I did all of my Christmas shopping this year online. I just looked for places that offered free shipping or ship to store. One of the benefits of having stuff delivered for an artist, is that I get a lot of shipping supplies to wrap my paintings in. I figures if I did have to pay a little more here and there shopping online, I still save money by not actually wasted gas going to the store, plus I always find dozens of things I can't live without at the actual store. Thus, skyrocketing my Christmas bill.
I am going to start updating my blog with progress reports from my actual studio. I tried to do this before but, got out of the habit. I may even throw in a video now and then. Keep your eyes open.