In a world dominated by digital screens and endless notifications, there’s something undeniably enchanting about flipping the pages of a physical calendar.
A Symphony of Colors and Creativity
The artistic wizard behind the 2024 Masha Calendar, has once again graced us with her whimsical and captivating watercolor illustrations. Her work is a testament to the delicate dance between nature, fine art, fashion, and enchanting fairy tales. Every image is a masterpiece that invites you to get lost in a world where colors pop like fireworks, characters charm like old friends, and nature blossoms with a unique radiance.
Embracing the Seasons
With climate challenges becoming more pronounced, it’s essential to remember the beauty of the seasons. The Masha D’yans 2024 Watercolor Wall Calendar does just that. It captures the essence of each month, reminding us of the ever-changing tapestry of nature. From the vibrant blooms of spring to the warmth of summer, the fiery hues of autumn, and the serene landscapes of winter, this calendar celebrates the resilience and beauty of our world.
An Art Album in Disguise
What sets this calendar apart is the fact that it’s more than just a date-keeper. It’s a work of art, an album of emotions, and a time capsule of beauty. Many of our cherished clients don’t simply use the calendar for its intended purpose. Instead, they collect and frame the art, transforming it into a permanent fixture on their walls.
Each month’s illustration becomes a cherished piece of decor, an ever-present reminder of the magic of nature and the fleeting beauty of each season. It’s not just a calendar; it’s a gallery of emotions, a living testament to the power of art to capture and preserve moments in time.
The Calendar Delights
The 2024 Watercolor Wall Calendar isn’t just a tool to track your days; it’s an invitation to immerse yourself in the magic of Masha D’yans’s art. Here’s what you can expect:
-Bonus Spread: The calendar offers a bonus spread covering September to December 2023, so you can start your journey a bit early, just like a prologue to an epic story.
-Generous Grids: The spacious grids on each page provide ample room for your notes, appointments, and artistic expressions. It’s a canvas waiting for your creativity.
-Holiday Highlights: Major official holidays are marked, making sure you never miss out on important celebrations.
-Oversized Art: The calendar measures a stunning 12 inches x 24 inches when fully opened, allowing each illustration to shine in all its glory.
Join Us in Preserving the Magic
We invite you to be part of our mission to preserve and continue this artistic journey. If you’ve had the pleasure of enjoying the Masha D’yans 2024 Watercolor Wall Calendar (especially if purchased through Amazon) and have experienced the joy of collecting and framing Masha’s art, we kindly request you to share your thoughts and experiences with us on Amazon.
Your reviews not only help fellow art lovers discover the magic of this calendar but also play a crucial role in making a 2025 calendar a reality. By leaving your feedback, you’re casting a vote for more years of captivating art and inspiration.
So, if you’ve been captivated by the vibrant colors and the enchanting characters of Masha’s calendars, take a moment to share your thoughts on Amazon. It’s a small step that could lead to more years of artistry and beauty on your walls.
Together, let’s make sure the magic continues. Join us in leaving a review on Amazon and casting your vote for a 2025 calendar that promises to be even more enchanting. 🎨✨
Thank you for being part of our artistic community, and for helping us keep the tradition alive while celebrating the resilience of nature in the face of climate challenges.
As Easter approaches, the iconic symbol of the season, the Easter bunny, comes to mind. This year, 2023, is particularly special as it is the Year of the Rabbit according to the Chinese zodiac. So, in honor of both Easter and the Year of the Rabbit, let’s take a look at the history and significance of the Easter bunny.
The Easter bunny has been a part of Easter celebrations for centuries, but its origins are not entirely clear. One theory suggests that the Easter bunny dates back to ancient pagan festivals, where rabbits were seen as symbols of fertility and new life. This is because rabbits are known for their rapid breeding and numerous offspring, making them a fitting symbol for the renewal of spring.
Another theory is that the Easter bunny has Christian roots. In the 1700s, German immigrants to the United States brought with them the tradition of the “Osterhase,” a hare that laid colored eggs as gifts for children. This tradition eventually evolved into the modern-day Easter bunny we know and love.
Regardless of its origins, the Easter bunny has become an important symbol of Easter around the world. In many cultures, the Easter bunny is believed to bring baskets of candy and gifts to children on Easter morning. Children often leave out carrots or other treats for the bunny to snack on in exchange for the goodies left in their baskets.
