Friday, November 16, 2012

2013 Wall Calendar


Commemorate the Date was featured in the 2012 Minneapois Star Tribune Gift Guide. We couldn't be happier, or more proud, to be featured alongside such amazing local artists. 

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Calendar

Megan Moore was already painting flowers and dates in honor of wedding, anniversaries and other landmark occasions, so "it just made sense," she realized, to expand the line to include a Commemorate the Date calendar with floral illustrations, $30.

"It's just another way to make the artwork available to everyone," Moore said, who began the Minneapolis company three years ago.

The calendar is 5-by-11 inches on heavy, spiral-bound stock. It features oil paintings she created for clients in her signature bold style, with a short line providing the background story.

This is the second year for the calendar and the third for Commemorate the Date. A graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a special affinity for painting flowers, Moore's inspiration began when she painted flowers for her own wedding invitations. A few years later, she created a similar motif for a wedding of some friends.

Moore realized other people would be interested in having paintings commemorating special events in their lives. Her paintings generally feature flowers and the date of the event (the date is cropped out of the images on the calendar).

Moore paints with watercolors as well as oils, basing the design on either a requested photo or other reference materials. She can paint in specifically requested colors, or choose colors that come naturally to those particular flowers.

The calendar and other products are available at ArtiCulture in Minneapolis, the Artist Mercantile in St. Paul and on Moore's website, www.commemoratethedate.com.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

South Minneapolis House

This is the first painting I have completed since Asher's birth! This is a 5 x 7 watercolor that was commissioned. I have to admit I feel proud of myself for having it completed ahead of deadline. And I should thank the commissioners for getting me back at the draft table with paper and paint. AND I have to thank Asher too, for taking two long naps yesterday.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

October 13, 2012

This is the last painting I completed before Asher was born on 9.30.12. In fact, I finished it the night before my labor started. I remember thinking to myself: now that this is finished, I am ready anytime. I didn't realize it would only be hours later that Asher would be on his way.