I’ve found another painless way to inject art into our day. This beautiful Page a Day Art Gallery Calendar has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of months, just waiting for the new year. And now we can finally use it!
I had read that these calendars sell out every year, and so I bought it plenty early to assure our own set. Sure enough, when I just checked Amazon to share the link with you, the 2010 calendar is already unavailable. (But they’re taking pre-orders for 2011! Talk about faith filled living. I can’t imagine buying next year’s calendar today.)
It’s an eclectic mix of artists — some we’ve studied:
So the calendar is a great way to find new artists to learn about and review art that we should already recognize.
I look forward to recycling the calendar pages for Sprite’s art notebook once we’re past the half year mark. Each sheet is used twice in the year — first the front and then the back.
Just a reminder, this is the time of year (or soon to be) when calendars go on sale. So if you need artist study material, keep your eyes peeled for bargains. A half price wall calendar has super large prints for a fraction of what a coffee table book would cost. And you won’t feel guilty for tearing it apart for an art notebook.