This year, as we celebrate the Year of the Rabbit, the Easter bunny takes on even greater significance. According to the Chinese zodiac, those born in the Year of the Rabbit are said to be intelligent, kind-hearted, and compassionate. They are also known for their gentle and peaceful nature, making them a fitting symbol for the message of hope and renewal that Easter represents.
In addition to its symbolic significance, the Easter bunny also provides a fun and lighthearted element to Easter celebrations. Whether it’s participating in an Easter egg hunt or indulging in some chocolate treats, the Easter bunny brings joy to people of all ages.
So, as we celebrate Easter and the Year of the Rabbit this year, let’s take a moment to appreciate the joy and meaning that the Easter bunny brings to our lives. Whether you believe in the ancient pagan roots or the Christian symbolism, there’s no denying that the Easter bunny is a beloved part of Easter traditions around the world. Happy Easter and may the Year of the Rabbit bring peace, joy, and renewal to us all!
Due to the extremely popular demand, we’re offering the 2023 calendar after all! As of now you can purchase and enjoy the print-on-demand physical version by going to Zazzle.com/Store/MashaDyans. Thank you for not giving up, writing and showing how much our #calendar has meant to you over the years. We couldn’t possibly disappoint so many fans.
I’m truly very moved by all the notes we received.
We’d like to introduce you to Masha’s Latest picture book “A Garden in Your Belly: Meet the Microbes in Your Gut” through our author Q&A!
Growing up, my family moved a lot and in different configurations (I’m talking neighborhoods first and continents later). Staying in touch with friends and family in those pre-social media days was everything. One of my favorite things to do was to send drawings of things I observed or ideas I had along with my letters. This led me to make illustrations and put together stories and that’s what I still do!
What was your inspiration for this book?
Me, as the little girl suffering from severe food allergies, anxiety and stomach aches. That kid could really use some ideas on regulating her well-being all those years ago. Also, since childhood I’ve been into miniatures and the idea of worlds within worlds. Our planet is part of a vast cosmos. We’re all part of this earth. We, in turn, have worlds within us. Similarly, a microbe has a world inside itself, as does each cell. I love that we can go smaller and smaller in the style of the Russian doll “Matryoshka.”
Is this book fact or fiction?
It’s art based on science. I always had an interest in nerdy things I could hardly unravel, probably because I’m a child of a scientist (who loves to paint) and an artist (who loves studying nature).
Where did the visual world come from?
It’s a huge challenge to depict a mind-blowing universe, even if microbial. My approach was to tap into the beginner’s mind, to forget the visuals typical of this subject matter. I let my imagination run so that the young reader could picture their own biology in a fun, non-clinical way. But some art history inspiration is definitely peeking through the illustrations. Can you see it?
What do you hope readers will take away from your book?
Hopefully, the book will engage the reader with fun details and visual surprises long enough to encourage good habits in kids and their adults!
Please briefly describe the theme of your book and its scope.
The human microbiome is not only a fascinating world of its own, it’s vitally important to every aspect of our lives. You are what you eat, after all.
Please summarize your book.
A Garden In Your Belly takes an imaginative look into the wondrous relationship between our bodies and the trillions of organisms we host, the microbes we call the microbiota. These tiny creatures play a huge role in whether we are sick or healthy, fit or sluggish, sunny or moody. Young readers can picture the mind-blowing microbial world inside as a journey through an adventure-filled landscape and learn some amazing science in an actionable, user-friendly way. Every kid can get excited about nourishing their tiny inner helpers or “pets” that play such an important role in their well-being. The well-nourished microbiome will in turn offer them protection from unwanted invaders and pathogens like viruses. The interconnectivity of our lifestyle and our health has become more apparent than ever. This book aims to present its importance and beauty in a fun, engaging way. The microbiome has always been with us, coevolving with humans and entwining its functions with ours. Might as well face it and make friends!
Was there anything else that inspired this book?
I’ve had health struggles since childhood and started looking into wellness and biohacking in earnest a few years ago. There’s hardly a scientific discussion about health lately without mentioning the fascinating (and only partially-explored) microbiome. The fact that we all exist as composite organisms is endlessly enchanting to me. It leads to so much potential for increased curiosity, empathy and imagination – precisely the kinds of things kids are most open to.
Why will people want to read your book? What developments, trends, and issues reflect this need? What kinds of problems does your work address and what solutions does it offer?
