07 November 2008

2009 Is Coming

Okay people. 2009 is right around the corner. I can hear the knuckles cracking from those warming up and getting ready to start complaining about the next call for submissions to the Fractal Universe calendar.

Well, you no longer need to complain. You can create your own calendar. I put together a few samples in just a few minutes. You can too.

You can create monthly calendars.
You can create yearly calendars.
You can even create different styles.
The point is, do something.

Don't whine about whether or not the submission process is a contest.

Don't whine about the ethics of the image selection process or the compensation details.

Don't whine about whether or not the images selected are excellent examples of fractal art or are mediocre.

Don't whine about whether or not the calendar publisher operates their business in the manner you think is appropriate.

Just do something constructive and prove to yourself it can be done. Try it. You just might find it liberating.

Find free templates to use. There are free ones available for Microsoft Word. There are free ones available for Photoshop. There are ones available for Lightroom for a small fee. The ones I used are available from Camera's View. Or, make your own. It doesn't matter.

Print the pages individually from your favorite print outlet. Get a poster sized print for the yearly calendar.

If you want to print the calendar and have it spiral bound, why not try Lulu.com? You can print the standard size for $12.72 plus shipping.

You might even be able to sell a few if you print one for yourself and show it to people.

So, the choice is yours. Be proactive and do something creative, or continue to whine and complain about something over which you have absolutely no control and won't change because you decide to complain about it. Chose to do something for yourself, or chose to try to tear down others because you aren't happy about some aspect of the venture.