Every year I create a calendar for friends and family who appreciate the beauty of succulents. The main criterion for each image is that I’d enjoy looking at it for a month, so I figure others will too. Some years, creating a calendar gives me a reason (and a deadline) for painting watercolors. Otherwise, I select the best photos from thousands in my files.
Over the years, the calendar has become a top seller at Zazzle.com. Zazzle keeps 90% of the sales price, but creating a calendar is easy, the quality is excellent, and in any case, I never meant it to be a money-maker. If my earnings pay for calendars I buy to give away, I’m thrilled.
The regular price is $22. Zazzle invariably has a sale going on, but you have to get their emails to know which items and how much…unless you wait until Black Friday, when pretty much everything is deeply discounted.
Images in my Succulents 2018 calendar are from my new book, the completely revised and updated second edition of “Designing with Succulents”.