For as long as I can remember I've had a selection of Siamese cat calendars hanging somewhere in my house - there's always one in my office and kitchen, and sometimes even in other rooms as well!
There's something truly wonderful about the artwork of Suzanne Le Good, AmyLyn Bihrle and other artists who make their art available (very inexpensively!) through their beautiful calendars each year.
Everyone has room for a Siamese cat calendar or two in their house! Don't they? Have you bought yours yet?
Below, you'll find all the ones I love. They're very different to each other but all equally joyous! Sometimes the calendars I include feature other cats and cat breeds too, but all of the calendars are special in their own way, and bring so much color and fun throughout the year.
It's always exciting to turn over a new page at the start of each month to discover what the next few weeks will bring!
I've bought one of Suzanne Le Good's calendars every year for more years than I care to remember - one of the treats of the winter is opening up a new one. It's something to look forward to in the cold and dark days - if, that is, you can stop yourself opening it until January 1st!
You can see the cover artwork in our opening image above, and below you'll find a selection of some of the interior monthly pages.
Suzanne's calendars never disappoint and I can't bear to throw the old ones out so I now have quite a collection! (At some stage I'm going to re-purpose them, and make a collage of all the wonderful cats.)
Suzanne makes a point of including new artwork every year so the designs are always fresh, and if you have enough patience not to look at any of the pages before turning over to the new month, they're always a lovely surprise and delight.
Her artwork mixes whimsy with realism, style with wonderful use of color, and they're always very decorative. A real joy, as you can see from the tantalizing glimpses of 2020's images above and below.
While you're there, I highly recommend browsing through some of her other work, as her store is a treasure trove for every Siamese cat lover.
I treat myself to the calendar in the run-up to the festive season and, as part of my preparations, usually buy a selection of her Christmas cards, and one or two little Christmas gifts as well.
Support for Siamese rescue centers around the world is very dear to my heart, first, because so many Siamese cats seem to end up in them, and second, because my own Bandit came from a rescue, and without their work I would never have known him.
Our next calendar has important role to play in helping to fund the work of the Siamese Cat Rescue Center in the USA.
Packed with photos of Siamese cats and Siamese mixes rescued by the Center, together with their rescue histories, these calendars are exclusively available from the Rescue Center's Siamese Store along with many other goodies, and all in a very good cause.
You might like to know that Siamese Rescue is celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year, with over 25,500 cats rescued and rehomed.
That's an awful lot of cats ... and an amazing achievement for an organization principally staffed by volunteers.
I love watercolor art and this Siamese cat watercolor calendar, with its collection of twelve beautiful watercolor paintings of Siamese cats, doesn't disappoint!
A compendium of sleeping, crouching, hunting, sun-basking, pensive adult cats, along with some extra-cute kittens, all portrayed in soft colors and beautiful detail.
This calendar is available from print-on-demand merchant Zazzle, and their quality is excellent.
With weeks starting on a Sunday, and available in a
range of sizes, you can find further details of the Siamese cat watercolor calendar here.
Last, but definitely by no means least, we turn to the wonderful world of AmyLyn Bihrle. If you're a regular reader of our newsletter, Meezer Musings, you'll know that AmyLyn Bihrle's beautiful artwork often helps to illustrate them.
What you may not know is that AmyLyn also produces an annual calendar.
A range of all of AmyLyn's artwork, including her beautiful big-blue-eyed Siamese cats can be found in her Etsy shop, and when I first contacted her to ask her for permission to feature her work she told me that she also produced a calendar, which is available on Zazzle.
As you can see from 'November', below, every month includes a seasonally-appropriate picture of one of AmyLyn's adorable cats. Weeks start on a Sunday, and these calendars are available in a variety of sizes.
AmyLyn's Siamese cat calendars can be found in her Zazzle store, where you can see further examples of each month's artwork (click the little thumbnail images in the left-hand column).
What's not to love?
I hope you've enjoyed reading about the lovely Siamese cat calendars available for 2020, and that you might even be inspired to buy one!
In doing so, you'll be using your love of Siamese cats to help both cats and artists, all of whom will very much appreciate your support.
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