13 January 2013

The Year Ahead ~ 2013


It's not too late to start planning your year...



...and marking your new 2013 calendar with all sorts of wonderful things to do.

January ~ February
 March ~ April

The images shown on this calendar, Sandy Footpaths & Picket Fences, are close to my heart and made during my time spent in Seaside, Florida during the spring and summer months each year.  

May ~ June
 July ~ August

I hope these photographs will inspire you to take some time and wiggle your toes in the sand this year.


September ~ October
November ~ December

And even if you do not get the chance to wiggle your toes in the sand, take some time to dream.





I am happy to present this first edition of the Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Monkey Treats 2013 Calendar...a collaboration between me and my son Matthew.


Matthew is my little boy who loves his bunny Gucci, his cavapoo Guss {who shares his birthday}, math, riding his bike, tae kwon do, and painting.

January ~ February

March ~ April

His love of the arts, encouraged by me {of course}, began when he was just a toddler.  Using scraps of white mat board as his canvases, he paints his creations.  His medium for the art works shown on the months of this calendar is watercolour.  The style is what we call modern~folk art~impressionism.

May ~ June

July ~ August

Some of these paintings were made when he was just about four years old and several more recently.  When this went to press, Matthew was eight years old.   We affectionately titled this collection of his art, Monkey Treats which was what he called his favorite Curious George fruit snacks when he was just learning to talk

September ~ October
November ~ December 

Some of you have seen his charming and whimsical paintings before, for sale as individual fine art prints in my Etsy shop ~ thank you to those of you who have purchased his work.  {All the profits from the sale of this calendar and his fine art prints go toward his college education ~ truly.}


As always, I appreciate your visit today and as you visit throughout the year.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

3 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Is that Seaside? It's one of my favorite places on Earth. :D We're spending the first week of June there this summer. YAY!

Winnie said...

What a lovely idea to make a calendar with your son's art. Love it! His turtle just made me smile.

Suzanne ~ Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Hi Ladies ~

Thanks so much for your sweet comments! Hope you have a wonderful year ahead.

Ciao,
Suzanne

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