AGH! What the heck should you get the artist in your life this gift giving season? (That artist can definitely be YOU.) Today, enjoy some of the goodies on my wish list. Feel free to forward this to your loved ones to give them a clue. 😉
Mallory Journals seems to know where it’s at when it comes to quality sketchbooks and journals. I journal and/or sketch every day and having something portable and with quality paper is always appealing to me. With my current lifestyle I’m particularly drawn (ha, ha…) to this one. I have a special place in my heart for all things handmade, especially books.
I’m always talking about our inner critic, so it’s only appropriate that one of my favorite arty people Danielle Krysa of The Jealous Curator has a new book out called Your Inner Critic is a Big Jerk. As it’s illustrated in parts, the hardcover may be especially nice for that artist in your life. Otherwise, for the traveler, there is a kindle version. I am hopeful a family member catches this article in time to get me this in kindle (wink, wink)!
Know an artist still aiming to build their skills? I have a series of workshops available in my package Build Your Drawing Skills. I wish I had access to content like this when I was first learning!
I’m also coveting artwork by our very own Creative Spirit Charlene Scott. Her flower paintings make me so happy! Check out her shop here, but beware, I gave my honey quite a long wish list from this shop. 😉
I’ve always loved the pigments Koi uses and their mini watercolor kit looks like no exception. I’m so happy to have a travel kit with me as I transition to Canada and find my home here. And it makes less excuses for the artist you love to NOT create, even when they are on the move!
And of course, what creative doesn’t enjoy a little mindless creative play time? Some people love to color, and others enjoy a new kit or medium to explore, like creating prints with the sun! Suss out your creative loved one: what would they prefer?
I’m going to give a shout out to one more artist today. I’ve been drooling over embroidery work by Sarah K Benning since I discovered my own love of embroidery. I had an idea for creating designs and selling them as a subscription and looked around Instagram only to find she’s one step ahead of the game. You can subscribe to a monthly program where you make her designs OR get an original. Learn more here.
Sometimes, too, us artists can feel a bit lonely or disconnected. Has your artist loved one talked about seeking community and connection? Perhaps they want to make more art in 2017? Then they might be a perfect fit for The Circle. You can learn about my special mastermind program here.
And of course, there is the always reliable and read multiple times a year book Steal Like an Artist. Just be careful and check your artist loved one’s bookshelf: they might already have it!
Always some good advice: did your loved one send you ideas? I’m pretty sure those are the things they want. You don’t have to get super creative if they’ve already told you! An artist can have very specific needs when it comes to materials so if they are running short on supplies that could be the perfect gift this holiday season.
Be Creatively Courageous: Do you know something else you would add to this wishlist? Please feel free to add to this wishlist in the comments below! 🙂
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