Friday, November 26, 2010

Maggie's New Calendar

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Over a week since my last blog post and I haven't even been away on holiday.

I've been busy with a couple of photoshoots - more of which will be blogged about later - and putting together a calendar book for Maggie.

We'd thought about making a calendar for a while, but couldn't find a site online that would create them where the quality justified the price and offered the possibility to sell it to anyone interested anywhere in the world.

Then I thought of blurb.com

After being so impressed with the quality of my book accompanying the Staring Back exhibition, we had the idea of creating a calendar book that could be left on the desk, on a shelf or carried in a handbag, rather than the usual hanging on the wall.

So Maggie chose 12 images and set me to task to design page layouts and to construct the book using Blurb's Booksmart software.

Once uploaded, we ordered a copy to check the quality and are absolutely delighted with it.

You can click on the blurb widget below to preview the whole calendar book.


2011 Calendar by Maggie Ayres

And if you're interested in buying a copy (or several - blurb does a 10% discount for 10 or more) then follow this link:

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1730219.

Maggie's also blogging about it (click here)
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10 comments:

Falak said...

That is wonderful!Finally an amazing photograph to every month.
The photo on the cover page is amazing.

Pat said...

One of those strange coincidences. Naomi - Old old lady of the Hills has just been writing about an old sculpture which is reminiscent of Maggie's work.
The book looks great. I'm ashamed to admit it but I'm the original early bird and have already dispatched my abroad calendars.

Mary Witzl said...

I agree -- that cover is really striking, and it makes me want to look inside.

Looking forward to tomorrow! And praying it doesn't snow until we get home!

hope said...

What a neat idea! Every year I create a one-of-a-kind wall calendar for my husband's archery shop...the dogs are the photo subjects.

He's kept every one...might be fun to put them all together in one book. As soon as I finish this year's!

And kindly tell Maggie that I love January...because it has a "whole world in your hands" feel and that's the month I was born. :)

Ron Tipton said...

Kim,
Send me your snail mail address and I'll send you the photo calendar that I made. I do one every year. I think Scotland uses the same calendar as we do.....don't you?

Litzi said...

Hi Kim,
Maggie’s work is the epitome of Pure Style…it’s simple, basic designs that combine function and beauty of form to create a look that’s crisp, clean, classic and timeless. Great photography, too!

Elizabeth said...

Wow. That's gorgeous. And you are quite a team --

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks for all your positive comments. I passed them on to Maggie and she sends her thanks too :)

Carole said...

The calendar is beautiful. Very nice.

Kim Ayres said...

Thanks Carole :)