It seems strange to be sitting here in my studio in June, thinking about next year's calendar. But that is exactly what I am doing.
It has been lovely these past few weeks , the sun has been shining and all the flowers are blooming in their turn. My laburnum tree , planted 2 years ago now is looking glorious.
I could claim this garden as mine, but sadly no, it is a National Trust Garden at Castle Drogo
And the views across the valley to Drewsteingnton
But I was talking about next years calendar, I am just adding it to my website now as I have a number to sell, to make it a worthwhile undertaking.
If like my mum, you like to keep your calendars secret until you open them....look away now.
Other wise, let me share my decisions with you.
I had to decide on an impactful front cover
Then on a format , due to popular suggestions I have added more room to write on each month, but kept the pictures large , as that is the main point of the calendar.
The printing process is an expensive one so I am not yet at a point where I can do several calendars , so this has to please the most people it can in one go. I don't believe you can please all the people all of the time.
I try to pick paintings to reflect each month. and I have included many of my favourite subjects.
I have some offers on my website, so if you buy 2 calendars it is cheaper and there is a deal of a calendar and a book bought together.
I have kept the price the same as last year , I do try to keep things as affordable as possible
So here it is, my 2024 calendar, hot off the press, I hope you like it x