Our youngest is very protective of her Dad. I swear I'm not slapping him about for sassing me.
In 2011 I made a portrait of my eldest daughter to teach her about color theory. Today I made a companion portrait for my youngest daughter Robin who is now about the same age. Because, Mom has no favorites.
This is the original of my big girl.
Next week is my birthday and as I edge closer to my 40's I count among my achievements building a community of artists as my friends. You can find tons of gift guides out there where the writer receives payment for listing "best-of" links, but this list will gain me nothing but a high-five the next time I visit a good buddy. I saw many of these projects in their early stages (some in my very own home) and am delighted to show them to you now for the 2016 holiday season.
For the children...
For the teens...
Author CK Dawn has created an exciting new world in her Netherwalker series where her young heroines serve as modern knights of the Round Table battling monsters in an world-spanning adventure tale. Excellent holiday reading. Well-reviewed and award winning as you can see by checking her work out on Amazon.
For the adults...
For any person who is not a shrinking violet may I suggest any art by Michael Ellis. He is a fine artist by training and the creator of the syndicated comic Cletus the Defeatist.
Apologies to any friends who I didn't remember to put on the list. I tried to stick to folks who have new-ish stuff out this year. Send me an email if you are working on a new project and I will add you to 2017!