do it or leave it? I would really like to know! 

That's about all for now. Just a quick update :-) As I said, I'm finishing up the last paintings so once they're all done I can make the calendars, they can go to the printers for a testprint and then they'll be available for purchase. Should be by the beginning of November.

Meanwhile, I hope all is really well with you guys. The world is still in turmoil with this whole corona-crisis and it looks like it won't end soon. Quite the contrary, in Europe we're experiencing a dreadful second wave of the virus. 

I'll be linking this to Paint Party Friday. Because humor is so very important to deal with things we can't control, here are some funnies, with some thinkies thrown in the mix. Enjoy!

Take care, stay safe, talk to you soon! ♥ ♥ ♥