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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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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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
World Environment Day (June 5) is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since it began in 1974, the event has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that draws attention to a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019 is “Air pollution”. You can read more on their website. Continue reading
Celebrate your daily adventures with the whimsical and uplifting artwork of Katie Daisy as your companion. Each month of this special-edition planner begins with a captivating two-page color spread of illustrations in Katie’s signature watercolor style.
- 5″ x 7″ weekly planner (10″ x 7″ open).
- 17-month calendar — August 2019 through December 2020 — perfect for school and academic planning.
- From the creator of the New York Times best-selling book How to Be a Wildflower: A Field Guide.
- Thoughtfully-crafted wildflowers, butterflies, birds, and nature textures guide you through the weeks.
- Great for students, teachers, parents, and anyone seeking creative inspiration.
- Compact planner is perfect for your bag, backpack, or briefcase.
- Monthly 2-page-spread views facilitate big-picture planning.
- Weekly spreads with ample writing space.
- Extra lined pages to record notes and reminders.
- Elastic band closure.
- Inside pocket for storing receipts and mementos.
- Wire-O binding offers lie-flat ease and convenience.
- Printed on paper sourced from a combination of sustainably managed forests and recycled materials.
- Features US and Canadian legal holidays, phases of the moon, and important observances of the world’s major religions.
- We Plant Trees — Amber Lotus Publishing, an independent carbon-negative US company, has planted more than three quarters of a million trees since 2008.
During 2018, Amber Lotus Publishing funded the planting of another 125,000 trees. This brings the growing number to 875,000 trees planted since 2008. The trees planted in 2018 are about 52 times greater than the estimated 2,370 trees used to produce our 2018 product line (which includes our 2019 calendars). We have committed to planting an additional 125,000 trees in 2019.
We are honored to work with Trees for the Future to replenish the resources used in crafting our products. TREES is a non-profit agroforestry resource center that helps communities in Central America, Africa, and Asia restore tree cover to their lands. TREES has planted over 149 million trees since 1989.
What began as a simple strategy to offset the number of trees used to produce our products has morphed into a fundamental component of our ongoing mission to embrace the concepts of Right Livelihood and mindful living. As our president Lawson Day says, “We intend to continue planting as many trees as we can for as long as we can.”
Thank you for purchasing our calendars, greeting cards, coloring books, and journals. And for being a part of our mission.
Amber Lotus Publishing is proud to be a carbon-negative independent publisher. Read more about our efforts and philosophy of Art, Commerce, and Service.
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Our 2019-2020 catalogs have arrived. We’re so excited to share our new wall calendars, planners, greeting cards, journals, stickers, and more!
The cover features artwork by Clairice Gifford.
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We’re so excited about the NEW Katie Daisy Travel-Size Journal. It’s perfect for recording your gratitude lists, meditations, prayers, poems, diary entries, or even your daily to-do lists. To celebrate the release, we’re doing a giveaway on Facebook. You can enter to win by liking or commenting on this Facebook post. We’ll randomly select 2 winners (US address entries only) at 12:00 p.m. (PT), Friday, January 18. Continue reading