Gift Giving Made Easy

As many of you know, I’ve been a “professional student” for the last 7.5 years which didn’t exactly leave me with much of a disposable income. When it comes to gift giving, it’s almost inevitable that I am going to paint you something. Luckily, my friends and family seem to prefer this to store bought gifts anyways, so it seems to work out (or at least that’s what they tell me haha).

My mom’s 50th birthday was December 1st, and leading up to it, she gave me her wish list.

She wanted this painting.
She wanted this painting.

But MUCH bigger.

Okay, great, I can do that.

Ta Da! Is 30x40" big enough for you?
Ta Da! Is 30×40″ big enough for you?

To put it in perspective, here it is relative to me. Clearly, it is MUCH bigger than the original 16×20″ that I’m holding in the earlier picture.

Please pardon the terrible lighting...
Please pardon the terrible glare from the lighting…

Luckily, my mom seemed to love it, and she also had a wonderful night celebrating her 50th birthday.

And here it is proudly displayed in its new home
And here it is proudly displayed in its new home
And here it is again. Just because. I kind of really like all the colors.
And here it is again. Just because. I kind of really like all the colors.

 

Do you prefer store bought or homemade gifts? I personally LOVE anything homemade. I genuinely look forward to receiving cards more than gifts since they’re usually the only personalized part of a gift (assuming the person took the time to get one and actually write something meaningful in it). In fact, if you’ve ever given me a card and wrote more than just your name in it, I probably still have it 🙂 

Are you done your holiday shopping yet? If not, be sure to check out my online store of original paintings and prints, or contact me for a commissioned painting. There isn’t much time left, but I’m all done school now (FOREVER!) so I’ve got plenty of time to make something special for you 🙂 

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Gift Giving Made Easy

  • December 16, 2013 at 4:09 pm
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    Home made, especially from family are much better.

    Out of all of the gifts given to me by my daughter when she was a child, the one that stands out is a rag doll she made of Australian bushranger Ned Kelly that now sits beside my computer. She must have made that 15-20 years ago.

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  • December 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm
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    That is a wonderful painting Agata – and no doubt it’s even more impressive in its ‘size large’ version!

    I’m happy with any kind of gifts – at the moment I would certainly appreciate art materials and books are always on my list 🙂

    Have a happy and healthy Christmas. And best wishes to you for 2014!

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    • December 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm
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      Art materials are always a great gift, and then you can use them to make gifts for others too. Win win.

      I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and all the best in 2014 to you as well!

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  • December 23, 2013 at 9:07 am
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    Wow.. indeed a good choice by your mom.. what a marvellous painting! Love the colors and the center stage is set for the girl and the umbrella!

    Well done Agata!

    Cheers
    Pieter

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    • December 23, 2013 at 9:25 am
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      Thanks Pieter,
      I hope you have a great Christmas and all the best to you in 2014!

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    • December 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm
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      Thank you Gabriel! You’re so kind

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