Tag Archives: Free Calendars

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016

    March WallpaperThe month of February may be over, but the romance in the air is still in full bloom. Trade out the Valentine cookies, love notes, and rosy, heart cutouts, for a batch of fresh blossoms,  warm, sunshine days, and fruit smoothies. March is a magical month to be in since it's the first month of Spring, so get your sunglasses out, sun hats, sun lotion -- anything sun-related, and let's explore the world together. To set the mood for March and the very start of Spring fever, indulge in our colorful March desktop wallpaper, tailored for mobile phones and tablets, too!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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    If you love illustrations as much as we do, you are in for a treat! This month's wallpaper was designed by illustrator Emily Poulin. Emily just graduated from the California Baptist University in May and is now designing at Krochet Kids in Costa Mesa, CA. Not only do we love her illustrations but we love her style! In this post we talk about her artwork and creative process.

    How did you get started in illustration and graphic design?
    I thoroughly enjoy challenges and realized that I wanted a job that was creative problem solving. Graphic design demands that you think on your feet and process quickly! You never know what project you are going to get or what kind of constraints you have to work within. I also am drawn to details and how they can flesh out a message in its entirety. I love the finishing touches that subtly add to an overall design! 

    How does your personal style influence your artwork?
    I'm very detail oriented in my own personal style. I love braids and tiny accents. I am drawn to things that are unique and show someone else's passion and creativity. I try to incorporate that in my own work-- take things from my daily life or things I find amusing and share it! 

     

    Where do you look for inspiration when channeling your creativity? 
    I don't often look for inspiration out right. I try to take notice of things in my day to day activities and almost catalog them in my brain. If you go on Pinterest or look other places you're letting someone else solve the problem for you! I try to engage with people outside of my creative bubble and immerse myself in their passions and ideas. I am constantly reading something or trying a new technique to keep me learning. 

    Do you have a favorite piece of artwork that you’ve created?
    I don't have a favorite piece of work honestly 

    Our motto here at Ruche is #LiveBeautifully. How do you live beautifully?
    I try to live a life that is encouraging and considerate of others. I find there is such joy in investing in other people and helping them in their journey and growth process. I think life is a lot about growing alongside one another, posing questions, and actively engaging with the world around you that creates meaning. 

    Where can we find you when you aren’t creating swoonworthy art?
    Well when I'm not swooning haha -- You can probably find me baking something or biking around my city! I'm always on the lookout for a good spot to read or undiscovered local gems! 

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    Do you have any advice for anyone interested in a similar career path?
    I'd say it's important to be dedicated. Design can be exhausting at times-- it seems there's always anther revision! It's important to be diligent in your work and practice creative endurance.  Keep a notebook around to jot down sketches or ideas at any time. I also find it therapeutic to make checklists to visualize project progress! 

    I had no clue where design was going to take me when I began-- I didn't even know what Adobe programs were. The journey has been a lot of being thrown in the deepend and learning to swim on my own. But through that process I've learned a lot about myself and the importance of community. I've met so many rad people as a result of my career and I can't wait to see what comes next! 

     

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     Thanks Emily!

    We just adore Emily and her works of art. To view more of her work, follow her on instagram @emilieepoulin! Download your Free September Wallpaper

    xo,
    Ruche

     


  • Friday, May 1, 2015

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    The month of May brings all the blooming flowers from April's sprinkle of showers. Bask in the sun and enjoy the blissful days of spring with this month's free desktop calendar! This month's calendar was designed by our incredibly talented Ruchette, Kelsey DeLange of Honey and the Hive. Check out her Etsy shop and follow her Instagram to see more artful creations and wonderful paintings. Read more about Kelsey and her creative inspirations in our interview with the artist herself here. Stop by our wallpapers page to download the free wallpaper for all of your devices. We hope you're just as smitten as we are!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015

    With the arrival of spring, we are welcoming the month of April with open arms! Celebrate warm weather and blossoming flowers with our latest desktop calendar featuring a blush hued floral anemone design created by the amazingly talented Quinn Luu. Start the month with a fresh wallpaper for your computer! See more sizes (including mobile and tablet-friendly sizes!) and desktop wallpapers here. Read on for an interview with the talented artist and designer herself!

