Valentines Gift Guide for art lovers Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist

Valentines Gift Guide for the art lover in your life

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To assist the gift giving warriors out there I’ve put together a Valentines Gift Guide featuring a selection of unique reproductions of my art available now in my studio.

And even though the gift of an original piece of art is . . .

  • memorable and special
  • longer lasting than chocolate (especially in my house)
  • an awesome way to say “I Love You”

. . . collecting original art may be an experience you prefer to share together.

Art reproductions in a wearable or functional form make an excellent alternative.

Valentines Gift Guide from Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist Studio and Boutique

Valentines Gift Guide

Description and Prices

  1. Two Natures collaborative jewellery by Col Mitchell and Christa Benedict of Jibe Jewellery: bracelets and necklaces $28-$148
  2. Hand Wired Pendants: Glass Beads, Vintage Lucite and Gemstones of Rose Quartz, Jasper, Pink Lepidolite and Amazonite $9 (with chain $15)
  3. Tuck or Carry Pouches from select original Artworks: Hand made by the artist, interior lined, hand stamped, with custom zipper pulls of  hand wired glass beads $24-$28
  4. Bird & Butterfly paper sculpture on local granite: print reproduction re-imagined, hand embellished $50
  5. Statement Rings: Print Reproductions from Select Original Artworks & hand poured resin, and adjustable sterling silver plated oxidized rustic rings $27-$30 
  6. Chickadee Bracelets: Print Reproductions from select original artworks, antique brass, adjustable, 25mm oval setting, glass $30
  7. Necklets: Print Reproductions from select original artworks, hand poured resin, leather, and custom made pendants of Mahogany,Walnut & Maple $42-$50
  8. Colouring Posters: Reproductions of a selection of my artworks made colourable $9
  9. Cushion Covers: made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, features a double-sided print and finished with a concealed zipper. Four sizes $45-$70
  10. Tote Bags: poly poplin fabric, all seams and stress points are double stitched for durability, washable, feature artwork on both sides, with a sturdy 1″ wide cotton webbing strap for comfortably carrying over shoulder. Three sizes $40-$48

Hard to Choose?

Contact me for email delivered, or snail mail delivered gift certificates, for in person visits at a later date.

Limited Quantity

Many of the items shown in the Valentines Gift Guide are made in small quantities; anywhere from one to nine. Get your favourites before they are gone!

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Studio Hours

Tuesday 11-5

Wed & Thurs 1-5

Friday by Appointment

Saturday 11-4

YES! I am open Valentine’s Day 11-5

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Appreciation 12 Days Studio Event Col Mitchell Artist Studio & Boutique

12 Days of Appreciation of You

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With thanks to You

I couldn’t do what I love to do without the variety of ways you extend your support. In recognition we creatives who have studios at The Clock Tower Centre have joined together to create an event which is at it’s essence an expression of our appreciation.

For 12 days each studio is offering visitors an extra “something”. What that something is varies between studios but is related to the structure below.

Scroll down to see what I am offering at my studio over the 12 days.


Cheers to you, and may all the wishes of the season, joy, peace, hope, and love, be yours too.

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P.S. If you are able, bringing along a food or toy item for our drive would be pretty wonderful too.

Studio Location

49 Manitoba St, m5 (map)
Bracebridge ON 

In the historic Clock Tower

Open to the Public: Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 4pm
(unless shown otherwise above)

Tangled New art by Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist

Featured New Work: Tangled

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“Even nature; the restless waves, irregular trees and stars all out of line show that chaos can be beautiful!”
― Sophia McMaster, The Last Companion

Tangled, an original Pen & Ink on Sculpted Paper Artwork by Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist:

Tangled by Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist, all-rights-reserved

© Col Mitchell
36″x 12″ x 1.5″
Pen & ink on sculpted papers on birch panel

Tangled by Col Mitchell Contemporary Paper Artist, detail, all-rights-reserved


“My art reflects my process of viewing and experiencing nature as I remember it, that random pendulum of intensity and tranquility, the shape, colour, line, and texture I associate with nature’s wonders, beauty and complexity all coloured by an adult’s remembrance of childhood imagination and fancy.” – Col Mitchell

Read more from my biography and artist statement at

If you have any questions about this piece please don’t hesitate to Contact Me

Tangled is currently on display  Col Mitchell Artist Studio & Boutique
in the historic Clock Tower building
49 Manitoba St, m5 Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada

My original technique of pen & ink on sculpted paper is showcased in a working studio.

Also available are home decor items, jewellery, apparel, accessories, greeting cards, postcards, limited edition Giclée print reproductions, and gifts inspired by select original works.

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Collaborative Team Col Mitchell & Jibe Jewellery together make Two Natures Limited Edition Jewellery-Bracelets

New Bracelets by Collaborative Team: Two Natures

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Collaborative Team Two Natures Bracelets

Good things fall easily into place

Christa Benedict’s Jibe Jewellery Studio and Gift Shop is one floor up from mine in Bracebridge’s historic Clock Tower building, in the heart of Muskoka. Spring of this year Christa I got together to combine her nature inspired jewellery with my nature inspired art. It took us about 2 seconds to come up with the perfect fit umbrella title for our collaboration –Two Natures.

The Two Natures Collaboration begins with selecting images of original artwork from my digital catalog, and working with photo editing software to create the needed shapes and sizes for the pendant, connector, or charm forms. These photo print reproduction are hand cut and fit to the form. I then hand mix and pour a high quality resin to finish. (Much more trickier than it sounds).

The finished pieces are handed off to Christa who uses each one to inspire her designing direction: choice of chain, metal finish, glass or semi precious stone beads, and additional charming embellishments. All of these elements are assembled by hand with deft experience.

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Cameo print reproduction from original pen and ink on sculpted paper artwork “Tree Topper (Purple Finch)” $30

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Cameo print reproduction from original pen and ink on sculpted paper artwork “Sweet Chickadee” $30

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Cameo print reproduction from original pen and ink on sculpted paper artwork “Chickadee in Wind” $30

Collaborative Team Col Mitchell & Jibe Jewellery together make Two Natures Limited Edition Jewellery-Gray-Jay -all-rights-reserved-w.jpg

Cameo print reproduction from original pen and ink on sculpted paper artwork “Camp Robber: Patience (Gray Jay)” $30


Our Two Natures collaborative jewellery creations range in price from $28 to $100+ for sets. 10mm x 14mm Cameo.  These new bracelets, in antique bronze colour,  are $30 apiece. Limited quantity

Find them at Col Mitchell Artist Studio & Boutique
49 Manitoba St, m5 Bracebridge

or Contact Me

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New Art Inspired Treasures to Wear and Use

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After the summer rush here in tourist attractive Bracebridge, Muskoka, the boutique side of my working studio begins preparing for holiday and gift giving celebrations by creating art inspired treasures. Fulfilling wish lists for those who love to express their love of nature and wildlife in a unique and distinctive way is one of the key functions of my studio.

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New designs inspired by my art for functional and wearable art are introduced throughout the seasons.

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And favourites return.

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Currently the best way to see these are by popping by the studio. through my newsletter (you can sign up here), or on several of the social media sites: Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

New art inspired treasures to wear and use at Col Mitchell Paper Artist Studio & Boutique  in the Bracebridge Clock Tower Centre #giftlist #wishlist Open Tues – Sat 11am – 4pm

See you at The Clock Tower!

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