Art is such a wonderful gift…and crafts as well.
Many small local shops and galleries usually have a some sort of holiday show, sale, bazaar and offer opportunities for buying something made with love and care, usually by a local artisan, to give as a gift to someone special.
This is also a chance to contribute to local communities and especially welcome is the thought that an artist actually sees a small profit for their time and energy as well as an encouragement to create more wonderful things!
What a sense of satisfaction to both the artist and the recipient when such a gift solicits a warm comment about how perfect a painting looks in a setting of your choosing or else how beautiful a scarf looks against your coat….or earrings dangling from your ears are seen with a smile and a small sense of delight.
Buy local, buy art, support artists and have a wonderful holiday!