2021 Stowe & So Year Planner / Doodlepad by Tori Stowe
Our 2020 A3 year planner or 'doodlepad' consists of thirteen tear off pages and a backing board. The cover is detachable, to plan and view your year at a glance. There is a full calendar page per month on which to sort out the details.
Artist Tori Stowe says: My favourite annual task is to design and illustrate our desk organiser. I hold a meeting of all the doodles, sketches and thoughts of the year, and invite them to chat to each other. It’s like throwing an annual out-of-hand, no-holds-barred, free-tequila-shooters office party for the characters in my sketchbooks*.
Each year it has a slightly different theme or feel – depending on my headspace and what has happened the previous year. 2019 has been a tough year – what with deranged leaders, economic turmoil, panic about looming environmental disasters and clear evidence that 15 year olds would do a better job of running things – so I’ve based the 2020 calendar on concepts which I feel will offer support, guidance and lashings of humour to help us steel a course to calmer times: tolerance, resilience, kindness, gratitude, generosity and strength, along with thoughts about teamwork, environmental awareness, doodles of ducks and discussions as to whether dogs, pigs perhaps have a better handle on things than humans and should be given more power. Or hats.
I didn’t come to any conclusions because it is all about new beginnings...
Our 2021 year planner is full of wisdom, inspiration and humour with kind drawings to hold your hand through the toughest days of 2021. A whole year with no mistakes in it yet!