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free desktop wallpaper – august(ish)

august 2010 free desktop wallpaper

august 2010 free desktop wallpaper

This month’s free desktop download was inspired by our recent trip to the “big city,” ie. Boston. It may not be the largest like it in the world, but it still makes all of Maine’s cities look like quaint little villages. As much as I enjoy traveling, doing so always reminds me just how much I love my home–small and quaint as it may be. Click to download your free desktop wallpaper!

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july’s free desktop wallpaper – fireflies at night

fireflies are nature's sparklers--free july desktop wallpaper download

“Fireflies are nature’s sparklers.” I’m quite enchanted by this scene… the little girl reminds me of my daughter, although that wasn’t my intention when doodling. I suppose her sweet, inquisitive nature snuck into my subconscious when I was busy doing boring grown-up things like balancing my checkbook and loading the dishwasher. There’s nothing like a little kid to remind you it’s the simpler things in life that make the daily drudgery worthwhile.

Ah, but I digress. I hope this summery illustrative desktop wallpaper makes up for June’s slightly last-minute design. Click above to download!

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new poster design: numbers & veggies

numbers & veggies

So after finishing numbers & fruits and numbers & candy, it was only a matter of time before I tried my hand at something healthier–vegetables!

Once again, I spent a long time deliberating exactly which veggies would make the cut (teehee.) Potatoes and onions fell by the wayside; the former were not visually stunning (although they’re one of my favorite foods) and my drawings of the latter were barely decipherable. Summer squash was a close second to pumpkins, but pumpkins won out for being more easily identifiable. I fussed over the cabbages in row 5 for a long time, and I’m still not certain they won’t be mistaken for Brussels sprouts, but hey, what can you do? And yes, I realize tomatoes are technically a fruit, not a veggie. Just play along. There’s a reason I’m not a scientific illustrator. 😉

You’ll soon find this poster in the Calobee Doodles shop!

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new counting poster: candy

numbers & candy

My first idea for the numbers & fruits counting poster was intended to be numbers & candy, but somewhere along the line I decided fruits would be better suited to the design. The other night I thought I’d try going back to the original idea, and this came together quickly. This is the poster for those of you who’d prefer something sweet but a little more “refined.” 😉

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free june desktop wallpapers

I’ve been a lazy doodler lately, partly because I’ve been working on some custom orders I can’t share just yet, but also partly because, well… see the part about lazy. It’s just too nice outside to sit in front of a computer all day!

So June’s free desktop wallpapers are simple and fun and only a week late. 🙂 Click below to download your favorite: