This time of year, I often get asked, “Where can I buy (insert a project I’ve created art for here) to give my (insert beloved family member or friend here) this Christmas?” I figure this is a great opportunity to put all of the links in one place, so that you can get your Christmas shopping sorted easily! The e.g. Creative Solutions Christmas Gift Guide, if you will.
So, without further ado, here it is:
I can’t talk about my favourite gifting options for the holiday season without a little bit of shameless self-promotion because I have a print shop now!
You can buy my art directly from me (Yes, really! I’ll even send it to you with a heartfelt, hand-written thank you card!). Currently I offer a range of fine art prints and high-quality Christmas cards (essential for this time of year!), but I can do larger prints on request, and I also have a limited availability for custom pieces - if you’re looking for something extra special, get in touch! In the New Year, I’ll be releasing a range of non-seasonal greeting cards and a few new print designs, so watch this space.
When you buy my art from me, it honestly makes my day! You’re helping me live my childhood dream of being an artist, and you’re quite literally helping me to pay my mortgage, so thank you very much, it genuinely means the world to me. To show my appreciation, I’m actually running a giveaway! All you have to do is be subscribed to my mailing list (which you should do anyway to be the first to know about new products and access exclusive discounts) OR follow the instructions on my last post on my socials to be in to win your choice of my art prints. I have a few prints to give away, so what are you waiting for?
Fledgling’s First Flight and Wise ole Whisky
These two books which I illustrated for the incredible Dr Janice Belgrave earlier in the year are beautiful, wholesome stories with great literacy resources and, dare I say it, very pretty pictures, so I can understand why you’d want to get your hands on them this Christmas. They’re a hit with children, but I can promise you’ll enjoy reading them too!
The Adventures of Frrug
This is the book for young people, and the young at heart, who love a good puzzle!
Illustrated by yours truly, The Adventures of Frrug is a maze book unlike any you’ve seen before. Frrug needs your help to navigate his pre-historic world, and avoid dangerous obstacles and hungry animals. You’ll travel up and down through holes in the book pages to navigate the maze, keep Frrug safe, and reunite him with his friends.
I’m very excited that this year I can offer Frrug to you directly through my shop, and he's even on sale at the moment! That’s right, you can buy Frrug and my art prints from me at the same time and kill two birds or, you know, tick off a few people from your shopping list at the same time!
Let me know if I missed anything!
If there’s something I’ve worked on that you’d like to give to someone special this Christmas, let me know and I’ll do my best to find you a link, if it’s still available to purchase, I’d love to help you support small businesses this year.
Otherwise, I’ll be back in the New Year with tips to bring your stories to life, but for now, I’m hoping you have the happiest holiday season, remember to join my art giveaway, and drink plenty of eggnog for me!