gratitude-a-thon day 2008: the makers

At the holidays, crafts are everywhere, vying for your spending dollars. I have such gratitude for this because, besides love, I think people who create make the world go round.

I adore an artist, a person who makes things out of absolutely nothing but their own imagination. There is energy in this, a swelling of inspiration, a big wild burst of joy.

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If you’re looking for absolutely adorable gifts, look no further than my friend Stephanie Peterson Jone’s website. Her Drawing for Joy book is smart, fun and dare I say meditative (a super big compliment from someone who has the attention span of a tired toddler).

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If a landscape painting is in the budget, go take a look at Kevin Kearns dreamy works of art. An art director turned artist, Kevin’s work absolutely knocks me out. I will one day have one of these hanging in my house, I swear it.

 

 

For sparkly, colorful, make-an-outfit bling, head to Elementsjillschwartz. This prolific designer gives you lots to choose from. The one-for-you, one-for -them theory of gift buying will likely plague you here.

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Got a kid on your list, or an adult who thinks they are a kid, or an actual adult who likes to laugh, get a deb lucke book. This one can make a story and draw it. Some people get all the talent. Anyway, her Lunch Witch book is being made into a major motion picture starring, drumroll, Kate McKinnon!

To all those who make, create and fill the world with art, gratitude and love. Keep it coming. We need you.

 

 

 

 

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