November Stories

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving Week!

November went by so fast that I haven’t been in my studio nearly as much as I’d like to be. Real updates will need to wait until December!

But, I wanted to connect and let you know that I have a few painted prints up on Etsy for Christmas. AND, since I’m so thankful that you have subscribed to these monthly updates, I’m gifting you 30 percent off of purchases in my Etsy store with code HOLIDAY2019! It’s good through January 1, but please order by December 15 for best chance of Christmas delivery.

Painted prints include:

Click Here to Visit: Stephanie Khattak on Etsy

The Moll-idays

I am staying in Dallas this season to have one more holiday season with Molly. She’s finally moved into the giant pumpkin I bought for her years ago and couldn’t get her to be interested in. It’s in a cozy corner, and she hangs out there and keeps an eye on things, coming out to eat cheese and occasionally play with a toy or two. Not a bad life, really! She’s hanging in there, but it seems like every few weeks she’s a little less herself.

I know it might seem silly to change our habits around for a cat, but she was almost seven when I met James - it was just her and me for a lot of years. I didn’t always go home for the holidays so Molly and I had quite a few frozen pizza Thanksgivings and cat toy Christmas stockings, watching TV while everyone else was busy doing other things. Of course she doesn’t remember any of that, but I do. So I feel like the least I can do is be as good a companion to her when its her turn to need one.

Small Business Saturday!

I wanted to quickly mention Small Business Saturday! It’s Nov. 30, and it is essentially a national movement to encourage people to shop small businesses for the holidays!

I’d like to take it a step further and encourage you to shop small and give the gift of art this season! There are so many deserving artists and organizations who can use your support, and the gifting season is the perfect opportunity for that!

So, when you’re making your list and checking it twice, consider gifting: Prints and original artwork; museum memberships; art lessons; art supplies; treating someone to a day of museums or gallery hopping in your town; a donation to an arts nonprofit in their name…the possibilities are endless! And art gifts aren’t limited to prints! Woodworkers, ceramicists and jewelers are artists, too!

If you think about it, there is truly something in the art world for almost any interest! And part of the fun is in the research.

This is a very short update, but I will send a better one in December!

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels for those of you who will be away from home.


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