Yes, you can digitally mark down your appointments for 2013. But hanging one of these locally made calendars festooned with regional flora and fauna is guaranteed to make you feel more psyched about what?s in store for the New Year.
Adorn one of your walls with Linea Carta?s calendar ($35), which captures the NorCal wildflowers designer Diva Pyari sees on her daily walks in the Berkeley Hills. She makes a silk screen of her original illustrations, and then prints each linen tea towel by hand. Purchase it through her Etsy shop and Terrain.
Also based out of Oakland is Maria Schoettler, an artist whose love affair with her neighborhood farmers? market inspired her to create the Eat Local Produce Calendar ($30). Each month is emblazoned with her drawings of the produce that?s in season, so it doubles as a handy almanac. Her work is sold at stores such as The Gardener and Bi-Rite and through her website.
This year, the women behind Dutch Door Press are featuring vivid trees that reflect the four seasons on their 2013 letterpress calendar ($30). Proprietors Mara Murphy and Anna Branning print each one by hand on a Vandercook press at their Page Street studio. The calendars are available exclusively through their Etsy shop.