Wednesday, November 4, 2009

What do you plan for it? (a semi-regular series)*

Answer #2: Gift it!

I love to give my art as gifts. Some of my favorite pieces of art to give away are collage dominoes. I often give those small tokens to friends and family in times of mourning or spiritual crisis. The small tokens are just enough more than a card that I feel like I am giving something tangible. The recipient finds them meaningful, yet also manageable. Plus, I love making them.

Occasionally, I give away larger pieces of art. I am planning to give this collage as a gift to a very special couple for Christmas. The problem is that I can't say who because I don't want to spoil the surprise. I can give some hints, though:
  • this couple enjoys art and has taken art classes, even though I don't think of them as part of my group of art friends;
  • this couple creates art and even displays their own original art in their home;
  • this couple has given us original art, which we have displayed in our home;
  • this collage features an image from a collage sheet I made which includes an element from their home; and
  • I am indebted to this couple for creating a wonderful human being
Do you know who it is? If so, please don't spoil the surprise.

Have you ever given your art as gift? It's a wonderful thing to do.

*"What do you plan for it?" is a semi-regular series which suggests answers for what to do with all that incredible art we make.


humel said...

Oh, it's lovely - lucky recipients :-)

Unknown said...

Beautiful. I love making gifts... I sometimes wonder, though, if the receiver understands the heart that goes into them. Your recipient will LOVE this!

Jen Martakis said...

What a wonderful gift. I love the idea of gifting the dominoes. What a neat idea!

20Birds said...

i love giving my art as gifts... i cant fill my entire house with it... because for one thing i like having the art of other people...

Deb said...

love your art! what a wonderful gift!

Unknown said...

Your art is beautiful. What a wonderful gift you're giving!

Christy said...

Really enjoying your blog! You are a very talented lady! :)

Amy said...

I have given my 'art' as a gift from time to time - mainly handmade gift boxes and cards.