Friday, May 25, 2012

affordable art.

Bleh. The inner art snob in me scoffs at yet another print made in China. I move on in my search for affordable art. My parents ruined me with their early intervention art education that began when I was still in the stroller and proceeded with the elaborate pieces that hung in our home. In my desperate attempt to introduce personal, unique art to my home as an adult, I tried my hand at modern, abstract pieces (see more here and here). The nice thing about abstract art is that it’s hard to go wrong and fuels you with the feeling of, “I can do that”. I wondered about how else I could introduce original art into my home. Then my brother tells me about 20x200. Never having heard of this site I was excited to check it out. This company sells original, limited prints from original artists. The pricing is beyond reasonable so I’ve kept a careful eye on a few different pieces that I find absolutely amusing and entertaining.

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I saw this photograph collection of baby animals and my immediate thought was, “I should buy that for my kid’s room.” Why does this keep happening to me? I had come across a similar scenario a few months ago and had relayed the sentiment to Mama Pearl. Because of the reasonable pricing she suggested I just hoard it now and use it later. Although I have always been the kind of person that picks up great finds along the way and builds onto my home piece by piece, I couldn’t dare. The whole, “if you build it, they will come” sentiment haunts me too much. Not ready for that yet. You can high five me after you read this, Sam.

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On an oddly related note, I was beyond tickled by this tongue in cheek series. What an awesome trick to play on your house guests. Seeing as I’m the hostess that serves my visitors cucumber water at their bedside table, I’m not sure I’m gutsy enough to pull this one off myself. But for the right young, colorful home, I think this is absolutely brilliant.

Art has always been such a necessary component in my home. It’s nice to know that there are options out there for truly unique pieces that meet every budget. As it should.

All my Love,

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2 comments:

  1. Too funny Bea, that both series you shared on the blog I picked out and also shared a laugh with you Brother. Great minds think alike.

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  2. Haha that's hilarious...I definitely want the baby animal series.

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