The perfect gift for Mother’s Day

My students have frequently told how well my art classes are working for them. It is a great time not only for them, I have to admit that these classes have become an inevitable part of my week, as well. It almost feels like I am missing something during the vacations. Some students feel like real good friends to me since they have been coming to our weekly classes for about 3 years. I suppose, this is not only because of learning, it is fantastic to have this time together. It is true that we all have choice: we can kill our sadness or troubles in a company of a wine bottle, in a bar, dancing, doing sports, overeating or starving, walking in a park or creating something. These people have chosen to create something, to learn something and to have a very relaxing and enjoyable time.

We all know mothers who have brushes, paints and canvasses; they are however, not on their easels or painting desks. They are pushed deep in drawers or hidden in storage boxes for the day “when I have more time”. We know life is hectic; there are so many duties, obligations and tasks to deal with! Many years ago when I was in my thirties, I had an older woman as my friend. I was wondering often how she got everything done and had still time for concerts, outings, trips and visits to friends’ places. She told me this. “You know, dishes, laundry, cleaning: that is something endless, there’s always more of it and there’s never time enough to do it perfectly. I chose to simply take some time off when I need to and nothing too crucial has happened so far neither with our dishes, house, nor clothes. I realize, my house is not perfectly polished at some moments, but do I want to say at the end of the day all I did was cleaning, washing up dishes and doing work around the house? There’s more life out there, so I just had to disregard some not that urgent stuff and make nice things happen for me.” I followed this advice and ever since I had all weekends for doing something more than just routine duties.

One more thing is that we have to learn to say “no”. I have no time for this, and I no, I am not going to this event, and no, I’m not watching this. No, my dear family, I will not be cooking tonight since I have art class. That’s exactly how it works. Once in the studio, they are out of reach for all troubles and nuisances and annoying daily obligations, even phone conversations, bills and other provocative and stressful stuff. That takes care about a nice break during the week and that way one has always something to look for.

I painted this gift certificate as the second one for special occasions. I love that the receiver has something beautiful to look at. I’m not taking these certificates back; I’m only recording this in my register.

Some mothers already have it all, and it is not that easy to find a perfect gift for them. The best gift for many people nowadays is time for themselves or time for doing something peaceful, relaxing and enjoyable.

Beautiful gift certificate for mothers who love art, drawing or painting
Beautiful gift certificate for mothers who love art, drawing or painting

Gift certificate for art classes is a perfect solution for daughters who cannot spend a fortune for Mother’s Day, but would love to still give their mother a meaningful, valuable gift which does not get eaten up right away and does not wither within two next days.

Payments can be made in person, using e-mail transfer or Paypal.

The gift certificate can be picked up at the studio or I can send it to your e-mail.

Some of our projects for adult acrylic painting class, most students are beginners, besides

Liz poject paintings 1

Liz has painted these

Flowers on hill acrylic painting class for adults

More flowers on hills

Red tree project adult acrylic painting class

Red trees

Brand new image for Gift Certificate

Gift certificate for art classes

The gift certificate for my art classes should make the recipient happy: it looks very nice and it gives recipient the opportunity to get involved in creativity, learn and enjoy artistic activities.  I thought it would be great that people who were buying gift certificates for art classes really could like and enjoy them.

I painted a watercolor image and took a few pictures of it.

Then I asked a printing place to add some text and print them.

Gift certificates look extremely attractive. To purchase  a gift certificate, you do not have to attend the art studio in person, I can e-mail you either the actual gift certificate, or image of it, so you just print it off.

Gift certificate for art classes

The actual painting looked better than the picture of it, which is most often the case with all my paintings regardless of how hard I am trying and changing settings on camera, light in the room, backgrounds and so on. It is very rare that photography of my painting looks better than my real art. The closest colors usually are when the image is taken with painting on the wall or together with other paintings.

Gift certificate for art classes


However, I really loved how these final products came out, and some people are picking up these certificates already tomorrow morning. I’m glad I can give them something which looks great and festive.

For schedule and to find out what classes you’d like to give as a gift, please go to:

There are private, semi-private and group art classes and workshops, as well as one can arrange a private painting party.

For pictures of some of our art classes, please check out:

Gift Certificates for Art Classes and Art

Gift certificate for art classes

Gift certificates for teen and adult art classes are really loved since everybody can enjoy them way beyond the holiday weeks. Some people who receive  art classes as a gift keep attending them and create fantastic art works for quite a few months or even years.

Please check out the schedule here:

Our small groups are very friendly, and the creative atmosphere is just fantastic during these classes. We have mothers and daughters in every class: they attend together watercolor and sketching, acrylic landscape elements and acrylic large flowers. Daughters usually get so many compliments since some are just 11 or 12 years old!

I am offering private, semi-private, private kids and teens, groups art classes and art workshops, as well as one can arrange their own painting party.

Painting party info is here:

I was sorting out the images which we had used during my previous classes, and I was surprised how many pictures there were. So many classes have taken place in this studio-gallery, unbelievable! Well, there are at least 3 classes every week for the most part of the year. It is amazing how each image allows to recall the group and particular students who were creating their art based on that image.

Please let me know if you’d like to purchase a gift certificate for art classes. You can pick it up at the studio-gallery, or you can pay by e-mail transfer and get it sent to your inbox. I can send a gift certificate by regular mail, as well. Please, don’t forget to specify for which class the certificate is.

Gift certificate for art classes

All classes will resume in the third week of January.

Just like every year, I have created nice DIY decorations. I used lots of pine and spruce cones this year, I hope they will be liked.

Gift certificate for art classes

There’s always new art, cards and 3-dimensional artworks for sale. Art is a long-lasting gift and will remind the person who received it even after many years.

Please, visit the Fine Art America site to see most of my art: