Perfect DIY Creativity and Five Ways to Shop / by Mary Jennings

I'm terrible at shopping and that is part of the reason I hand make most of my gifts for loved ones during the holidays.  At this time of year, I get so full of ideas; inspired to create just about anything. I know I am not alone in experiencing this burst of inspiration. I can tell by the way people take special care with decorating their homes or even the stamps they select for their holiday cards. There is some extra little creative spark going on there. 

As an artist and small business owner with mARY jENNINGS art, LLC, I am excited to extend some great art offerings out to you during this season. Below, I list five great gift ideas for your favorite DIYer or yourself, even. Being creative comes with many health benefits so treat yourself to something good this season. I know the appreciation and value of a hand made gift, but above that the experience of creating with our loved ones or even new friends is unique and wonderful. The gift of time is always the best. 


(Cyber Monday and through December or until supplies last: email me to reserve or purchase

Instagram Paintings is a wonderful offering for you or your social media enthusiast. You simply send me your favorite Instagram photo(s) and I will create an original painting on 4"x4" ($65.00) or 6"x6" ($80.00). Bonus offer: Be the first person to request an Instagram Painting and yours will be on the house. Submit your request with the Open to SHOP NOW button below.

Pyrography Kits ($20.16) Purchase the kit or elect to schedule a lesson or event for $45.00 per person and get the kit included with each lesson confirmed. Bonus offer: Be the first person to purchase a lesson and a second one will be available at 55% off. Submit your request with the Open to SHOP NOW button below. 

Perfect Studio DIY Gift Card ($250.00) includes unlimited options for creativity. One option is to use it for studio space with support, guidance and instruction. Another is to use it for a social painting party at the Studio Center for up to 6 guests. A really great gift for anyone. Bonus Offer: Purchase a gift card and receive a 30+ minute consultation on portfolio or project on the house. Submit your request with the Open to SHOP NOW button below.

Painting/Pyrography Party ($40.00 per person) at the Studio Center on a special discount for a limited time. Be the first person to book a class for 3 and get the fourth one on the house. Submit your request with the Open to SHOP NOW button below.

Family Time Art Project Kits ($12.00) are a unique way to keep hands and creative minds busy while making memories last. Treasure box kit and Sketchbook kits for four people. Bonus Offer: Be the first person to order two kits and get the third on the house. Submit your request with the Open to SHOP NOW button below.


Get #yourcreattitude on! I would like to invite you to benefit from some creative time. Visit my great little studio/shop location, 920 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA. It's perfect for a quick creative playdate of any kind. I want you to Feel Welcomed, Leave Inspired. (here is a small video of the Grand Opening event.) During the month of December, I will be open during the first three Friday's (Dec. 2, 9, and 16) as well as Monday, December 19th from 12-8pm for shopping, demonstrations, and creative workspace/table top time.  You will want to take advantage of this fun offer. Request a demonstration schedule or submit your request with the Open to SHOP NOW button above.

If you made it to the end of this post, I am grateful for you time and attention.  Feel free to comment with any questions or even to share with a friend or someone special that needs a few perfect gift ideas. If you send a friend my way, you will be helping to support keeping some great hands busy and hearts happy.