Saturday, 7 January 2012

Calendar Class

Calendar - closed
Hello!  Happy New Year!  Hard to believe 2012 is upon us, isn't it.   Here is my first class this year at Heather's Stamping Haven - a 2012 desk calendar.  It will be a two-part workshop on Saturday, January 14th.  Please contact Heather at the store to register. 

In the morning, we will do the images and you will learn the essentials of Krista Schneider's popular technique for watercolouring with Tombow markers.  In the afternoon, we will make the calendar pages and assemble the calendar. 
Calendar open to January 2012

Calendar Pages

I really had fun making this calendar and I would be hard pressed to pick a favourite page.  I think I could narrow it down to three contenders: the bunny, the witch, and the poppy.  I used Sunshine Designs and Heather's Stamping Haven images as they lend themselves so well to the technique, but also because there is tremendous variety to choose from, seasonal and floral and birds...gorgeous.  This calendar also has two bonus pages for 2013, which presented some challenges to DH to understand (in his engineer's world, calendars have 12 months you see).  I said it was because years are only randomly selected points in time, roughly timed to include one trip around the sun and any old pope can make one up.  Plus, we are making this later in January, so the two extra months are to make up for that.  Also, a calendar that will go to February will allow people to purchase their 2013 calendars at deep discounts in February, thus offsetting the cost of the class.  He remained unconvinced.  I, on the other hand, thought it was great to be able to include the extra months, which is the whole reason you *make* things, not buy them, because then they get to be how *you* want them. 

Hope to see you at Heather's on January 14th!  It's going to be a great class and a lot of fun. 


  1. Your calendar is go gorgeous Karen!
    This is something I have been wanting to make. Shame I can't attend your class :(

  2. Oh my gosh! I love it, Karen. I wish I could be there...really gotta work on moving closer to Ottawa, think they can just pick up my house, and plop it on a few acres there??
    Have fun with it, it looks great. :)

  3. Wow - wish I could take this class! There is so much love tucked into all of these pages. Each one is a special gift!

  4. I DID take the class and thoroughly enjoyed it! You missed a great treat. Karen is a great teacher. Fun, very creative and patient. Then... I went home and smiled and went through my calendar again and again and... stumbled across Karen's blog FULL of inspiration. Oh to be so gifted.

  5. Thank you so much for the kind words Shelley! :-)