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Artist Spotlight — Flora Bowley: Creative Revolution

Flora BowleyAmber Lotus Publishing is excited to welcome Flora Bowley to our family. Flora is a painter, pioneer, gentle guide, and author of two books, Brave Intuitive Painting and Creative Revolution.

Blending more than twenty years of professional painting experience with her background as a yoga instructor, healer, and lifelong truth seeker, Flora’s soulful approach to the creative process, along with her books, international retreats, and online courses, has sparked a holistic movement in the intuitive art world by encouraging thousands of people to courageously pick up a paintbrush.

Flora believes that creativity holds the power to awaken, empower, heal, and transform, and her work reminds us that all humans are born with infinite wells of creative expression just waiting to be tapped and remembered.

Flora lives and creates in Portland, Oregon. Her vibrant paintings can be found in galleries and shops and are printed on unique products around the world.

Find out more about Flora at florabowley.com.

Creative Revolution 2020-2021 Weekly Planner


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Artist Spotlight — Anahata Joy Katkin: PAPAYA and FIREWEED

Amber Lotus Publishing is excited to welcome Anahata Joy Katkin to our family. We have been a big fan of her soul-stirring artwork for a long time, so working together to publish her collection of calendars has been a thrill.

PAPAYA co-founder Anahata Joy Katkin developed her passion for the arts by trial-and-error discovery. She creates original paintings, drawings, and mixed media pieces that have woven a heartcentered landscape of offbeat muses and vivid illustrations. PAPAYA’s signature aesthetic has been celebrated around the globe since 2003.

“I love the place where pretty and gritty meet. Where flowers, faces, and ink run together. I’m endlessly inspired by repeating themes of plants, travel, Victorian era, folk arts, Asian influences, and female faces. I believe in working from impulse to impulse and answering to an intuitive process. I make artwork for myself and then weave pieces into our PAPAYA & FIREWEED collections alongside our talented in-house design team.” — Anahata Joy Katkin

See the full calendar collection on our website. To learn more about PAPAYA, visit their website or follow Anahata on Instagram.

PAPAYA 2021 Wall Calendar

PAPAYA 2021 Hardcover Deluxe Planner

PAPAYA 2020 – 2021 Planner 17-Month Calendar With Pocket

PAPAYA 2020 – 2021 Desk Pad 17-Month Calendar

FIREWEED 2021 Wall Calendar

FIREWEED 2020 – 2021 Planner 17-Month Calendar With Pocket


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Artist Spotlight — Meera Lee Patel: Encouraging and Insightful

We are delighted to welcome Meera Lee Patel to our family of contributing artists. Working with watercolor and ink, she is inspired by nature, human connection, and the vibrant colors of her native India. She delights in creating art that encourages the transformation of confusion and chaos into centering moments to nourish the heart, spirit, and body. Nested within lush illustrations of flowers and natural elements, hand-lettered quotes offer encouragement and comfort as a touchstone throughout the year and invite you to believe in magic.

Meera is the best-selling author and artist of two journals, Made Out of Stars and Start Where You Are, and the book My Friend Fear. She is also a featured writer and artist for Spirituality & Health magazine. Everything she creates is based on the simple principle that anything is possible. Her vibrant and thoughtful work aims to help people find beauty in daily living. Her clients include American Greetings, Estée Lauder, Food52, Free People, and Vogue India.

Visit her website to see more of her beautiful work.


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Artist Spotlight — Salli S. Swindell and Nate Padavick: They Draw & Cook

They Draw and Cook 2020 wall calendar

We’re so happy to welcome the family of artists from the popular website They Draw & Cook™. This 2020 illustrated recipe calendar of the same name will treat your senses to a feast of colorful culinary inspiration featuring a diverse array of styles and delectable dishes from different cultures.

Salli S. Swindell and Nate Padavick, a sister-and-brother design and illustration team, have created hundreds of illustrations for magazines and books. Inspired by their love of cooking and doodling, the duo founded the popular They Draw & Cook™ (TDAC) website in 2010. The idea for TDAC formed during a family vacation as Nate was trying to re-create a favorite dish while Salli sat at the counter with her watercolors. Today TDAC features the internet’s largest collection of illustrated recipes created by artists from around the world and has become a big, happy, creative playground where people share their love of food and art.

We happily curated the 2020 They Draw & Cook™ calendar from this varied and talented bunch. Some of them are professional illustrators and practicing artists, while others are passionate doodlers and drawers.


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Artist Spotlight — Android Jones: Electro-Mineralism

Android Jones 2020 wall calendar

We’re excited to welcome Android Jones to our family of contributing artists. His vibrant multilayered psychedelic pieces challenge your perception of reality and push the boundaries of imagination. Creativity, Jones emphasizes, is the foundation of consciousness and an agent of social change.

Android Jones began studying art at age eight. At the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, he trained in traditional drawing, painting, and animation. Jones worked as an intern at Industrial Light and Magic and later founded Massive Black, an art development company in Los Angeles. An independent artist since 2005, Jones maintains a large art studio in a repurposed barn in his hometown of Lyons, Colorado.

Jones is well known for his multilayered psychedelic works and live performances using a custom-built digital setup. He participated in the Grateful Dead’s Fare Thee Well Tour, and his work has been projected on the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building. A longtime member of the Burning Man community, Jones has exhibited his work around the world and has contributed to events on six continents.

Jones’s work centers on spirituality and altered states of consciousness. Describing his work as Electro-Mineralism, he manipulates light and energy to capture complex concepts while drawing on his formal background in the arts. He attributes his ability to create his art to the wonders of technology and credits the planet’s resources for advancements in art production.

You can see more of his artwork on his website.

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Artist Spotlight — Kelly Angelovic: Girl Power

Kelly Angelovic Girl Power 2020 wall calendar

We’re thrilled to welcome Kelly Angelovic to our family of contributing artists. Her vibrant artwork and hand-lettered declarations of female empowerment encourage all women to be bold, strong, and confident as a tidal wave of momentum is galvanizing sisters around the world to rise together.

“Working as an illustrator lights me up — it makes my soul sparkle. I am grateful every day (even the hard ones) to have the opportunity to follow the whispers (and bellows) of my heart and soul.” — Kelly Angelovic Continue reading

Artist Spotlight — Terry Runyan: Dogs and Cats Galore

Feline 2020 Wall Calendar

Image from our Feline 2020 wall calendar featuring artwork by Terry Runyan. Click for more info.

We’re delighted to introduce a collection of wonderfully whimsical wall and mini calendars by a new member of our family of contributing artists. Terry Runyan combines cheerful colors, quirky shapes, and lively patterns to create her playful designs. These joyful illustrations and expressive animal portraits are a blend of retro and contemporary styles, elegance, and humor.

Terry Runyan is a visual artist and creativity coach who lives in Kansas City, Missouri. She loves all animals, and her artwork always includes a gathering of furry, feathery, and fishy friends. She works in a variety of media, including paint, collage, drawing, digital, and video. Continue reading

Artist Spotlight — Ray Morimura: Now and Zen

Now and Zen 2019 wall calendar

We’d like to introduce you to a new member of our family of contributing artists and his gorgeous new wall calendar — Now and Zen.

Used widely throughout East Asia, woodblock printing is an age-old technique for printing text, images, and patterns. The craft originated in China as a method of printing on textiles and then on paper. In Japan polychrome prints known as nishiki-e (brocade pictures) spread more widely and resulted in more realistic and expressive prints. Continue reading