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The Art of Masha D’yans

January 2, 2013

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In our family we have a tradition where we go to the calendar store in the mall after Christmas and each person gets to pick out a calendar for the next year (they’re always 50% off starting the day after Christmas).  This year I was looking around, and vascilating between calendars – this is a serious decision – something I’m going to look at all year long.  Do I go with the Mom organizer one (I have a tendency to buy things like that, subconsciously thinking that just by the purchase I will immediately embody all the qualities of an organized mom)?  Downton Abbey?  What about the one with inspirational quotes every day? Georgia O’keefe is always good, but I had hers last year, and I didn’t want to be a stick in the mud.

Just as I was about to grab whatever was in front of me and go to the checkout, a calendar with the art of Masha D’yans caught my eye.

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I loved the picture on the front and quickly scanned the back to be sure the other pictures were equally beautiful, and they were.  Her art is beautiful and whimsical, and is suitable for both boys and girls.

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According to her bio, her art is inspired by nature, Japanese art, calligraphy, and her native Russian fairy tales – and what a happy marriage they are!  Her work is perfectly balanced between strong geometric lines and sweeping, colorful watercolors.  You can check out more of her work on her website.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 2, 2013 10:33 am

    I had never heard of Masha Dyans before, these illustrations are beautiful!

  2. January 2, 2013 12:46 pm

    Lovin’ this just as much as you are!

    I also love your calendar after Christmas idea!
    What a great tradition and something to do over the Christmas break!
    Very Cool, thanks for sharing!

  3. January 4, 2013 5:05 am

    I LOVE this! I always get my calendar late for the same reason…checking out her website right now! Thanks.

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