Can you believe the year is almost over?
Covid’s affect on businesses has meant people are savvier about shopping local and supporting their communities. It has also meant people have reassessed what is important to them like a better work life balance.
I think it has helped people take time out for themselves and spend quality time with family.
With these ideas in mind, I have put together some Christmas gift ideas for the whole family.
FOR TEENAGERS TO ADULTS:
Original artworks - These are designed to help you take time out to reflect, be grateful, manifest your desires and remind you of the beauty in your life.
Beautiful Close Ups ecourse – This is an online course for you to do in your own time. Whether you are an artist or a complete newbie, this course is for you if you are curious and wanting a way to express yourself artistically and find a new way to look at the beautiful things in your every day life. It is a lovely way to have some "me time".
Art journaling class voucher - This is a beautiful group class held at Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre. It is a safe space for you to learn how to get in touch with who you are once everyone’s expectations of you are shed. You learn art skills and get to have fun!
1:1 art lesson voucher in my art space. This is 1.5hr long class and we can do whatever interests you.
Commissioned artwork voucher. The person being gifted the voucher can get in touch with me to go over ideas. This can be $20, $50 or $100 to go towards an artwork. Here are three I was commissioned to create last Christmas.
Beautiful Close Ups ecourse – this is a lovely course to do with your kids and make memories together. Hang your artworks alongside each other’s on your wall or give them as a gift. What you learn is addictive and you can do it over and over again, creating something different each time.
Connect With Me class - This is a 1.5hr long art session for 1 adult and 1 child in my art space. These make great presents! The class is tailored to whatever you want to learn. It is a perfect way to spend one on one time with a special little person.
Commissioned artwork. Take a look at some I have made previously, let me know your ideas and will make it. These come framed, ready to hang.
1:1 art lesson voucher - these are tailored to what the child is interested in. This is a 1.5hr session in my art space.
January holiday workshop voucher - These are a small group lessons and are 1.5hrs long in my art space. Program to be posted at a later date.
This week I am launching merchandise in my Redbubble shop! I am so excited!
Redbubble gives independent artists a meaningful new way to sell their creations.
For me, Redbubble allows me to:
showcase my artworks on things I never dreamed of.
muck around designing and not necessarily have the design the same as the original. It might be cropped or tiled.
use artworks I wouldn't usually have sold, for example art I have done in my art journal.
offer you options for prints if my originals are out of your price range.
add new products each month.
Here is a sample of what is available.
There are things such as:
Men's, women's and kid’s clothing
Phone, laptop and tablet covers
Homewares such as bedding, cushions, shower curtains, mugs, travel cups, water bottles, aprons, clocks, puzzles and magnets
Stationery such as stickers, notebooks, journals, pencil cases, stickers and postcards
Accessories such as an assortment of bags, masks & pins
Wall art such as prints, blocks, canvases, framed prints and board prints
On a shop profile, Redbubble only allows one photo per design, so make sure you click the tiny print that says "Shop all products>" under the artwork you like.
I have 4 designs available now but if there is something you just have to have, email me and I am more than happy add it for you! Just ask.
Another exciting thing is that I now have greeting cards available for any occasion. These are printed locally in Faulconbridge so again, you will be supporting another local business buy buying these.
I had a lot of fun designing these in Canva and adding layers to them. Here are 2 of 6 available now. Check out the others in my shop. I have 30 designs available so far, these will be rotated after each one has sold out. There is a print run of 10 per card. They come sealed with an envelope and are blank inside so you can write what your heart desires. Postage if free.
If you just can’t decide, then a voucher is always a good option, that way the person being gifted can pick what they like. You can choose a $20, $50 or $100 voucher.
I hope I have been able to give you lots of ideas!