Coping Calendar 2020 (ships in November)

2020 Cover Art.jpg
December Image 2.jpg
[against a purple solid backdrop, a circle of cloudy pastels in watercolor. On the upper left edge of the circle is a yellow moon with handwritten text that reads "dreaming is party of the work"]
[a california spotted owl perched on a galaxy branch in front of a circular twilight sky with the word 'listen']
[a snowy plover chick in front of a white circle and grey crescent with handwritten text that reads "in process"]
[a philodendron plant growing in every direction, framed by a white circle. handwritten text that reads "not always linear."]
[a circular framing of a dark moonless night, with pastel clouds and dark waters. At the top of the circle, a black sphere with white text reading "embrace the unknown"]
A monarch perched on a sprig of showy milkweed and a California wild rose. Toward the bottom of a light blue circle, handwritten text reads "honor the hard feelings"]
a palos blue butterfly (fluffy) framed by a white circle in front of a silvery full moon.]
[a pink full moon, framed by a white circle. At the bottom, two sprigs of blue wildflowers and handwritten text reading "magic"]
[white yarrow delicately framed by three circles -- one white outline, one translucent white, and one twilight sky]
2020 Cover Art.jpg
December Image 2.jpg
[against a purple solid backdrop, a circle of cloudy pastels in watercolor. On the upper left edge of the circle is a yellow moon with handwritten text that reads "dreaming is party of the work"]
[a california spotted owl perched on a galaxy branch in front of a circular twilight sky with the word 'listen']
[a snowy plover chick in front of a white circle and grey crescent with handwritten text that reads "in process"]
[a philodendron plant growing in every direction, framed by a white circle. handwritten text that reads "not always linear."]
[a circular framing of a dark moonless night, with pastel clouds and dark waters. At the top of the circle, a black sphere with white text reading "embrace the unknown"]
A monarch perched on a sprig of showy milkweed and a California wild rose. Toward the bottom of a light blue circle, handwritten text reads "honor the hard feelings"]
a palos blue butterfly (fluffy) framed by a white circle in front of a silvery full moon.]
[a pink full moon, framed by a white circle. At the bottom, two sprigs of blue wildflowers and handwritten text reading "magic"]
[white yarrow delicately framed by three circles -- one white outline, one translucent white, and one twilight sky]

Coping Calendar 2020 (ships in November)

from 16.00

THE COPING CALENDAR 2020

~ About The Coping Calendar ~

So far I’ve been asking myself questions like: why do I make art when it feels like the world is ending? how do I resist burnout and also stretch into the work of imagining and building more loving futures? where does my softness fit?

The FIFTH of its kind, The Coping Calendar 2020 strings together 12 illustrated images of resilience and care - 12 pieces of my love and introspection - to accompany and support you throughout your year. Many of these images feature twilight — that liminal, transitional time — circles, flowers, and endangered animals from my home state of California. These are created as tender notes to my loved ones and to myself (and now, to you!) calling forward and celebrating our own gentleness, toughness, strength and softness as we move through difficult, uncertain times.

Specs

  • 28 page saddle-stitched

  • full color

  • annual 2020 calendar with lunar cycles but no holidays

  • 8x10"

Sliding Scale

When possible, I love offering my work on a sliding scale in order to increase access to my art and products, and it gives me particular joy to do so with *The Coping Calendar,* as it was my first big project as an illustrator and it nourishes me to know how meaningful people it is to friends and strangers across the globe. 

I hope that you'll find patience with me as I imperfectly navigate the challenges of being an artist amidst capitalism; my intention is to find ways of pricing my work that feel fair and inclusive while also, increasingly, being able to sustain myself so that I can put more love and attention toward my work. During the preorder period, the sliding scale was $10-35. I'm so delighted to be able to offer these at such a wide range! Because my inventory is limited after the preorder period, the lowest price point goes up to $16, which makes it more sustainable for me to cover the significant costs I have as a small business owner.  If you’d like to be notified about the preorder period and other special things, feel free to sign up for my mailing list (I only send stuff four times a year). Thank you so much for supporting my work and making it possible for me to continue creating and sharing! <3 

Shipping

This year I printed 1,300 calendars with Community Printers — a worker-owned unionized print shop here in Santa Cruz. As you can imagine, with such a high volume and doing all the packaging and shipping myself out of my living room, it takes time! I begin my shipping process almost immediately after getting the calendars back from the printers in early October and I aim to be caught up on order fulfillment by late November. If you have requests or concerns about getting your package by a certain date, please don’t hesitate to reach out! Thank you for your patience and support.

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