WHAT STARTED IT ALL ~ I designed my first calendar in 1994 (cover image here). It has been a short 25-year tradition of sharing settings I've loved enough to paint and feature in these. I began designing them at Christmastime in 1994 when my sister Marilee shared, "We have no more wall space! Instead of giving us prints, why don't you design a calendar with lots of pictures that we can enjoy all year long?"

The first issue featured the Codd House, a Dutch-colonial beauty built in 1925 ~ and my favorite home growing up in Spokane, WA. I've painted it five times. The cover pictured my family (just five out of six siblings at the time) decorating the house with Christmas lights for the Holidays ~ a tradition we all helped with. I pictured my dad Joe was on the ladder while my mom Sally kept the lights from tangling ~ always a challenge. We kids (Patti, Marilee, Peggy, John and Bill) were largely there for moral support. My dad passed away six years before I finished this art, so this image brought tears to my mom's eyes.

In 1994, Kinkos (absorbed by Fed Ex) Store Manager Scott Woodward printed a dozen at his Northgate Seattle Store. These days, Rita McIntyre at Berreth-Thomas in the Spokane Valley runs hundreds of them in multiple editions. Both local Spokanites and folks who grew up here and then moved away order these from all over the U.S. and beyond. This year's "Home Sweet Home" edition features the Codd House as artwork for the month of November.

ENTIRE LIST OF CALENDARS BELOW ~ As you can see by the 2019 images and information below, the calendars have come a long way in this short quarter of a century. Scroll to the bottom of this page for the entire list of past titles and more.

5TH EDITION OF THE JOURNALS ~ In The Design Process ~ Further down, you'll learn about these NEW 5th editions I'm creating for both Spokane and Washington State.



"25 Years of Home Sweet Home in Spokane"and "25 Years of Special Spokane Settingshighlight paintings completed in the last 25 years You'll find the largest number (nine!) of NEW works in the third calendar, the Spcecial MAC Edition "Bicycles, Trucks, Trailers & Woodies." The MAC Calendar features NEW settings like the the Historic Flour Mill, Manito's Rose Garden, the First Presbyterian Church and more. These fun settings will to make you SMILE!


#1: "25 Years of Special Spokane Settings" (1 NEW Paintings)

Click on the bold red title above or on the calendar image to the right to see the collection. Websites are listed below with settings when available.


#2: Special MAC Edition ~ "Bicycles, Trailers, Trucks & Woodies" (9 NEW Paintings)

Click on the bold red title here or the calendar image to the right to see the collection. I've shared website with settings below when available.


#3: "25 Years of Home Sweet Home in Spokane" (3 NEW Paintings)

Click on the bold red title here or the calendar image to the right to see the collection. NOTE ~ As many of these are private residences, the only websites included are four settings which have been renovated (in some cases restored) and converted into successful businesses.

Many of the settings have been featured on the MAC's (NorthwestMuseum.org) Mother's Day Tour of Historic Homes and SPA's (SpokanePreservation.org) Autumn Tour of Historic Homes.




4th Edition Perpetual Life Fine Art Journals are completely SOLD OUT in both the Spokane and Washington State editions, but NEW 5th editions are currently being created.

NEW FEATURE ~ Beginning with the 4th edition for the first time, historical photos and background stories accompanied each journal image. This feature will continue with the NEW 5th edition currently in the design process. With a perpetual shelf life as they are not year-specific, these are perfect for folks who want more than just 12 calendar images as each jounal features 44 paintings. Below is a list of settings included in the 4th Edition. A hadful of these will remain, but there will be many NEW works featured in the NEW journals.


NOTE ~ The calendars are listed from 2019 to the first edition in 1994. Red Titles indicate Special Editions created for Spokane's MAC (Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture). Calendars with asterisks (*) are pictured to the right.




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