Illuminated Calendar Creation

After a few modifications to the template, I began adding images, moving them around and creating a back and front image for my first calendar that focuses on scenes from the Old Testament Bible.

I’ve often found great public domain images on various sites, such as the US Library of Congress and The British Library. Recently, I came across a link to the later with a huge collection of material, all freely available and stumbled upon a collection they call, “Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts”. Most of these were high-resolution images of pages featuring various illustrations that were both colorful and lavish.

After saving forty or fifty of my favorites, I began thinking of ways I could use these to create a salable publication. Almost the first thing I thought of was as part of a calendar. Obviously, I had already captured enough images to more than fill twelve months in a calendar, so it occurred to me to turn it into a series. So far I have identified at least four, probably ending up with double that.

Rather than using InDesign, I decided to use PowerPoint and quickly found a calendar template. After a few modifications to the template, I began adding images, moving them around and creating a back and front image for my first calendar that focuses on scenes from the Old Testament Bible. Here is a peek at my work so far:

 

Expected completion and availability for sale by September 2017, in time for holiday gift purchases. Would love to hear what you think of my creation!