Calendar Time

I know that with the Internet and cell phones, many people do not use wall calendars, but I still like to have one or two available in the house in case my computer is off or my cell phone isn’t handy.

The two I like and write about each year is The Lunar Calendar from Nancy Passmore/Luna Press and Brush Dance by Renée Locks, who I met last December in California. I  love her calligraphy and quotes.

Here are the two calendars:


A lunar calendar is a calendar based upon the monthly cycles of the Moon‘s phases (synodic months), in contrast to solar calendars, whose annual cycles are based only directly upon the solar year.

If you go to, you can see a sample of a page of the calendar, an oval, which is quite different from a regular block calendar. It is perfect for a woman who is tracking her menses for pregnancy or menopause or just because it’s a neat way of creating a calendar.

Here is a quote from the website:

“This easily read, yet informative and scholarly calendar is perfect for both the beginner and the seasoned moon-lover. The ’19 edition features fresh work from 24 artists, poets, and writers, full astronomical and astrological data, the lunar year-at-a-glance, complete instructions, and an excellent bibliography.”




Renée Locks yearly calendar from her company, Brush Dance, has the theme of Laugh Lines  with wonderful art and calligraphy by this 80+ year old artist and calligrapher and a collector of quotes. (I also collect quotes, so maybe that’s why I love her calendar not only for her art, but also for the quotes.)

Here is the quote for the January 2019 calendar and also her website:

CHEER UP! Birds have bill, too and they keep on singing! Henny Youngman


Both of these calendars make great gifts!





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