First of all, I want to share this photo. Our grandson, John, visited the Great Wall of China, and when I saw this photo I thought he would enjoy it...as a joke. Look how far it is to the restroom!
For Christmas this year, I mad bags for Bethy and Jenn, both age 13. Jenn is a writer and is working on her first novel. Wants to style herself as J. K. Smith (Jennifer Kathleen) in honor of J. K. Rowling. So, in her bag I included a moleskine journal with three micron pens, a subscription to the magazine Teen Ink, a couple of books on journaling and writing as a teen, a Don Price book, and the newest J. K. Rowling book. I embroidered the bag with her name on it.
And here is Bethy's bag. Bethy is an artist and is working on mixed media things but is very interested in art journaling, so I got her micron pens, a moleskine journal with watercolor paper, a small watercolor pan set, three brushed that fill with water, some pencils..colored and graphite, Danny Gregory's Illustrated Life because she loves his books, and a Don Price book.
Both girls loved their gifts and were already working hard on projects.