In my opinion, the best way to improve your art is by observing the beautiful creations Nature has to offer, say this rooster’s head for instance.
One day I came across this mural while walking through an underground tunnel. “So true,” I thought to myself, for as intelligent sentient beings, we all have our preferences of what’s nice to look at and what’s not so nice. But to call someone ugly is not only rude, it’s selfish, for someone else might think otherwise. And that’s a good enough reason to accept someone as he/she is—a miracle of nature, not just another ugly face (this reasoning goes for plants and animals too).
Nothing makes a greater gift than a book marker. It’s cheap, thoughtful and applicable to all recipients. And if you really want to impress, don’t buy it. Make it. With a few simple resources (paper, markers and a pair of scissors), you too can give a gift that will last a lifetime (of a book, that is).