I was so excited when I got this book. I had grand ideas of making end-of-the year teacher gifts, mother's day gifts, and gifts for my family and friends. But after looking through the book and seeing what kinds of ideas were given, I quickly decided this kind of art is not for me. While the creations in the book are indeed very eye appealing, it is stuff I will never make nor would want to give away. Many items used for these arts and crafts are things that are a bit foreign to me. There is a beautiful nature element in many of the ideas, which for a true artist would be very excited. This would also be a great book for art teachers or professors looking for student ideas.