Today I want to share with you some special pieces of art that I was privileged to receive over the past month. I was an art major in college, with an emphasis in Illustration, and I love when I stumble across some extra special art that's being sold on Etsy.
This first pretty little piece is by Reigruche Studio. Alejandra has a beautiful stock of handmade jewelry and art pieces in her shop. Her prices on her paintings are amazingly affordable and they are so so so cute. I loved the painting pictured above and just had to have it! I don't watch Mad Men too often but I love actress who represent the curvy girl population. Can you guess which Mad Men character this is?
The beautiful photo of mysterious looking trees is by Rachell Taylor from No Mark At All. I've been trying to collect black and while art to hang over my desk. And normally I go for really modern clean crisp graphic designs, but I thought the beautiful texture and moodiness of Rachell's photograph would look beautiful next to more graphic black and white pieces. Whenever I feel tired of living in a city, I can just look deep into the image and feel lost in the woods.
This last piece is the most important to me. As some of you may know, my one and only grandma passed away unexpectedly in the middle of August. I happened to get an offer from Easy Canvas Prints the day before she passed away. So I decided to create something special to have printed that memorialized my grandma and our love for each other. My little sister had posted a bunch of photos of my grandma and our family on facebook in the last 2 weeks so I took one of my favorite photos of my grandmother and me and edited the coloring to focus on her signature color of red with purple and blue accents (and tried to focus on how we seemed to match our outfits in a lot of my younger year photos :)
I love my grandma SO much. She was truly my hero and constant inspiration. And I am so thankful I have this special print, that I designed myself, to hang in my bedroom. So much of who I am is shaped by who my grandmother was. And to me, this image feels like it really expresses that.
Art can convey so many things: Fun, like in the Mad Men inspired painting. Mystery, like in the trees photograph. And love & celebration of life, like in the image of my grandma and I. What sort of art do you have around your home?