2) A recent article in Cardus (Comment magazine's online publication) came out, highlighting part of my By Its Cover series.
3) I have a couple of friends who make stellar artwork and art supplies. They have stocked their shops full of very creative, affordable things-- perfect for Christmas gifts! I know I would love anything from any of these shops *hint, hint* :)
original and fun encaustic work by Kathryn Dart
beautiful waxy devotional objects by Phaedra Taylor
amazing quality hand-crafted art panels by David Byrd
fresh, thoughtful photography by Rachel Carey