Wellness has become a mainstream trend, yet the state of global health is generally declining. Long before the emergence of Covid-19, nutritional experts had agreed that the modern lifestyle is harmful to our inner gardens in many ways. Our gut bacteria is being decimated by processed foods, lack of physical activity, environmental pollution and gut-harming medications. Yet this message has far to go still. Too many kids are growing up surrounded by unhealthy food, bombarded with the idea that addictive sugary treats are something rewarding to covet.
I wish I knew the importance of nutrition and how to regulate my physiological and psychological well-being as a kid. It would’ve saved me so much unnecessary angst and possibly illness. Because 80 – 90% of our immune cells reside in our gut, everything that happens there influences what goes on with our health. Our first line of defense against viral infection (Covid-19 for example) is our respiratory mucosa. Its state is directly influenced by the state of the gut.
Simply put, a healthy gut equals less disease and that extends beyond the physical. We have a chance to gift this important knowledge to the next generation, and it doesn’t have to be scary, dull, preachy or off-putting.
Who do you see as the primary audience for the book?
Anyone who eats.
Who might have a secondary interest in the book?
Parents. Anyone interested in wellness.
What do you hope readers will learn or discover from reading your book?
Healthy fascination with the mighty microbiome. The interconnectivity of our lifestyle and our health. This has become more critical than ever as the world suffers through the effects of a pandemic.
The microbiome is infinitely malleable. It’s never too early or too late to make friends with it.
As we make our way into the new year I wanted to send happy wishes and share some new cards happening in the painterly realm of Studio Masha D’yans.
The 12 designs below are currently in production – ready to travel the planet early February.
Every day I strive to remain a continual source of uplifting vibes, beauty, love, light, health, creativity, and hope, by way of the art that I create and share with the world via cards and books!
I am always grateful for the love and support of my art!
Sending a big virtual hug,
Hello March! Hello Spring! Hello Masha’s newest book Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate!
Celebrate August in all its sunny glory with a page from Masha calendar! 2019 is already out!
January may be in full swing with its blustery winds and frigid nights, but here at Masha D’yans Designs, we know the warmth of Valentine’s Day is just around the bend.
How comforting it is to have this gem of a holiday nestled up cozily in the coldest months of the year, providing a quick pick-me-up of connection and togetherness!
Take “A Rose from Bat,” for instance. Send this spunky Valentine’s Day card for a little romance with a whimsical twist, or simply let an old friend know you’d like to wish them well. Our little bat friend is all about spreading the love, no matter the recipient.
Or our “Bleeding Hearts Bunny,” combining the stunning romantic charm inherently found in nature with a little bit of magic, characteristic of Masha D’yans’ enchanting style.
“Petals Dragonfly” is a versatile card, full of softness, and a gentle reminder of the delicate nature of love. With its pastoral feel and quiet, multifaceted meaning, this card can be used for many different occasions, ranging from a Valentine’s Day note to an expression of sympathy or care.
Masha’s “Heart Balloon Tree” offers a beautiful way to convey love, even in a time of loneliness or melancholy.
With Valentine’s Day so near, it’s a great time to place your individual and wholesale orders so you can warm someone’s mailbox this February!
We’re all about making someone’s day here at masha.com. Below we’ve collected 4 of this year’s hits created by Masha sure to surprise and delight your recipient. Let the gift giving party commence! Just don’t forget the fun holiday cards to go with them!
From top down: 1. Color Me Enchanted is an intricate coloring book of fairytales from around the world from Masha D’yans and Gala Lazuli. There’s over 50 artworks to color and display. Available on Amazon and wherever fine books are sold. 2. Winter Skyline is a pop-up greeting card designed by Masha for MoMA. Express your city love with fun watercolor splatters mixed with metallic ink and glitter details. Available in boxes of 8 from the MoMA store. 3. 2018 Calendar collects 12 of Masha’s painting in a luscious 12×12″ format to display on any wall – a perennial best seller. Available on Amazon and wherever fine books are sold. 4. Modern Chalet is a pop-up greeting card designed by Masha for MoMA. It features neon and metallic inks for one magically cozy effect. Available in boxes of 8 from the MoMA store.
Say hello to 10 fresh greeting cards to have and to write now! You don’t have to wait til spring to get your paws on these critters, landscapes and rainbows for all occasions. We had a blast painting them and hope you enjoy sending and giving them around for maximum fun. Scroll through all the newbies below or check them out at masha.com/shop.
Spring is in!
From Masha with Love.