Saturday, 9 November 2013

The Hermitage 2014 Calendar


A SMILING PAGAN SUN rises on the cover of my brand new Hermitage 2014 Calendar, welcoming in twelve months of art - wonderful and strange and turning with the seasons. 


I am exceedingly proud to present to you this new creation, hot off the press!
A beautifully put together 7 inch square wall calendar printed on 100% recycled 170gsm paper by a worker's cooperative, sporting fabulous rustic riso-printed 280gsm 100% recycled brown kraft card covers featuring a newly designed woodcut-style sun and moon motif on front and back.


Inside there are twelve of my oil paintings, watercolours and clocks, chosen season-appropriately for each month. 


Each month-grid harbours close-ups from each painting.


The Solstices, Equinoxes, and Quarter Festivals as well as full and new moons are all marked for UK and USA. But best of all, the full moons are named according to the Old English tradition ~ Wolf Moon, Egg Moon, Hunter's Moon, Harvest Moon, Oak Moon etc...

 

This calendar has been thoughtfully and lovingly put together, and I have Tom Hirons to thank for the really beautiful design and layout, for which he has a far better head than I. The printing was done by the excellent Footprint Workers Coop in Leeds.


I am sure you'll agree that this is an unique and beautiful thing, which you'll want to give to all your loved ones this winter! 


The calendar will come with a small hole for hanging (not shown here as the photos were taken before hole-drilling). There is a limited supply of these calendars, so snaffle one while you can! I will also have some available on my stall at winter fairs this November, of which news soon.


I have thoroughly enjoyed creating this little almanac of art, and as we wait for November's blood moon, I hope that it will be the first in a long line of books and printed collections to come!


15 comments:

jude said...

beautiful, love the small format

Maggie said...

Beautiful! What a lovely way to tick off the days of the year.

Charlotte said...

I love calendars and this is beautiful. Portioning up and parcelling out time is like wrapping presents. It should be done with love and care, each parcel containing something special.

Lynn said...

I just love it, Rima! Gorgeous.

Jess said...

Absolutely stunning!
Jess x

Ms. said...

No one makes images like you do...and the reproductions here are really fine. Times like these, I wish I had some extra cash to buy several for friends (Alas, it's been a tight fisted year)...I'm putting thid up on Face book immediately to share. Love to you dear Rima.

Lunar Hine said...

Very excited this has come to be - really beautiful. You're such an inspiration. xx

PilgrimsOfEarth said...

hi,
how can we order this?
thanks

Rima Staines said...

Thank you all! So glad you love this :) I'm rather chuffed!

Pilgrims of the Earth - you can click on either of the links in the post which direct you to the calendar listed for sale in the shop.
or HERE :)

PilgrimsOfEarth said...

Thank you!
:)
I'm glad to know you've got a shop in ETSY.
:)

A mermaid in the attic said...

Sigh...they'd sold out before I even saw your post! They look gorgeous Rima!

Rima Staines said...

Yes, they've all SOLD OUT folks! Amazing! Thanks so much :)
I am going to make another order from the printers, so make sure you keep an eye out here if you still want one! -> The Hermitage of Rima Staines facebook page

Thilda said...

Your artworks are very beautiful! I am very glad that I can order them from etsy now! Is the calendar sold out? I would like to buy it too... I just ordered 3 cards :)

Sean Mallon said...

They say that art imitates lives in the most amazing of ways. Your art is one of the brightest things in my day and, not withstanding, you are the best artist. The myths and Legends abound from your brush and the little folk dance around you from out of the forests. God bless you always.

Samantha Evans said...

Amazing artwork. I want some copies, but too bad it’s sold out already. I’ll just send other designs to calendar printing Los Angeles for our calendar in 2015. I wish I have talent like yours, Rima.