I'm super close to my grampa, who is 88. In his earlier years he wrote a series of poems, which he is proud of, one for each month of the year. For his Christmas present for 2010 I wanted to surprise him by illustrating each poem and making a calendar for the family.
Well, I guess I bit off more than I could chew at the time because I only managed to finish 7 of the 13 pieces. I'll get the others done soon, but probably not in time for Christmas of '11!
This is a digital mock-up of the cover image for the calendar. It's one I haven't yet completed... mostly because all that quilling is going to take for-stinkin'-ever! There's a lot I've learned in just a year of practice, so I'm thinking the final pic is going to look a bit different than this.