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2023 Super Mom – No Cape Watercolor Calendar

2023 Super Mom – No Cape Watercolor Calendar

It may seem a little late to be posting about a calendar for 2023 since we’re already almost 3 months into 2023.  But getting this together for you took me longer than I expected.

I started to work on the watercolors for each month in August of 2022.As mentioned in the post called Pattern Sale with a Purpose, I suffered a stroke on the first of January of 2022.The stroke left me paralyzed on my left side.  I was unable to walk or use my left hand and arm. It also affected my left peripheral vision, meaning I can see except for anything to the left unless I move my eyes or in some cases turn my head to the left.Stroke recovery can be a slow process of daily intense rehabilitation and I spent the next several months slowly recovering.  By the time I left the hospital in April, I was able to walk short distances with the aid of a hemi walker.  I’m now able to walk for a bit longer distances with the aid of a quad cane. Still need a wheel chair for shopping and longer distances.But as much as I wanted to get back to sewing and embroidery not having the use of my left hand and arm plus the vision loss made that impossible.But I’ve been making things for as long as I can remember and as the months passed, I found that I really missed that creative outlet.One of my  physical therapy assistants suggested that I start drawing again.  So I did.  About the same time I discovered a you tube watercolor artist called Diane Antone. She inspired me to start to paint again.As well, the last gift my daughter Miriam gave me before she passed away were some professional watercolor art supplies which had sat untouched since I opened them. Somehow, I just couldn’t bring myself to use them after her death.  But then one day I realized that wasn’t honoring her gifts to me.So gradually I began painting. Then in August 2022, I got the idea of creating a calendar.  The 12 paintings pictured below are the result.With hubby’s help we got them all scanned. And then our son used his design talents to turn them into a digital calendar that can be downloaded and printed off in the same way my patterns can be printed.You’ll need to set your printer to print on both sides of the paper. Cardstock, the kind you can get at any craft store like Michael’s works best.As I mentioned in the video, we took the printed out calendar pages to a local print shop to have it spiral-bound.Small holes were punched to make it easy to hang up.

Photo of Super Mom - No Cape! with hole punchIf you decide to purchase a copy of this first ever Super Mom – No Cape! digital watercolor calendar, at check out please use the code WATERCOLORCALENDAR-2023 to receive a 15% discount.


Photo of January's Calendar Page - Watercolor painting of 2 cats sleeping in arm chair and dog sleeping beside chair.


Photo of February's Calendar Page - Watercolor painting of a cute mouse under a table giving her sweetheart a piece of cheese.


Photo of March's Calendar Page - Watercolor painting of three cute spring lambs with sheep in the background.


Photo of April's Calendar Page - Watercolor painting of of momma and poppa bunny with five little baby bunnies beside daffodils.


Photo of May's Calendar Page - Watercolor painting of whimsical woodland creatures dancing around a Maypole.


Photo of June's Calendar Page - Watercolor painting of a bike beside a tree with picnic quilt spread on the ground.


Photo of July's Calendar Page - Cute chipmunk with flower pots and banner painted in watercolor.


Photo of August's Calendar Page - Watercolor painting of lady in straw hat in her garden beside tomato plant.


Photo of September's Calendar Page - Watercolor painting of a scarecrow in a cornfield with crows.


Photo of October's Calendar Page - Watercolor painting of a pumpkin, mushrooms and a sunflower with autumn leaves.


Photo of November's Calendar Page - Watercolor painting of Thanksgiving dinner on a table with pets on the floor having their dinner.


Photo of December's Calendar Page - Watercolor painting of cardinals on a mailbox with letters inside.


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Image of two 2023 Super Mom - No Cape calendars. One open to April showing a painting of bunnies and daffodils with descriptive text under the photo.


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  • Sue
    March 31, 2023 1:24 am

    It was great to hear from you !
    I think it is amazing that you are continuing to keep yourself busy during your recovery. You have inspired me to give water color a try. Best wishes to you and God bless!

  • Sue
    March 29, 2023 3:01 pm

    Sue, so glad to see that you are making great progress. Love the calendar and am going to purchase it. Keep up the good work!

  • Addie
    March 29, 2023 1:45 pm

    Sue!!! You look wonderful!!! You also have a real talent for watercolor.
    About 10 years ago, my brother-in-law had a severe stroke. He was home alone for about 9-10 hours. They told him he would be wheelchair bound for life and never get his left hand and arm back. He was 53 yrs.old at the time. With LOTS of PT and determination he did it!!!! He walks without a wheelchair, a walker and a cane!!! He has good use of his left hand also. So don’t give up keep going forward and push yourself in PT!!!! He just walks a bit slower…but he walks!!!!
    Keep up with your watercolors also….it always help to have a passion to look forward too!!! AND PRAYER is the BEST!!!!

    • Addie
      March 29, 2023 1:53 pm

      Oh!!!! I forgot to add….would you happen to have a pattern for making crochet “cross” bookmarkers?
      I noticed you have the angels crochet ornaments …..but I have been looking for a cross bookmark.
      would love to buy from you!!!!

  • Rosemary Foley
    March 29, 2023 1:34 pm

    Aloha !! it is so nice to see you and hear you are coming along .. I like the calendar and will purchase it … Thanks for thinking of us while recovering … I’m sending much love and hope you have a wonderful day .. xoxo

  • Linda
    March 29, 2023 11:58 am

    Good to see you fighting back the best way you know how!

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