Friday, February 25, 2011

Art for Your Home

I've spent some time lately on etsy, checking out art. Etsy has a great search tool, and it's relatively easy to find art for any interest. I just type in a subject and "art print" and look through the suggestions. So I've searched "chickens art print" and "cake art print" and "hedgehogs art print" with varying results.

I'm not only getting ideas for art I would like to buy for my home, but ideas for my own art to make for my home. Etsy is great for inspiration.

I believe I started on this journey because of a post of Soulemama's about Nikki McClure's art that she has on her walls. I searched Buy Olympia for all of McClure's art and then started searching etsy for similar subjects.

These are some of the prints that caught my eye.

  • Book Titles Poster - This poster lists a bunch of children's book titles in various fonts, and you can choose the background color. I thought this would be fun to do myself with some of my favorite titles.
  • I Will Help You Grow - This print of a mother snuggling her child is very touching. It is stylized, but I like the look and the colors.
  • There's No Place Like Home - This one is really inspiring. My daughter has shoes very similar to this, and now I want to dress her up like Dorothy and take pictures.
  • Love of Books, Reading, and When I Read a Book - All of these are by the same artist as Home (alifethroughthelens). I love the stacks of books as art. I'm just not sure I agree with all the titles (I wouldn't hang art with Ayn Rand featured, personally).
  • Whimsical Laundry Day - I love the colors, I love the baby in the buggy, I love that the mama is wearing a cute dress. I love that this is art about a clothesline!
  • Keep 'Em Flying - They had me at "chickens." Really. This is from Victory Garden of Tomorrow. I have several I want from here. I'm also a fan of Eat Real Food, Compost, and Recycling is Reusing.
That's probably more than enough for now! I hope you enjoyed looking at these as much as I do.


Dawn said...

Thank you for this post. You really inspired me!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hi dear,

Thanks for stopping by. Glad you got the Country Gardens magazine. It is a great mag. The shed was totally designed by my hubby and used lots and lots of repurposed things from the ReStore, which is a GREAT resource.

All girls need a little shed.

Love to you,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island