The phrase “Art Collecting” has a tendency to conjure up images of esoteric libraries, hidden-door handshakes, and ungodly sums of cash. What a lot of people don’t know is that there are many types of art collectors—some are, indeed, the crisp, white suits you may be visualizing, but some are just working class mothers or fathers with a knack for finances and a deep-rooted love of the arts. While these folks may differ wildly in their appearances, careers, and bank accounts, there are a few things they almost definitely share, among them being the core reasons why they collect. Here are a few things that every art collector understands. Continue reading “The Heart of Art Collecting”
Ahh, spring is in the air! The birds are chirping, the weather is warming, and you’ve got one nagging thought nipping at the heels of your mind…
If walls could talk, we’d probably all be in big trouble… Thankfully, they can’t.
That’s why we decorate them: to tell our stories the way we want. Every decision we make in the decorating process adds another layer to the narrative, and it only takes a few simple design choices to craft an engaging novel.
Online art sales are higher than ever right now. Valued at $1.57 billion in 2013, the online art market has grown to $3.27 billion in the last two years alone, and is expected to reach a whopping $9.58 billion by the end of the decade — an exciting time for artists, art-buyers (and us!) indeed.
As an artist, making what I love is a priority, and as an art-lover, keeping up-to-date on what art-buyers and the general public are interested in inspires me to redecorate and enhance my gifting plans (and I always want to do more of what I love). So, let’s check out these art trends for 2018. Continue reading “Art Trends 2018”
Give Better Gifts. It’s a simple concept but difficult to execute. And with online shopping and Black Friday madness, sometimes I feel like I’ve lost touch with the most important and magical aspect of gift-giving: Connecting.