December 19, 2017 at 9:51 pm #128943
The doorbell rang and by the time I answered, no one was there! But a huge package sat waiting. I checked the address and saw that it was from Hahnemühle. I was expecting a Nostalgie sketchbook, but this box was waaay too big, and yet too light for that.
Well, I already spoiled the surprise with my title didn’t I? Every year Hahnemühle has a calendar contest where people submit art. You can’t buy the calendar – only win it in their giveaways or receive it as I did, as a gift!
It’s approx. 18 x 25 inches (HUGE!), printed on fabulous thick paper and filled with gorgeous artwork. I put an envelope at the bottom so you can get an idea of the size. I recommend that we watch out for the contest next year and see if we can fill it with art from Doodlewash members!
Thank you to Carol and Hahnemühle! I’m thrilled with my gift!December 19, 2017 at 11:58 pm #128946Rod FletcherParticipant@rod-fletcher
What lovely artwork on the calendar. I hope you start each month by sharing the image on the calendar. Maybe stir the creative juices or pangs of envy in my case LOLDecember 20, 2017 at 1:02 am #128949Sharon NolfiParticipant@sharonnolfi
Looks fantastic!December 20, 2017 at 6:29 am #128974Pamela SmithParticipant@pamela-smith
Nice surprise,,,please share each month and I bet your work will be on a page in 2018.December 20, 2017 at 9:33 am #128987Susan CussParticipant@susan-cuss-1
What a nice surprise! Great way to start each month with a beautiful watercolour!December 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm #129000
I’ll try to remember and do that. It will give everyone an idea of what to think about for their own entries!December 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm #129001
It is beautiful and beautifully presented.December 20, 2017 at 2:12 pm #129002
Thank you! There were 12 winners out of 750 entries, so I won’t get my hopes high for next year, but if the theme is right I’ll certainly give it a try!December 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm #129003
It was a wonderful surprise – and I’m looking forward to enjoying the artwork every month!December 22, 2017 at 10:43 am #129148
I just saw that Hahnemühle’s Christmas Competition #4 has the prize of one their ‘Hahnemühler Calendar 2018 ‘Maritim’’. I’m not sure if the giveaway is international or not, but I can tell you, these are beautiful calendars.December 24, 2017 at 1:35 am #129225
the calendar looks great, hope I get one from Carol. They’re gorgeous and I love that you can only get one through a gift. :o)December 24, 2017 at 1:37 am #129226
Ooh wouldn’t that be great!!? Hopefully they’ll choose a great new topic that Sandra and I can contribute to. I’d be honored, you too I’m guessing, Sandra.December 24, 2017 at 11:08 am #129257
I definitely would be honored to be featured in the calendar next year. I’ll have to go back and see when they hold the competition. Sometime in the summer I think.December 25, 2017 at 7:52 pm #129360
I’d be totally in. We should plan to try and participate!December 25, 2017 at 7:53 pm #129361
Maybe if they choose “nature” as their theme it would cover what we both love to paint, me fruit & veg and you animals! DONE. hehehehe.
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