Think ‘Small ‘ This Christmas – Support Local

Written by Claudia Lucia Spoto

December 1, 2020

Love Bird Collection canvas

Thinking ‘small’ this Christmas can make a big difference to local tradesr. Yes, it may look a little different this year,  so I’m spreading a bit of seasonal cheer with my colourful art designs. Many creatives, including myself and other traders, have had to diverse our skills to keep going in more ways than one. For instance, during the summer and ongoing, I’ve been fortunate to immerse with artwork and nature, building on my mural designs whilst giving joy to others too – which I absolutely love!

Claudia Lucia Allotment & Mural

Mural shed for Golden Hill Community Garden. at Horfield & District Allomentswith Director, Pete Clee.

Consequently, it really confirms the importance of art, our natural world, and connecting with like-minded people, are such a tonic for mental wellbeing and nourishing our soul. Furthermore, our local communities and beyond are an invaluable part of supporting each other during these strange times.

So to brighten up our winter, I’ve launched a new limited collection: ‘Sunflower and Bee Happy.’  I’m excited to offer 20 limited editions, 315gsm fine art Giclée prints of the original canvas. Supplied by a lovely, local business Mockingbird Press  – a business for artists, run by artists.

sunflower collection paintings

Sunflower collection – Fine art giclee print from original arylic canvas

Special Offer

Prints £18 >> FIRST 5 PRINTS AT £13! Hand-painted acrylic canvases size: 10×10 cms and 20×20 cms, plus canvas pouches from £12.50. Look out on my social media for updates. All prints will be hand finished adding a metallic touch, signed & numbered. Plus sustainably packaging as much as possible.

Personlised canvas pouches

My bespoke designs are a simple way to instantly brighten up any room in your home, office, workspace, venue, just about anywhere. Above all, they are all are lovingly hand-painted with delicate, detailed brushwork, bringing joy to any space and help our wellbeing – which is just fab! If you have a specific design in mind for someone special, do get in touch. You can go to Canvase & Painting for design examples and how to order.

Tropical Humming bird – from £23

Alternative Independent Traders

Fortunately, Bristol is bustling with an incredible array of alternative independent shops and family businesses. Let’s help each other, keeping our creative dreams alive. Other ways to support are by leaving a review, tagging friends on busniess pages you think they may like. Or even buying the smallest thing, can make a big difernce.

So, for a more personal service, perhaps consider thinking ‘small’ this Christmas, explore out of the tinsel box. Be inspired and support local especially this year and try to resist buying from the big ‘uns online – you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

mini cat canvas

For Cat Lovers

My online shop is in progress, so please click contact to order and for more information. Prices do not include p+p, but I’ll happily hand deliver for free to you in certain parts of Bristol.

Stay safe, well & sending good seasonal vibes.

Claudia Lucia x

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