The 2023 calendar theme “You See What You Look For” is about paying attention to the potential all around us.

Each month features phrases discovered at dive bars and restaurants. Messages left behind by strangers– reimagined and hand drawn with love by Jesi Ekonen. 

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You gotta suck joy out of every chance you get
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JANUARY

Sawmill Saloon
Big Rapids, MI


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FEBRUARY

The Garage
Northport, MI

Love is the Way
Keep Going
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MARCH

Crunchy’s
East Lansing, MI


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APRIL

Stella’s
Grand Rapids, MI

Life moves fast, enjoy it
You are not alive to lose weight and pay bills
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MAY

The Evening Post Bar & Grill
Clare, MI


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JUNE

Purple Parrot Grill
Rehoboth Beach, DE

No one is quite like you and that is your superpower
Don't Overthink It
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JULY

Stober’s Bar
Lansing, MI


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AUGUST

Langston Bar
Langston, MI

Pace Yourself
We're In This Together
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SEPTEMBER

Ivy & Coney
Washington, DC


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OCTOBER

Grand Dad's
Wyandotte, MI

Go Do It!
It's Not Your Responsibility to Live Up to the Expectations of Others
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NOVEMBER

Honest John’s
Detroit, MI


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DECEMBER

The Bird Bar & Grill
Mt. Pleasant, MI

The Rest is Still Unwritten

 

 

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Artist Acknowledgements: Much love to Dan Ekonen for enthusiastically visiting new hole-in-the-wall places in the name of research. Special thanks to friends for contributing gems found on the East Coast! Endless gratitude for Paige Blakeslee’s support + skills bringing this project to life.