Jolie Bell introduces new calendar, note cards
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Bell shows her calendar.
HOLMES BEACH – Island author Jolie Bell has something new for her fans – a 2010 Natural Reflections calendar featuring photos of the Island.
“It started because I had some great photos of the Island – some taken by me, some taken by my husband, Steve, and some taken by friends, and I wanted to do something with them,” Bell said.
“The first five pages of the calendar contain 60 ads from Island businesses because I feel it is important to support our local businesses. It also gives people who buy the calendars ideas of where to go for food, services and merchandise.”
Each month of the calendar includes a photograph with Bell’s hand-drawn embellishments, a meaningful quote, a description of what’s in the photo and credits for the author and photographer. Each also shows the month’s birthstone, and flower with a drawing of the flower.
Photos are of beach scenes, wildlife, plants and trees and special Island features such as the trolley and the Privateers’ boat float. Bell printed, assembled and bound the calendars herself.
The note cards were introduced last year and they contain the same elements as the calendar pages, but she has added new Anna Maria scenes to the mix.
Bell is the author of the popular Poor Tugger books of canine quips accompanied by her drawings that were inspired by her miniature schnauzer. She also creates memory books for cats and dogs with pages to write memories and record you pet’s information and photos, dog and cat note pads, Florida Pet Pal cards featuring your pet’s photo, painted gift bags and picture frames and Tugger greeting and holiday cards.
Her new calendars are $12 and are available at Chapae, Ginny’s and Jane E’s at the Old IGA and Body and Sol in Anna Maria; Restless Natives, Sun and Surf, Mr. Roberts, AMI Video, Ace Hardware and Sweet Peas in Holmes Beach and Front of Back Alley in Bradenton Beach. They are available off Island at Essence of Time on Cortez Road and Circle Books on St. Armand’s Circle. Note cards are available at various Island businesses.
For more information, call Bell at 778-5397.