We're heading into my very favorite time of year. Cooler temperatures, first snows (always magical), food a'plenty, good cheer, and gifts. Gift giving is my very favorite thing in the world. And, if "gift giver" was a career, I would be the president of the company.
I think art is one of the best gifts to give and to receive. It's personal and meaningful, and, like a book, it keeps on giving; a constant reminder of a special moment or person.
Below is a collection of art gifts that will fit a few people on your list.
1. For the Romantic: The New Yorker Cover - September 15, 2008 Print by Eric Drooker
The cover of this magazine reminds me of the beginning of any relationship. It's a summer evening, the sky is rose colored, and the weather is perfect for a dress. Love is in the air.
2. For the Naturalist: Park by Gustav Klimt
If you have a tree-lover in your house, this is perhaps the most stunning tree print in the world. Definitely hug worthy.
3. For the Dog Lover: Shake No. 3 by Becky Kinkead
I love the colors and movement in this piece, and the fact that the doggy shake is a familiar, endearing part of life with Fido.
4. For the Sportsman(woman): Football Play on Chalkboard by Howard Sokol
'Tis the season of football. And, although I may be the only person in the United States not to be a fan, I love this piece. There's something about the chalk dust and all those Xs and Os. I'm rooting for the Os.
5. For the Foodie: Wild Raspberries, c. 1959 (Green) by Andy Warhol
There's a whole world of Andy Warhol food-related prints that go beyond the soup cans. This print is one of a set of dessert prints that remind me of grandma's special lime jello.
6. For the Mid-Century Fan: Orange Eames Rocking Chair by NaxArt
I believe the true beauty of Charles Eames' designs lie in the simplicity of his lines and colors. This print captures both of those traits, making a beautiful statement.
To see more of my favorite pieces of art - including this one I just gifted to our mantel - check out my Pinterest board.