November 2018 Printable Calendar

8:00 AM

I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that we are 2 months away from kissing 2018 goodbye...61 days and we are done with it and ready to rinse and repeat everything in January.

Can you believe it?

I have been actively working on the 2019 edition of the printable calendar, and you can get plenty of sneak peeks about it if you follow me on Instagram. It should all be ready to download as a whole in December, and in the meantime, if you haven't done so last year, you can get your hand on this November's calendar page by downloading it here.

Now let's talk artwork shall we?

I named this one "Blue strips trio" and it's a Photoshop montage of one single watercolor strip that was originally painted red.
This particular artwork is available only in my Society6 shop and nowhere else, by nature it only really looks good on select items, so I haven't made a great production of tweaking it to suits all their products either. The cutting board in the picture above is one of those perfect items. Normally I try to turn a stand alone design into a pattern, but that one just ended up looking very silly as one.

The only tweaking I did was when it needed to go on something that was wider than it was long like this mug:

There I just reproduced the design on a single row over and over again until I filled the whole template. I used the same variant for the Society6 rug :

I'll be honest here by saying that it isn't one of my absolute favourite design, it was just one that did fit the general tone of the 2018 Calendar and I chose it to illustrate the month of November because that is the month that I find the least exciting in the whole year.

It doesn't matter that this year Diwali falls in November, to me that month is the BLAH month. In fact, with my synesthetic way of seeing month, November is the ONLY month that I do not associate with a bright color. In my mind November is a black and grey dull bokeh, probably because growing up it was gloomy, cold month that was that in between the colorful glory of autumn and the warm and festive period of December.
It doesn't matter that I have relocated halfway across the globe and live in a country that is super green in November and still in the midst of the festive season. My mind has made too strong a connection between dull and gloomy and November.

For the 2019 Calendar I am planning on reflecting some of that for the first time though, and I won't say more about it just now, you'll have to wait and see. 

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  1. Happy Diwali to you and family,

    It is indeed the end of the year and so quickly the time passed. November was known for festivities but now it is all about pollution and flues. Thankfully, the Supreme Court has put a ban on polluting crackers and limited the time for fireworks with special emphasis on green crackers which nobody knows. It will be interesting to see what happens on Diwali night.

    The pic for November seems interesting. For some inexplicable reason it seems like three people standing on one leg, in a yoga position, wearing colourful kurtis and leggings.


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