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    We adore everything about Quinn Luu's artwork from her beautifully crafted handmade paper goods to her intricate embroidery and floral prints. This beautiful bride-to-be shares all her creations on her website. Every project she works on is meticulously made with a simplistic, feminine touch. We love her soft and simple personal style that reflects the delicacy of her artwork. We were so fortunate to learn more about Quinn, her artwork, and her creative process, and we're so happy that she created such a lovely piece of artwork just for us! 

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    You currently reside in Boston, which is home to beautiful historical landmarks and intricate architecture. What are some of your favorite things to do in your lovely city?
    I love taking in all of the shops tucked away on Boston’s small streets. In just a few blocks, you can get fresh flowers from the farmer’s market, support a gamut of small shops, dine at award-winning restaurants, and then pick up a box of cannolis for the walk home. Trust me when I say that you CANNOT leave Boston without trying cannolis from Mike’s Pastry!

    How does your personal style influence your artwork?
    My personal style definitely reflects a neutral palette. I love minimalism and I’m drawn towards simple, clean pieces. I enjoy playing with more colors in my artwork, but that calm, feeling of freshness is still there.

    Do you have a favorite piece of artwork that you’ve created?
    Yes! The paper flower wall I made for my engagement party! That 7x7.5’ wall taught me that sometimes it can take a ton of time and a few (ok, like 935,356) glue burns to create something beautiful and worthwhile.quinn-luu-2

    Where do you look for inspiration when channeling your creativity? 
    Ooh, good question! I keep a list of all the fun things that I want to try to do or create. If I ever feel uninspired I just re-visit my list and get started! Next up: laser-cutting.

    Our motto here at Ruche is #LiveBeautifully. How do you live beautifully?
    #LiveBeautifully by counting my blessings everyday. I think that in the pursuit of our dreams and our happiness, it’s important to take a step back and just enjoy what we already have – just be happy. I may or may not have gotten that advice from a fortune cookie... but it’s true!

    Where can we find you when you aren’t creating swoonworthy art?
    Working at a tech company or spending time at the dog park with my pup, Hampton. 

    As a bride-to-be, how have you been putting your personal touches on your big day?
    I am so excited to be able to personalize everything from our wedding website, to place cards, to even creating our ceremony arch! The best part – it’s very collaborative. For our wedding monogram, I drew the wreath and my fiancé (who is not a designer, by the way) came up with the minimal AQ concept down to the exact placement of the wavy line. It’s a lot of fun being able to design everything, but it’s so much more special and personal when it’s a joint effort.quinn-luu-3

    We're enamored with Quinn and her works of art and her passion for creating charming works of art that are both personal and made with love. We love her ability to live beautifully through her creativity and we can't wait to see more from Quinn Luu! 

    xo,
    Ruche


  • Monday, March 2, 2015

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    March is upon us and we are one step closer to spring! Freshen up your desktop with this stunning desktop wallpaper featuring a variety of colorful blossoms, and see more free desktop wallpapers here!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Sunday, February 1, 2015

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    January has flown by (we hope you haven't completely abandoned your New Year's resolutions by now!) and we are so excited for a new month. With the approach of February comes an abundance of florals, hearts and lace and a first look at spring! Here's a little fun fact about this month's free desktop calendar: the background is actually a portion of our hand-painted mural that served as the background for our upcoming lookbook! Stay tuned to spot the artwork from this month's calendar in our lookbook, and get the high res version of the free wallpaper here!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Thursday, January 1, 2015

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    A new year, a new month and... a new desktop calendar! We are looking forward to seeing to what the new brings, so we're starting it on the right foot with a new desktop wallpaper. Click here to download the high-res version!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Monday, December 1, 2014

    Do you feel that chill in the air? It must be December! We're celebrating this festive month with a sweet wallpaper to spruce up your desktop. Download the high res version and see our past wallpapers here!  

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Saturday, November 1, 2014

    Now that autumn is in full swing, don't let the days fly by without downloading our November desktop calendar. Make sure you enjoy each day's cool air and falling leaves. Though Black Friday shopping won't be until the end of the month, we can't wait to try out hot apple cider drinks and turkey dishes in preparation for Thanksgiving! Happy fall Ruchettes!

    xo,
    Ruche


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  • Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    October is the month of pumpkin carving, changing leaves, crisp air, cute kids in costumes and way too much candy! We're always excited for the autumnal change and after a long hot summer, we are embracing the (hopefully) cool weather with open arms. To kick off this wonderful month, download our desktop calendar for free right here!

    xo,
    Ruche


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