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Last year I took on the challenge of creating something every single day. 365 somethings! I surprised myself and completed it. Mostly loving it, sometimes not. And then something curious happened. When I was done with that year long project, I didn't want to make anything. A lot of stuff happened in my life (my amazing Dad died) and art was the thing I probably needed most, but cared the least about. So I just let myself be OK with doing nothing. I hiked (a LOT) and just let time pass. And now I feel it starting to come back, but in a different way. More about the process and less about the outcome. Just the feeling of moving color across a page (using my fingers a lot) and making marks on a page (there is just something about making a bold, black, inky mess). I've started keeping art journals, so called because that's the current term-du-jour, but they're more scrapbook like. I do anything I want in them, paste in things, write lists of stuff to do, smear paint, scribble. I love the idea of layers of life in those pages and recently pulled out some old sketchbooks of really horrible stuff and started washing over them with paint. Loving the results of knowing the bad is always part of what makes the good that much better. And who knows, this moment's "good" may well be the next moment's "bad". And so it goes.
I made it through the whole month with a piece of art every day ("make something cool every day")! These are the remaining for January. Looking forward to February (it's a short month!) Many of these are available in both the original art or as prints/canvas/home goods and more. If you can't find it (start in the upper right of my website on the PURCHASING tab) please email me! I'll do what I can to help, or try to make it happen if it's not currently available.
One of my vendors is having a Black Friday sale too great to not share. Zazzle has 65% off posters today only. I order from them myself and can attest to the quality. Today's discount code is: BLACKFRISAVE
I have such varied tastes and my art reflects that. I get bored doing the same thing too long so I am always exploring and making new things. I'm proud to say there is something for everyone on your list.