Free March Calendar Wallpaper: Vintage Dreams

This month’s calendar wallpaper is inspired by light and shadows and ideas out of focus.  It combines a film noir aesthetic with vintage paper textures and colors, creating a warm glow for your monitor reminiscent of a spring sunset.  This March wallpaper is ready for your standard- or wide-screen monitor, iPad or iPhone and comes in the following resolutions:

Standard
1600×1200
1440×1080
1280×960
1024×768

Widescreen
1920×1200
1440×900
1280×800

iPad
768×1024

iPhone
320×480

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Free February Calendar Wallpaper: call me when you’re ready to…

This month’s calendar wallpaper is my favorite in a while.  It combines grungy textures, a photo negative look, and a mysterious figure in the foreground that creates a narrative within the image.  It comes in calendar and non-calendar versions in all your favorite sizes for full screen & wide screen monitors, iPhone, iPad and Twitter.

Full Screen
1600×1200
1280×960
1024×768

Wide Screen
1920×1200
1440×800
1280×800

iPad
768×1024

iPhone
320×480

Twitter
1920×1200

Download call me when you’re ready to… 11.8 MB
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Grace

This pretty Blogger template uses floral patterns and some hand-drawn flower accents to create an elegant backdrop for your photos or words. Perfect for any season and any age, it has a classic appeal. It practically begged to be named Grace.

If you’re interested in having your Grace template customized — with a unique header graphic like the screenshot, for example — let us know!  We’d love to work with you to make your new (or old) home on Blogger more unique and beautiful!

Download Grace

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  1. Thankfull
  2. Last Bit of Summer
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Free Desktop Wallpaper: Gilmel – The Lost Empire

The ancient city of Gilmel, bordered on three sides by the great river Nazarel, was lost in the battle of Harper’s Point.  Gilmel — once the thriving cradle of civilization — was fortified on all sides by walls 30 feet high and twice as thick.  Even that, however, could not stop the Samsen army from laying waste to the city.  The siege lasted 3 weeks, and when the walls came tumbling down,  the great stone gargoyles smashed and shattered in the streets, most of the civilians fled up-river to the nearby city of Oreh…

The concept behind this month’s wallpaper was a mythical city, ancient, rich with culture and art, remembered in its architecture and ruins.  Anyone who’s been to Europe can appreciate the reverence you feel when looking at the remains of a former city, imagining what the city might have looked like hundreds, if not thousands of years ago, what the people and the culture was like.  That feeling of reverence is what we were going for when we designed this wallpaper.

This month, we have calendar and non-calendar versions as well as a Twitter background in the following resolutions:

Widescreen
1920×1200
1680×1050
1440×900

Fullscreen
1600×1200
1280×960
1024×768

Twitter
1920×1200

Download Gilmel: The Lost Empire 127988.3 GB
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The art of Jenevieve Hubbard

We’ve been wanting to talk about art more.  As artists, we’re always interested in new and innovative things that other artists are doing.  Occasionally that applies to websites, but occasionally that applies to, you know, real art — tangible art you can look at and (possibly) touch and smell and experience.  I’m hoping that this post represents the first in a series of posts about art and artists.  Stuff we like and would like to share.

Jenevieve Hubbard is a local artist in Salt Lake City.  While originally from Cedar City, Utah, she spent much of her childhood in a native traditional village in Alaska, and absorbed the sights, sounds, smells and stories of the Y’upik people.

Her multimedia art caught our attention because she often uses unconventional materials like dirt, tea and india ink.  Her latest body of work, titled Narrow Passage, uses embroidered silk carved into wood panels.  If you’re in the Salt Lake Area  you should consider checking out her show at the Charley Hafen Gallery.

Here is a collection of some of her previous work:

Kutkh | Mixed Media on Canvas | 49 x 75

Tall Poppy | Mixed Media on Canvas | 20 x 25

Milk | Mixed Media on Wood | 20 x 25

Marrow | Mixed Media on Wood | 20 x 25

The Wren | Mixed Media on Wood | 20 x 25

b | Mixed Media on Wood | 12 x 12

Good Mother | Mixed Media on Wood | 12 x 12

Integration | Mixed Media on Wood | 12 x 12

Flowers in the Dark | Mixed Media on Wood | 30 x 40

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2e6c0a0ecb51c9d67263485a1713294d The art of Jenevieve HubbardChris Reynolds is one half of Arcane Palette and writes the majority of the blog posts on this site. He also has a personal blog, jazzsequence, where he shares links, videos, thoughts about music, technology and gaming, and posts various personal music and writing projects.