Creating Atmosphere With Art
During these chilly months of winter, we are often met outside by a wall of fog. To me, this moody atmospheric condition is compelling and it reminds me just how important it is to create a compelling atmosphere at home too. Our surroundings should feel good, invite us in, and speak to who we are. So, take a look around your home. Does your home express who you are? Does your artwork express that as well?
Your Art Collection, Part 3 – Strategize
Hopefully, you've taken the first two steps to organize your art collection. If so, you're ready to assess the overall balance of what you have. If you're heavy on photography, now it's time to diversify by considering other media like original works on canvas or paper. If you're heavy on original paintings, try collecting photography or mixed media. Ultimately, your art collection will develop strength and synergy if ...
Your Art Collection, Part 2 – KonMari
After you've inventoried your current art collection, use the KonMari method! As Marie Kondo practices in her books and also on her Netflix show, Tidying Up, ask your self about each piece of art individually - does this artwork spark joy? If so, note on your inventory list to keep that artwork. If the artwork does not spark joy for you, thank it, and graciously create a group of artwork you're ready to part with. Once you have tidied up your art collection ...
Your Art Collection, Part 1 – Take Inventory
2019 is as good a year as any to get a hold of your art collection! No better time than the present, right? First, grab a notebook and a pen - you'll need this to walk around your home and take inventory of what's on your walls and beyond. List everything you have (hung or waiting to be hung) and note the medium. Is it an original work of art - including photography, drawing, collage, pastel, pen & ink, watercolor, or a hand made print of some kind? Or is it a reproduction or poster? Is it signed by the artist? Supplement your list with photos too if that helps. Once you have ...