Thursday, December 5, 2013

Bonbon's Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Number 1: BUY ART

Poppy and Mushroom

Perusing gift guides this time of year can be a super fun way to get both ideas and to totally overwhelm yourself but so what? Throw caution to the wind, definitely DON'T GO TO WALMART!
I bet recipients on your list would like some real art and books and snarky t-shirts and beautiful jewelry and handmade items that real makers have made with heart. I know I would. 

Sold yet? You will be after you see Alexandra Lakin's fantastic fantastical works. We went to art school together at The School of Arts and Design at Alfred University. She was always one of my very favorite artists then and she is still is now. Her color combinations are so delicate and also wild and perfectly suited to her imaginative ways of illustrating these little stories. To me they evoke an imaginary and real sense of earlier American lives, a little wilder and a little more free yet quite bound to the earth. Anyone would  be lucky to receive and live with them so without further adieu, I present you with DAY 1 of Bonbon's Countdown to Giving, an opportunity to give and/or own some of the real (badass) art of Alexandra Lakin
Angel and Miner
Orange Mushroom

Spring and Winter Mushroom Hunters, (each side)

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