Preparing for 2022, creating an artist calendar
There is a lot of falling leaves, and the weather is getting colder. Now, I feel that autumn has passed and winter is approaching. Around this time last year, I had bought calendars from Amazon for my friends and sent them away. In the same season, 2020, Everyone could not confidently make any predictions for the coming year since they were all stuck at home due to the coronavirus and living a different life than before. At that time, 2021 was such a number that we felt vaguely hopeful. But we were grateful to be able to purchase the 2021 calendar.
Friends said that the calendar gave them a different feeling than usual. Oddly enough, in the winter of 2020, no one around them had given them calendars. They told me when they received it, it made them relieve.
A calendar is such a thing. It is natural for the sun to rise in the morning, and the air we breathe is taken for granted. Then there are times when such a natural thing feels unfamiliar. Then we realize the value of its existence.
As a child, I loved flipping through the calendar. Every time I turned the page, I was filled with hope that I could quickly become an adult. The 1970s were a difficult time for Korea. A calendar with the artist's drawings hung in the living room of the wealthy. The poor got their calendars mainly through the church. So I always have Jesus in the image of the calendar. In particular, I remembered that the address and phone number of the church were written next to the picture of Jesus holding the Lamb. And the company handed out calendars with only the numbers reported in large numbers on thin paper as the paper of a Bible book. In our house, we had a church calendar or that slim paper number calendar. With each passing day, I tore apart the old paper and rejoiced at the newly revealed numbers.
When I look at the calendar nowadays, I realize that our calendar has evolved in advance. Now, each individual can create and hang a calendar with their photos and drawings. It is easy to obtain a calendar with expensive famous paintings. It is a time when everything is prosperous and overflowing.
This year I tried to make a calendar made up of only my drawings. First, among the pictures I've drawn so far, I've gathered images related to the season in one folder like this. There were so many drawings that it was not difficult to choose.
Then, I selected a calendar template that was distributed free of charge. The site below still provides free calendar templates that you can easily edit and include your drawings.
In the case of the blog below, they even put a printable free calendar on their blog.
I chose a simple one among these templates and made a calendar, as shown below.
This calendar is for personal use only, not for sale.
And below, I tried to make an annual calendar for sale.
First, a flower pattern that gives a bright feeling was placed on the upper part, and text was added in Photoshop to affect the picture. I fixed the image size to about 2000 because I want to compactly in a4, a3, and letter size. After that, it was published on the edge site as follows.
I've been working on this all day, but it gives me a sense of accomplishment. I am grateful for the fact that I am preparing something for 2022. I wish everyone a good end of 2021 and prepare for wonderful 2022!
Myungja Anna Koh