Obviously, we at Five Corners love to make things. I mean, we do have a blog about it. But we also love to give friends and family handmade gifts that other people made. This Christmas, in addition to the things I made, I gave jewelry, pottery, prints, and a driftwood sculpture -- all made by wonderful local artists.
One of the gifts I gave was this print (1 of a series of 4) made by my pal Kathryn to help fund a trip to
Elephant Nature Park in Thailand for her 30th birthday! Read more about her project here.
It's fun to be able to tell the gift receiver that the artist lives in your city or even to share a story about them -- you can't do that with items from Wal-Mart!