It’s that time of year: A time when we think about gifts to show appreciation, heartfelt gratitude and love. From the teachers who care for our kiddos daily to the hairdresser who is both therapist and friend, as well as our most beloved friends and family. I might be biased, but I think we have a few things for the art, nature and Northern Michigan lovers on your list!

Under $15: Our selection of notecards for Michigan wine country aficionados and those who find peace and solace on the shores of Lake Michigan. We also have the newly released Sleeping Bear Dunes notecards (see below), for those who love to hike and climb those dunes!
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Notecards — a great gift for under $15!

$25 pricepoint: In the $25 price range, we have 16×20 SSA posters, featuring the below images and more. (Click on the link to see all the options.) We’re sure you’ll find something for Michigan lovers of all kinds. These are for those whose hearts go pitter-patter over M22 and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and, of course, for the wine lovers out there.
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$35-$45 pricepoint: 
The SSA prints collection has been newly updated online with a wide variety of options, from the Goddess of Wine series to the more well-known M22, On the Michigan Wine Trail, Lake Michigan and Sleeping Bear Dunes series (such as those featured above). Prints are available in two sizes: 8×8 prints matted with 11×14 mats and 12×12 prints matted with 16×20 mats.
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Original art: For original art, you might be surprised how affordable some pieces are. For example, my 9×12 plein air paintings are only $145. They are not yet available on my website, but you can email me for more information. Many have been uploaded to my Facebook page, if you’d like to see some of the options available. A few of the 9×12’s also are shown below.


Commissions & Gift Certificates: Through the years, some of my favorite projects have been commissioned pieces for people with a special connection to the places on Old Mission Peninsula and the Leelanau Peninsula that I like the most. I’ve painted the vista at Black Star Farms for people who got married at that iconic place. I’ve painted M22 for parents who have a home there, or bikers who love to ride that magical road. I’ve painted Lake Michigan for those who love to walk her shores and find a special peace as I do along its coast. These make the most special gifts. The gifts that become a visual reminder of a place we hold dear. Commissions are available, as are gift certificates for commissions — or gift certificates toward other SSA items!
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I hope this helps you sort through your list and find something special as a gift, a gift that ties in to our love of place! Happy shopping, dear ones. ‘Tis the season, and I hope your season is merry and bright!