The wheel has turned, as all wheels tend to do. The first Wheel of the Year with Moon Phases was ready in 2011, with versions available to start new beginnings in January and September of each year following. The very last one in the series started to turn in January 2020. The link is below, for you to download and begin to enjoy – right now!
Some of you may have noticed that the Wheels of Time and Place toolkit is now out of print. However, all the original background, instructions, and gallery of examples and digital files are still available on the website – at no cost to you – to support your continuous explorations of time and place. This includes the entire set of digital wheels – one day, one lunar month, one year, a lifetime, elements of nature, and blank wheels, along with a page of instructions for printing and enlarging the Wheels and a reminder of our fair use and photocopying agreement.
As I looked back into the origins of the Wheels of Time and Place toolkit to write this, a flood of recollections of the joys and sorrows of my naïve adventure into self-publishing reminded me of the support that held me up from many corners of my community. With gratitude, I share these photographs from the all-hands-on-deck toolkit stuffing party at Cricket Design Works in Madison, WI. It takes a village to do many things, including raising a first-time publisher! Many thanks to those pictured here (paid only in pizza) and to others not pictured as well (including and not limited to Dave, Betty, and A.B.).
Top row: Joan and Marian (left); Joan and Marian, and Jim (top); John, Cricket, and Sue
Middle row: Kathy (left); Nikki and Alex (middle); the “innards” ready to stuff
Bottom row: Robin and Rebecca (left); Ian (right)