I love dogs. The plight of abandoned pups and dogs that need extra rehabilitation is something that is very near to my heart. I guess that’s why I love this calendar so much.
Available from Ask Alice, the Tough Love Charity Calendar features artwork by Agata Dudek, Angelique Houtkamp, Anna Martinez Harris, Cat Rabbit, Dieter VDO, Gemma Correll, Liam Barrett, Liam Sparkes, Matte Stephens, Rik Lee and Rona Green. The best part is 100% of the proceeds go to the Dog Rehabilitation Program which is run by RSPCA NSW. The aim of the program is to bring together shelter dogs considered unsuitable for re-homing with inmates of one of Australia’s largest prisons.
“The inmates participating in the program provide behavioural rehabilitation for the dogs so the dogs can be adopted out to caring families. Asides from rehabilitating dogs in need, the program also provides inmates with training which results in employment opportunities upon their release. Above all, the program offers dogs, inmates and officers the opportunity to work together in a positive environment for the greater good of the dogs.” – Ask Alice.
Support the pups! Buy a calendar.
This little mini calendar by Cat Seto is pretty sweet. It’s tiny enough to fit into a tin but big enough that you can write notes or reminders. And it is illustrated with camping and skating scenes. Adorbs!
We’re sliding into my favourite time – Christmas and New Year! To kick off the season I thought I’d start sharing a few links to my favourite calendars for next year. Today is fun and funky!
#1 – 2013 Cute Animal Calendar by Loopz Art.
#2 – 2013 Trailer Camper Airstream Caravan Calendar by Organic Pink Lady.
#3 – 2013 Wall Calendar by Hillary Bird.
#4 – 2013 Miniature Tuxedo Cats Calendar by Cathy Peng.
#5 – 2013 Illustrated 12 Month Calendar by Steph Says Hello.
Yes, August may seem a little early for thinking about anything to do with 2013 but when it comes to Frankie diaries and calendars you can never get in too early.
“The diary this year has a beautiful dusty red jacket with weekly designs by Amy Borrell – it also has some extra goodies, like list pages, stickers, and a little pocket for you to pop your important stuff in. The calendar’s front cover has a bit of a tropicana feel and features artists and designers like Donna Wilson, Lucy Ling, The Black Apple and Ana Albero in its pages.”
Pre-order yours now. Seriously. Right now.
Want to win a brand new Frankie diary for 2012? Of course you do! I know we’re already a week into the new year but it doesn’t matter if you start using this gorgeous diary a little late. For a chance to win just do one of the following three things:
- Leave a comment on this blog post
- Follow and tweet a hello to our brand new @paperthings Twitter account or
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Easy right?! This competition closes on at 10pm (Perth time) on Monday 16th January 2012. This competition is open to anyone. I’ll post the prize anywhere in the world. Yippeeeee!
Yikes! Less than two weeks until the end of the year! I’m getting excited – are you? Here’s my third installment of the great 2012 Calendar round-up. Have you seen any calendars you think I should include in my final post? Leave a comment below.
2012 Animal Wall Calendar by Katie Viggers
2012 Calendar by Bookhou At Home
2012 calendar/watercolour wash by Oh My Deer
Meteor Strike 2012 letterpress calendar by Oddball Press
The Design Files released their 2012 calendar the other day and it looks fab. They’ve gathered together 12 Australian illustrators who worked around the theme of their Collective Creative Clutter. What a great idea! Each calendar costs $30 and you can order them at Lamington Drive.
(Image Credit: The Design Files)
Oh dear. I have a problem. I’m addicted to new diaries. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I actually have…wait for it… four diaries for 2012. FOUR. But the experts say that the first step to conquering your addiction is to admit that you have a problem so here I am, dear readers, admitting my deep, dark secret. I LOVE diaries. There, I’ve said it. I feel better now. Winky face.
I saw this Jessica Hische diary the other day and went to purchase it – but I was wait listed! These diaries are so popular they have a waiting list, how crazy. I had to wait a few days but I purchased an extra one that I’ll be giving away on the blog in the next few weeks so stay tuned and spread the word!
(Image Credit: Jessica Hische)