Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Spring cleaning: Need some art?

This week's theme is apparently "spring cleaning." With the weather taking a turn for the best (finally), I have been feeling ambitious about getting my apartment in order. We talked about freshening up your light fixtures yesterday, today we're going to talk about adding some art to your walls.

I received the Mixed Greens catalog in the mail yesterday. This New York art gallery specializes in selling the works of up-and-coming artists at reasonable prices. They have some really nice pieces to suit every kind of taste. For example, these abstract sketches or these tiny chicken skulls (trust me, that description doesn't really do it justice).

If you're not quite ready to invest in artwork, look for other inspiration. Antique prints can be surprisingly affordable and fun. Visit estate sales for smaller pieces at low prices. Take some those old drawings and posters you have lying around to the frame shop. Make your photos into pop-art. You can also follow in Jill and Peter's footsteps and make your own art with a few oil canvasses and some acrylic paint.

5 comments:

MissScientistSF said...

hey.. wanna come over tonight and make last minute mother's day cards with me? and dinner? if ya'll are interested. let me know. T is going to the climbing gym for a while, i am doing stuff around the house (laundry, etc). Ciao

MissEm said...

Sounds fun! What time?

MissScientistSF said...

umm.. i am just going to safeway and then home.. so whenever. T will probably get home around 8 so we will eat then, so if you want to come over like 6:30/7 we could get the cards done and dinner made before he gets home. (such a good wifey, i know!)

MissEm said...

I think I'm going to go to the climbing gym for an hour after work. I'll come over around 7? Do you want me to bring supplies? I have a new set of blank cards and envelopes.

MissScientistSF said...

ya bring the supplies if you get a chance.. i was just gonna bust out the construction paper and glue stick. see ya at 7!