I need to get busy and create my "wishlist" for Christmas. Of course the most important wish is that each person in my life be blessed with good health and success in whatever they are doing in their personal life as well as their career or job. Let each person know when sending out your holiday cards that you are proud of them and check on how they are doing.
Second: I'm wishing to work on changing my priorities so more time can be spent with my friends and family doing things together - just even having coffee or lunch with a friend will be something that helps to keep the balance in our lives that is so needed. Just making a phone call to have a conversation is a start.
Third: if there is an organization where there are annual fees to be paid or making a tax deductible donation in his/her name is always helpful and welcomed. My children teamed up to make a donation to the 100 Club of WSO one year and that was a gift I will always remember.
Fourth: there is always a need to replenish art supplies. So if you aren't sure exactly what is needed, a gift certificate to the artist's favorite local art store or online store is always welcomed. Or a gift certificate to the artist's framing store.
Fifth: How about a date to the local art museum or other art event happening in your area. Sometimes there are new movies out that relate to art in some way -- make a date to see one of them. Also you can purchase or rent movies to have a date night at home. Of course seeing a play or favorite musician or singer would be great too.
Sixth: If your artist has mentioned another artist's art, especially a specific piece of art, that will be not only nice for her but also her artist friend if you can surprise her/him with a purchase.
Well, this is a start. What would you add to your list for the artists you know?
Have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday -- whatever you are celebrating! My wish for you is to be surrounded by people you love sharing good food and enjoying the traditions of the season. Don't forget the great conversations. I am forever grateful for the gift of being able to create art and share it with you.
Sharing my paintings with others is one of the joys in my life. Educating others about how I paint and the media I use is very important and why I wanted to reach out through this blog. Hope you will add a comment about what you see.