Once upon a very distant past, I thought I might try to be a painter. In high school and college, art class was the only class that I truly enjoyed. I could spend hours in the studio after hours, just painting away. At one point, I was even told I was quite skilled. My favorite painter was/is Mark Rothko. Sadly, I have not picked up a paint brush since college. I decided then that while I love art, and was momentarily skilled, I lacked a) the talent/inspiration, and b) the tenacity needed to make it as an artist.
Now that the reno of the house is behind us, I’m really trying to make our house a home, by hanging some art. But buying good art at a gallery is not cheap. With two little boys, it is an expenditure I have a difficult time justifying…maybe when they’ve finished college I can come full circle and buy some art.
Until then, I’m looking for less expensive sources of art. I’ve bought some vintage stuff for the walls and put it to good use, but I need more, we have a lot of walls. Emily Henderson‘s blog does a great round ups of the affordable online art resources. Sadly 20×200 appears to have gone out of business. I’m super sad, because I had pinned a bunch of stuff from them, and now that I’m ready to buy they aren’t around. But I’ve found some cool things on Society 6, and of course, there’s Etsy.
Here are a couple of pieces I’ve bought for the playroom:
If you are interested in discovering some cool artists, check out the Jealous Curator. That blog is so cool.