Monday, December 27, 2010

Susan Branch Calendars

I usually have my calendars by now, but not this year. I'm hoping that I will be able to find a Susan Branch 2011 calendar. I'm a freak about saving calendars, and hers are too special to toss. I guess I really do save almost everything!

I fell in love with the artwork of Susan Branch the very first time I saw something she'd done. I'm not sure when Country Living Magazine first began featuring her pages. I saved them, and I just recently came across a couple of them.
Gingerbread Men:
And Blueberry Cobbler:
I was such a fan that, of course, I had to have her books. Since her very first , "Heart Of The Home" in 1986, I have purchased nearly every subsequent book she has written and illustrated, and I'll definitely do an entire post about them one of these days.
I love her style, and the fact that she hand-letters all of her text, as well:
Such detail, and just beautifully done.

Yes - I'm definitely going to have to try to find one - and SOON!
(I will probably end up ordering one from Amazon.)


Heidi said...

I got a Susan Branch calendar for 2011 several months ago at Costco. Funny, because I'm usually the one scrambling to find a calendar on New Year's Eve! Hope you can find one. At least by now they're usually 50% off!

Tina Dawn said...

You will find a calendar, I hope! Won't be Heidi's home without one. I love the blueberry cobbler recipe. She draws nasturtiums once in a while, so she is a favorite of mine too. Love T

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I, too, am a Susan Branch fan! I would just like to walk right into her whimsical images and live there. I especially love this page you share that she did of John Lennon. Twyla

yosemite faith said...

i liked the john lennon page you shared also. this isn't like you heidi - i almost fell over when you said you didn't have your calendars yet.

Jill said...

I'm a huge fan of Susan Branch too! Recently I bought the cutest Susan Branch recipe binder at Costco. It has clear protective pages to put your recipes in, section dividers, adorable stickers and pages to write on, etc., etc.~ sooo fun!! I think you "need" one too!