An Austenesque Holiday Season!First in a Series of Holiday Gift Special Features:Featuring Janet Taylor’s 2017 Calendar
by Barbara Tiller Cole
If a magical transport could transport us to the Northpole this time of year we might catch Santa checking his list twice for your name! Have you been naughty or nice? Maybe it isn’t too late for you to convince him not to leave you a stocking full of coal. But, if you aren’t so sure what Santa’s decision will be, then it might be time to buy some things for yourself or drop some hints to your family. Perhaps it might be time for you to purchase some Austenesque gifts for your friends?
From now until Christmas, Darcyholic Diversions will be featuring posts to enhance your Austenesque Christmas.
The first stop is with Janet Taylor. You may remember Janet’s post here, confirming her Darcyholism, but if you don’t here is the link to her post:
A blessing for the type of work I had for awhile was the gift of travel. It has allowed me to meet many Austen enthusiasts, authors and artists. One of the specials friends I have made along my journey is Janet Taylor. The first time was in Austen as we shared a meal at a restaurant where Janis Joplin got her start, Threadgills. While eating great Texas country fare, we talked about her art and her dreams of what how she would like to use that art.
|Barbara, Jan Hahn and Janet Taylor|
Film has brought alive the characters from our favorite Austen novels, and Janet’s calendar for 2017 feature those heroes. The 2017 calendar features the men of Austen for just $12.00. The link below will allow you to see some of the illustrations from the calendar:
If you don’t want to take a chance that Santa may not bring you your copy, you can order a copy of your very own, or perhaps 10 for friends at the following link:
For a chance to post your story here at Darcyholic Diversions, please share in the comments section your secret wish. What do you want Santa to bring you this holiday season. What Austen gift would you like to receive? Let your imagination run wild! Can’t promise you will get it, but we can all dream can’t we?
What a nice post, Barbara! Thank you so much for having the calendar in your gift list. I'm honored.ReplyDelete
It has been my pleasure to have met you in person and get to know you. I cherish those times and hope we get to meet up again some day in the future. They were fun days!
Merry Christmas to you! I hope everyone is doing good.
Thanks again for promoting the calendar.
Thank you for your willingness Janet! And I do love your art! I still have a few treasured cards left. Only very special people get them! I hope sales for your calendar go very well! After all I want to be sure you get to do a 2018 Calendar!Delete
I remember that day in Salado! Great fun! And let me add my praise to Janet's talents. I'm so excited about this calendar. It may be my favorite of all she's done, although I think I say that every year. Great to see your website active again, Barb!ReplyDelete
Jan, it was an honor to meet you! And hopefully it was the first in many 'meet ups' you had with your fans! I love your books! Need to get you back here at Darcyholic Diversions too soon! Let me know if you would like to! Have a wonderful holiday!Delete
Lovely that you three got together and had fun. I'd love to meet each one of you.ReplyDelete
Wouldn't that be fun! I wish we could all get together and meet you too! :) We had such a good visit both times. Salado is a neat little town and has such great shops. It was fun looking around and seeing all the artsy things.Delete
Suzan: I have had the blessing of meeting many of my favorite authors and artists, etc.! I loved getting to spend time with Janet!Delete
How fantastic that you all got to meet! Living in the UK, I know I'll probably never meet many of my US JAFF friends but it's lovely to see photos of when you get together. Janet's artwork is amazing and the pictures I've seen so far from this latest calendar look wonderful.ReplyDelete
Anji: Have you gotten to go do the Austen tour? Living in the UK? I envy any that have been able to do that. I went to England, Scotland, Ireland once, but it was before my Austen addiction really kicked in and I didn't think to look at the Austen sites! And I know many from the USA travel there for the celebration in Bath each year! So you have a chance if you want to try and make it happen! Thanks again for commenting! And yes, it was great to visit with Jan and Janet!Delete
Hi Barbara. We live all the way up in North Yorkshire, so we're a lot nearer to Brontë country than Austen country. But we do have friends living in Southampton, about 45 minutes drive from Chawton, so I have been able to make that particular pilgrimage. The first time I saw Jane's little writing table, I got goosebumps and shivers all down my spine!Delete
I've not yet managed to get to Bath for the annual festival in September, sadly. It's more likely that I'd be able to get to the Regency week in Alton and Chawton in June, due to the Southampton connection.
When it comes to meeting my UK JAFF friends, again most of them live in southern England. It might mot seem thatvfar for you folk in the US who are used to travelling long distances, but your roads are much more suited for that. I have been fortunate enough to meet one of my favourite JAFF authors though. Cass Grafton used to live in my home town and we had lunch together a couple of years ago when she was paying a visit back. It was a lovely experience and she's a very gracious lady, even when I ambushed her with my copies of all three volumes of A Fair Prospect and press ganged her into signing them for me!