Monday, October 12, 2009

my calendar girls

More good news! October is feeling so full. I'm very happy to announce that one of my photos will be included in the 2010 Whip Up Calendar. I can't thank Kathreen and the wonderful panel of judges enough. What incredible company I'm in. Every month features work from artists I admire greatly. But there is more. I have had the 2009 calendar above my computer in my studio all year long. I didn't have time or nice lighting to take a proper shot, but this photo (taken for another purpose) has it peeking out in the left hand corner.

I purchased it for the obvious inspiration it would give me each month. By golly, I believe it worked! Imagine how it must feel looking up at it (it's above me as I type each post), right now! So, I say it again... with no fear of sounding like a broken record, because the message is too important: "BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS".

Now here's the absolute best part. Do you remember the story behind that photo of my lovely visiting nieces, the new Whip Up August girls? Distance and lack of funds have meant that I haven't seen them since that magical summer. I miss them in an excruciating way... being able to share this news with my little sister was jump up and down exciting. And then I got to tell her what month they are featured on, just when she thought it couldn't get better! For my sister's entire birthday month, she gets to look at her lovely daughters/fairies. Serendipity at its finest.

I can tell you from my own experience, these calendars are beautiful and perfect for any home/studio needing a little boost of artistic energy and spirit. Get all of the calendar details right here:
2010 Whip Up Calendar

edit: directly after I pushed publish, I had an e-mail confirmation that my copies of the calendars had just shipped from Lulu... serendipity strikes again! (note to my family members: yes, I bought you one too!) Pin It

18 comments:

  1. This image is very special to me...it's how I found you! xx

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  2. I remember that photo of the girls in the meadow! It is beautiful! Congratulations on getting it in the calendar! Well deserved! :)

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  3. Oh Maya...Congrats a thousand times over! And this is a great project and photo they picked!
    Love it!
    I am so happy that this month has loved you so well...
    hugs!
    xoxox

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  4. I thought that was yours! Such a beautiful photo, and it looks like it's going to be an incredible calendar this year. I need to order a copy!

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  5. That is truly an ethereal image, I think I've just found next years calendar.

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  6. great photo and great knews.I'm happy for you!
    Believe in your dreams, thanks a lot for reminding me those words!!
    Lucia

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  7. I wander if i can link your apple cake in my blog, because i did it yesterday, but changing some ingredients as my eldest daughter cannot eat wheat flowr. Luckily i double it, as you suggested, because it was really great!!
    Thanks,Lucia

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  8. Hooray hooray! It's such a fabulous capture, I'm sure you'll continue to inspire many with it. Congrats!

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  9. Congratulations, I LOVE the photo of your nieces, it is magic.

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  10. Hi Maya, I always feel so calm and content after visitng your blog! The meadow photo is a real delight, especially as I sit here watching our first snow of the year accumulate-on Oct 13!! You brought springtime back to me. Very best, Peg

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  11. Aw, Maya, this is an awesome recognition! This is my all-time favorite photo shoot of your many glorious ones, and how great that your nieces and sister and whole family can enjoy it in this fashion

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  12. How great!! Congratulations for all these fantastic news.
    I remember this picture being one of my favorites... so dreamy.

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  13. Congratulations! I love hearing about your success. The picture is beautiful. How wonderful that it is of your nieces, too. I love your happy corner of the blog world, Maya.

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  14. Eralamaga-please feel free to link to the cake. I'm so happy to hear it comes out nicely as a wheat-free cake, too!

    Thanks everyone for your lovely thoughts!

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  15. That is so fantastic! By the way, my children helped me make the apple cake today and they gave it rave reviews! We cut it in half and are going to take one big piece to a family that welcomed a brand new baby boy into their home 2 weeks ago! But we're going to have to make another one for us!

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  16. Maya....this is so very exciting!! I will never forget the magic of the day the photos were taken...your discriminate eye watching for the "perfect light"..I knew they would be beautiful...but not this beautiful!! I am so happy for you and cant wait to hang up our very own calendar. The girls are so excited!! xox

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