*** Thanks all for your interest in these calendars! Creating them is a long, personal, deep, heartfelt, transformative process and sharing them with you is a joy and an absolute honor. I was delighted to sell so many of them at Queer Magic Makers this weekend that they are temporarily out of stock while I take inventory and fulfill a backlog of orders. Thank you so much for your support and I will update if I have any left over!***
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Hello Friends, friends-of-friends, and future friends across the globe!
Whenever the number three surfaces in my life I instinctively mutter that three is the magic number. Working on this year’s calendar has been no exception. Far and away it’s been the most work so far - I’ve become much more discerning and detailed in my process - but it has also been the least stressful. The work has felt pretty magical most of the way through. Even moments of frustration and procrastination have brought about necessary insights. I’m constantly bewildered by how lucky I’ve been to be able to create time for this project, to be supported in it, and to track my growth with it both personally and professionally, season by season by season.
I can’t believe some of us have been through this together three times! Flipping through the first two years of this project and now the third, I’m humbled by and deeply grateful to the many hands and hearts behind this work, the many mentors and loved ones and acquaintances and strangers who have seen me through its ongoing cycles.
This year’s calendar picks up in the same spirit as the first two, always with new energy, growth, and change. Like last year I've been deliberate in making sure this work challenges me in new ways -both visually and in the creation process. Some of these images have been tumbling around in me since I shipped off last year’s, others have emerged in more recent months. It’s been a hard year and also a beautiful one - not just for me, but for many of you who reached out to me this year - and this calendar reflects that. So much more to learn, always.
I simply cannot express how much it means to me to share this with you, and how touched I am by your support. I'm so eager to get these finished and printed and sent and yet am also savoring each moment along the way. Infinite thanks to the many of you who have been a part of my life these past three years - from teaching me photoshop to writing me with your personal stories - it means so, so much.
Please note that the previews below do not represent the order in which images will appear, and that exact colors may vary. I'm still finishing and tweaking this year's calendar throughout the month of September and will post updates and previews as I finish them.
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Love & Magic,