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.
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