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”
You know what’s coming before the words even leave Grandma’s mouth. The subtle side-eye before slowly turning your way, clasping both hands together as she places them on the table… “So… when can we expect a grandkid?”… “When are you getting that promotion?”… “Having seconds are we?” Continue reading “Dinner Games that Spark Imagination”
The connection between collage and storytelling is inextricable. Throughout the long and varied history of collage art, one underlying concept has remained: the transformation of fragments into a new whole that takes on a greater meaning than the individual parts. Storytelling, much in the same way, is the taking of fragmented events and creating of a new and greater whole:
These collages from our artists epitomize the connection between collage and storytelling:
Continue reading “Telling Your Story Through Collage”
There are many countless varieties of ceramic art, but we love the ceramic pottery of Tria Turrou so much we’re going to show you the process behind her vibrant, spellbinding work specifically. Continue reading “The Ceramic Art Process”
The ancient art of Japanese shibori dyeing dates all the way back to the 8th century, and inspired the much-loved craft we know today as “tie dye.” From the verb root shiboru, shibori means “to wring, squeeze, or press.” Traditional shibori technique is a delicate, time-intensive process, and can transform any fabric into a work of art. Here’s how it works: Continue reading “The Process of Shibori Dyeing”