One of the random things I love about the New Year is having new calendars. I am still old school and carry around a calendar planner in my purse (along with an electronic copy on my phone / computer). I also have a pretty calendar displayed on my desk. For the past 2 years, my “pretty desk” calendar has been created and illustrated by the childhood best friend of my sister, Carrie Pinkstaff .
Carrie groups the months by seasons and has pretty, whimsical and fun pictures to go along. Last year, the seasons had a floral theme.
And this year, she has homes typical of Portland, Oregon, where she lives. I love the vibe of the neighborhoods she shows — very true to the Pacific Northwest.
Not only do they brighten your desk, but they also make a great present. Actually, my little sister gifted me the calendar last year and now I am hooked. I also love supporting local (to the PNW) artists and up and coming artists and illustrators.