You thought that I’d say, “Your glittering presence is the only gift necessary.”
Okay, yes, that is a sweet one, and yet there’s one more absolutely essential gift to share this year.
Your friends will discover a sense of wonder when they use this absolutely essential gift.
In fact, this little package may propel others to a whole new Universe.
And—that gift—starts with you giving Art Supplies.
“What?” You say.
“What if?” I reply with a twinkle in my green eyes.
What if we shared the tools of creation instead of some cheap gag gift or obnoxious peach candle?
What if by giving a notebook of watercolor paper, some brushes and watercolor paints, you spark a creative fuel in your friend’s soul?
“But where do I start?” You mumble.
Well, you can collect some dried birch bark and old wood-stove charcoal—just kidding, I’d stop by one of the local art stores near you.
Wander around the art shop, and think of your friend’s soul energy.
Are they the type who chills out with meditation music (oil paints—it’s a slow process) or are they always in motion (acrylic paints—they dry quickly)?
Do they love getting messy? Clay.
Do they enjoy writing? Calligraphy pens.
Get out your shopping list, and add this absolutely essential gift to the top of it because your friends will love you for bringing a little more creativity into their lives!
Bring the glitter, and your glittering presence this year!
Jes Wright loves being barefoot, taking deep breaths of orange blossoms while doing yoga, and finds nature in even the most urban spaces. She is an adventurer, enjoying the acts of painting, writing and playful mindfulness in her mostly uncharted journey between northern California and upstate New York, and back again. Jes holds an MA in Individualized Studies (Creative Nonfiction) from Goddard College where she learned the power of Transformative Language Arts. Currently, she’s working on a novel, a poetry chapbook, and being an ever present diplomat for those with Asperger’s. Her writing may be found at elephant journal and on Facebook.