2017 Calendars – A Look at Some Classics

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woman’s hopes are woven of sunbeams

My standard response when asked what Brush Dance is:  We have been creating mindful calendars items and other products for more than 25 years.

Twenty-five years is a long time and most members of our wonderful team have been here 10+ years.

Today, I’d like to show you just a few of the calendar titles that have been with us nearly forever.

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Life is a great bundle of little things

Live With Intention is one of our most popular lines. The simplicity, wise words, and calligraphy of artist and good friend Renee Locks connect with people of all ages and lifestyles.

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Rumor has it that Mary Anne Radmacher was the very first writer/artist that our founder worked with all of those years ago. Her words are meaningful and encouraging, her style playful.

Interesting Fact: Mary Anne Radmacher is the author of the beautiful poem Live With Intention. Long ago, someone at Brush Dance thought Renee Locks and Mary Anne Radmacher would be a lovely combination. How right they were!

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We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.

Before I started at Brush Dance, I hadn’t heard of Thich Nhat Hanh. And now? I’m a follower, a believer, 100%. His words, kindness, and gentle spirit move me and his millions of worldwide followers. We’ve paired his tender, inspiring words with the work of artist Adam Guan.

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Every moment is made glorious by the light of love.

Rumi is a 13th century Sufi poet – his wisdom has enlightened millions of people throughout the ages.  Combined with artist Matt Manley’s thought-inspiring, almost magical images, the Brush Dance Rumi calendar has been a perennial favorite of many.

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“Brush Dance has been creating mindful calendar items and other products for more than 25 years,” is the first part of my standard response.  The next?  “We are so proud of the long-lasting relationships we develop with artists, writers, customers, and vendors.”

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at some of our “classic” titles. You can see all of our calendar items right here.

Mindful Eating

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Think with your whole body.

The end of summer is in sight. Most of us have taken our summer vacations and the kids are returning to school. It’s around this time of year that our focus turns to home and taking care of ourselves and our family.

A beautiful companion piece to our popular Mindful Living Calendar is our new-for-2017 Mindful Eating Calendar.  This calendar measures 12 x 12″ (unopened) and features a durable cover and high-quality paper.

The words we’ve paired with the warm and and inviting images are encouraging, kind, and thoughtful.

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Another fresh new year is here . . . Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear. To love and laugh and give.

Here’s a peek at the back cover with all of the appealing (and healthy) images:

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You can find the Mindful Eating Wall Calendar right here.

As a side note – we know the quotes can be difficult to see in these smaller images – that’s why we list all 12 of them on our website for each calendar we sell.

Save 20% on 2017 Weekly Planners

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Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

It’s back-to-school time!  To help you stay organized throughout 2017,  our fabulous Weekly Planners are on sale. Normally priced at just $12.99, you can save 20% and pay only $10.39.

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Hello Love

With fifteen different titles, we definitely have something for everyone. These high-quality Planners measure 5″ x 7″ and feature a super-smooth cover that resists stains and water, best quality paper (safe for fountain pens), and an elastic band to help keep it all together. We’ve laid the pages out in a very common sense way with each “spread” representing one week. Have a look . . .

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We’ve also included fourteen monthly planning pages and room for notes.

See all of our 2017 Weekly Planners right here and remember to save 20% until Wednesday. (No coupon code needed.)

Typography

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Cats are welcome. People are tolerated. 

At Brush Dance, we don’t necessarily create the art and photographs that appear on our calendar items, but we do spend countless hours designing the final products that end up on our website or in your local shops.

The images, words, and fonts we choose come together to help set the different moods for different calendars.

We had been searching and searching for a great font for The Cat’s Meow (above), and one day our Art Director messaged with, “Found it!!” And sure enough – the title font does look just a little “cat scratchy,” yes?

Hello Love

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Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

Hello Love needed a font to complement the romance of Paris. This one fits the bill perfectly.

Some others . . .

Enlightened Rumi

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The most alive moment comes when those who love each other meet each other’s eyes, and in what flows between them.

Scriptures

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Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Fractals

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Obstacles are built into every opportunity. You have to be willing to work through them to succeed.

All of our 2017 calendar items are available for purchase on our website right now.  Our products are also available small and large retailers around the world. Please contact us if you’d like us to help you find a store near you.

 

Enjoy!

New 2017 Calendar Titles

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Bonjour!

Each year, Brush Dance collaborates with many wonderful artists, photographers, and writers to bring you the best and most beautiful calendar items.  It’s my pleasure to share just three of our new titles with you today.

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There are only two places in the world where we can live happy: at home and in Paris.

Bonjour (above) is an on-the-streets look at life in Paris from acclaimed photographer Georgianna Lane.  Coffee, cafes, macarons. What’s not to love?

Next up . . .

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Hairbrained Schemes

Graphic designer Cheryl Overton brings just the right amount of awww, snap to the Brush Dance line. We love her sense of humor, attitude, fun designs.

Here’s a quick look at the back cover and the great images in the calendar.

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And then there’s this . . . Hairbrained Schemes 2017 Weekly Planner

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Instant Human: Just Add Coffee

This Weekly Planner has gotten lots of attention. Some of our biggest customers are picking up thousands of them.

And, finally . . .

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Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.

Lavender is a classic and familiar scent in aromatherapy, soaps, and even food. In Lavender Fields, you will find relaxation, inspiration, and nature at its finest.

One of the things I love most about Brush Dance is that we truly have something for every taste. From fine art to doodles. From religious to slap-the-table funny. We are certain we have something for you, too.

Enjoy!

2017 Penguin Calendar

Penguin Parade

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Penguin Parade is just one of the fun new calendar titles from Brush Dance for 2017.

We’ve paired adorable photographs of our chilly penguin friends with sometimes meaningful, sometimes funny quotes.

You can get yours right here.

Share our similarities, celebrate our differences.

2017 Calendars, Planners, Date Books

In stock and ready to ship

 

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

We are thrilled to announce that our 2017 Calendar, Planner, and Date Book items have arrived in our warehouse and are ready to ship.

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There are old favorites like Live with Intention from artist and friend Renee Locks and some new (and already popular!) titles such as Mindful Eating.

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Things are hopping over here this week. Which is your favorite?