Last Minute Grad Gifts

Graduation is here or almost here for those who aren’t quite out of school yet for the Summer!

Here are a couple great gift suggestions!


The new book, Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age [June 6, 2017; Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins] offers a set of twelve easy-to-follow rules for artists to live by that translate artistic success to business success. The author Jeff Goins is a marketing expert, bestselling author and creative thinker.

This book has some real sound advice and I highly recommend it for those who are creative. It truly explains how you can survive and not give up on your dreams. My favorite thing I read was to not wait for inspiration. 

Real Artists Don’t Starve launched on  June 6th, 2017 and can be found at Thomas Nelson and wherever books are sold.


Girls Graduation Gift: Notebook Doodles Go Girl!

I love how positive this one is! This one is great for  middle grade age girls. Jess Volinski’s coloring book Notebook Doodles Go Girl!: Coloring & Activity Book is an inspiring and empowering book for girls. I would even recommend for younger girls transitioning to middle school. 

Notebook Doodles Go Girl! is not just another kid’s coloring book! It is designed specifically for the design-savvy TWEEN who thinks kids books are too juvenile and mom’s adult coloring books are too, well…adult! Inside this book, youthful readers will discover 30 interactive art activities that are just waiting to be filled with color. They will also find a coloring art lesson, 20 inspiring color palettes, 8 pages of colored examples, and inspiring quotes to go with every design. Watercolors, colored pencils, markers, crayons, and gel pens will all look stunning on high-quality, extra-thick paper. Each page is perforated, so when it’s finished, it can easily be removed to hang up or give as a gift.

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Self Disclosure: I received free copies of the above books to facilitate this post. Happy Graduation!

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