If you're like me, you probably have a few artists, DIYers or crafters on your Christmas list this year. You might also be running out of ideas for gifts to give these creative individuals, especially if they've been on your nice list for awhile. In an effort to make your gift shopping a little easier this holiday season, here are some ideas of gifts for artists.
What are the best gifts to give for someone who loves art?
It can be tough to make a living in a creative field – but living a creative life can be so expensive! Oh, the irony. We get it… so today we’re sharing some tips on how to live your best life on an artist’s budget.
1. Use your local library
I can’t even fathom the amount of money I’ve saved by using my local library over the years. First, there’s the obvious one… borrow non-fiction books for inspiration, DVDs, music CDs, novels, etc. Continue Reading
Gwen Hauser is an atelier-trained painter; lots of classical training on how to capture light, get perfect skin tones, and do things the right way. And for a long time, that perfectionism was what stifled her creativity.
“It was suffocating,” she says. “I’m a mess when I work. I like things visually chaotic, and I needed the freedom to strip my art down to the core and make mistakes.” You wouldn’t know if from her paintings, which are detailed, abstract ‘maps’ inspired by vintage newspaper clippings and photographs. Continue Reading
Check out this rather cool artist’s palette clock available through ArtistGifts.com. “The perfect artist gift” is on sale for $36.95 (plus FREE shipping), but your favorite craft or art store will provide you with what you'll need to create your own for less than half the price.