Have you ever looked up a couple’s registry to find all of the good gifts have been purchased? Or even worse, they didn’t register at all? Finding just the right gift -something that’s personal, original and shows how much you care – can be stressful. That’s why we love this fun, fresh idea!
Any thoughtful gift giver can collect keepsakes related to a couple’s special day – things like the invitation, a place card, menu and ribbons – and send them to artist Michael Malizia at My Life Studio. Malizia will use the materials, input and inspiration provided, along with traditional mediums such as encaustic, watercolors, oil, acrylic, and hand-dyed silk, to recreate a favorite wedding photo as an original work of art. It takes a little bit of sneakiness to make this gift a surprise. But what could be more original than a personalized portrait of the happy couple? Malizia will even ship the finished art directly to the couple with a handmade gift card.
The My Life Studio gift ideas don’t stop there. In addition to the mixed media paintings on panel, Malizia also offers bold silkscreened artworks. Because the silkscreen technique also allows multiple prints of the same composition to be created, they are a popular gift for wedding parties. Based on any image, such as the location of a destination wedding or a photo of the wedding party itself, Malizia will create beautiful hand pulled, signed and numbered prints for every member of the wedding party. Malizia has even created silkscreened wedding invitations that are also small works of frameable art.
An accomplished fine artist whose paintings are beloved by collectors worldwide, Michael Malizia loves welcoming clients to his Hoboken and Bay Head, NJ studios. But gifts can also be coordinated entirely via phone, mail and/or email. So next time you’re struggling to find the perfect gift, consider having My Life Studio create it.