this is a calendar book...for the year 1993...that was created by artist susan riecken. i've loved this book for sixteen years. it's literally travelled with me across the ocean a few times, and, to this day, i consider it to be one of my most treasured pieces of artwork. and here's why: the original calendar that susan created was done so using rubber stamps...that she hand carved from Eberhard Faber Rub-Kleen erasers. her carving tool of choice was an X-Acto knife fitted with a number 11 blade. every date, letter and illustration is a result of a hand-carved rubber stamp, some measuring only 1/16th of an inch tall! susan has included lunar phases, solstices, and equinoxes, along with quotes and fun-facts throughout the calendar. each time i look through this treasure, i try to imagine the amount of hours that went into this project. i have such appreciation for her passion in completing such a masterpiece...and i'm truly inspired. click on image for a better view of this wonderful artwork!