It may be a little late in the month, but I’m loving the illustrated and hand-lettered calendar that I’ve been using this month. Keep reading to grab your own copy and to see how I made it!
My most overused saying has to be ‘better late than never’, as I often share things a bit later than I originally intend to on this blog, and this month is no different. I painted this illustration for my January calendar several weeks ago, and recorded myself painting it, because I thought I’d have a go at sharing the process with you. I love ‘watch me paint’ type videos myself, and don’t think I appreciated just how much work goes into creating those videos until now. To make this video, I downloaded a free video editor called Shotcut, which for the most past has been great, but after updating my computer’s operating system, it kept crashing and made what was already a lengthy process, even longer.
So here we are, a few days away from the end of January and I’m finally sharing the calendar I’ve been using all month! But as I said, better late than never, especially as I love how this one turned out. As you can’t really make the most of it this year, I’ll be sure to share it as part of a 2020 calendar next year. Let me know your thoughts on having a video of the painting process; I’m self taught, and certainly no expert, so be kind!
I say it every month but I’m going to say again - to get your own copy of this printable calendar, all you have to do is to download the PDF below by clicking on the ‘Download the PDF’ button. Once you have downloaded it, print it out onto thick paper or card. To hang it, use a hole punch to make a hole in the middle of the top of each page and use this to hang your calendar on your wall. You can then take off each month when you’re done with it. Alternatively, grab some washi tape and use it to stick one month at a time to your wall by placing tape on each corner. Simple!