A nifty thing about reaching the end of the year is that I can rip apart my calendar and use it in art projects. This past year, in my office I enjoyed the 2008 Cavallini "Birds & Nests" calendar; each month portrayed a different luscious painting of...you guessed it...birds and nests (and eggs). These pages were from January and December. Even though the calendar images were huge, I suppose the actual paintings were very delicate (considering the size of the postage stamps and cancellation marks). I suppose that's 1867. Makes me want to learn some basic calligraphy.