Backstory: January, 2021 Art Calendar

Janus coin (January)I've been thinking about January. Actually all of 2021 as I just finished my new art calendar. So I’m going to share my thoughts and a few curious details about months — and the story about the art featured on the calendar pages. I hope you enjoy it!

January. The first month of the year. Named for Janus, the two-faced Roman god of transitions, the god of endings and beginnings. He was the protector of gateways and doors, and “presided” over journeys, travel, and shipping.

Looking backward and ahead is what we do in January. We reflect on the past and make resolutions for the future. We mentally leave the old year behind to enter the new year with fresh eyes. We begin a familiar cycle of time again with confidence and hope, and a little nervousness about the future. A new unmarked calendars reminds us of the promise to come in the days and weeks ahead. That’s January.

January Art: Storm Water Rush
I chose
Storm Water Rush to start January strong — with visual energy and vibrant colors. It's an abstract landscape with bold and curious colors that seem like turbulent waters rushing down a mountain gully after a thunderstorm. I like the cold crispness of the magentas and aqua greens. And its slightly edgy and restless. Like January — a month for anticipation and expectations. 

View the 2021 Tabletop Calendar