September 6, 2016

New Art Finds

how was the long weekend friends? we played tourist in boston which kind of ended in disaster with two whiny four year olds. annoying. but then mr. r took them to the driving range and putting green practice area (i'm sure there's an actual word for that) and things perked up. they loved it! then all the boys also went for their first bike ride into town to get ice cream which turned out to be an excellent incentive. they had so much fun and were so hyped up on sugar they even had enough energy to bike back. and there i was driving along and stopping in random places to cheer them on. crazy mom! if anyone had seen me driving around they would have seriously wondered what the hell i was doing. but i got some pics and they loved waving as they biked by so oh well! oh and lastly my uber picky eater, finn, who likes approximately five foods asked for and ATE shrimp last night. he even said he liked it. WHAT! and our adventurous eater, charlie, tried it and thought it was gross. my world has done a 180 people. but all in all a good weekend!

anywho i have a bunch of art laying around in various places in my house that was once hung in other various places that i've taken down or switched out for various reasons. lots of variousness. ;) i've been itching to somehow combine it all together to create a gallery wall. but the thing is lots of the pieces are similar sizes so i need to supplement what i've got with some other smaller things. this of course led to a night of staying up until almost 1am sourcing art. not normal. but on the plus side it gave me some sources to introduce today!

adding some original art to my gallery wall is key - it adds texture and depth and different mediums make the whole thing a lot more interesting. i first found donna walker through a pinterest search but quickly learned that she has an etsy shop and is represented through serena & lily for some of her larger pieces. not bad!

pamela munger is an artist with a variety of subjects like landscapes, still lifes, and abstracts. i just love that her art is pretty and original and affordable.

i put together a concept of the gallery wall to at least start me off on sizing and placement. this is going to change 100 times before it all goes up on the wall and i already see things that i would switch around but you get the overall concept. also these is not the final art selections in all cases! the wall where this is going is upstairs so i wanted to keep it light and fun. plus the budget for this project is small and i needed to find affordable art. (that weird publish sidebar is there because i took a screenshot from polyvore)

i had fun trying to connect the art we already own with new stuff so it all makes sense! more to come :)

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