Here are the pictures I'll be looking at this month:
This is an Aaron Douglas sketch for a mural design, circa 1940. Douglas (1899-1979) was the American artist perhaps most closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance. This calendar hangs on the wall near my PC, just above my printer.
This one hangs in my sewing room, directly above my sewing machine. The picture title simply says "Ribbons"; it's by Shades Calendars, and it informs me that Harry Belafonte was born on this day (March 1) in 1927. Happy 84th, Harry!
This one - you guessed it! - is in my kitchen. It's a Lang calendar, and the picture is credited to Susan Winget. The writing in the background says Thankfulness of Heart.
This one's in the bathroom ... don't ask! The inscription says "Dear Coffee, I love you." And below her, alongside the makeup, it says "We all have our little secrets." Ain't that the truth. The pictures in this one are by Karen Good; I like her work..
The one at my office, which I didn't think to get a shot of, is by Annie Lee. I try to get one of hers every year, in fact I have a set of four 17-oz coffee mugs with her drawings on them. You have to be serious about your coffee to drink it from those mugs... and you have to be a government worker to get a refill!
A couple days ago, Sue at Snippets of My Life left this comment: Your retirement meter says 98 days and counting down! Wow! I look forward viewing your blog after retirement when you can reclaim those 10 hours for your own creative endeavors. (Go visit Sue! Give her some blog-gy encouragement! Her blog is a month old and she has twins!)
When I look at that retirement meter I can't believe how fast the time is going. I keep saying I'll have more time to quilt... my friend Renea, who retired December 31, keeps telling me I just think I will! Her days seem to melt away and she doesn't know where the time goes. But she's not the only one who tells me I'll be busier than ever - my sister Ruby used to say she was so busy she didn't know how she ever had time to work before retirement.
So what do you look for in a calendar? Do you lean towards pictures of quilts, or flowers, or kittens, or movie stars, or motor cycles, or ...?