*This is a sponsored post written by myself. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I received product to review but in no way influenced my opinion about my experience.*
Finding the right piece of art can be tricky. Most of the time picking a beautiful piece is first determined by your budget. Hey, I’d love an original Van Gogh but…
And I’ll be honest, “I’d better be better damn sure I like for EVER if I’m gonna pay that much…” has gone through my mind a time or two.
So then you go looking for something you can 1)- first afford, 2)- something that speaks to you.
Let’s face it, art can be a pressure-filled experience but it shouldn’t be.
I recently came across ArtfullyWalls which is an online art store with thousands of pieces ranging from all styles and all prices. I’ve shopped art and know how outrageously expensive it can be. I was delightfully surprised at how affordable most of the pieces were.
I’ve been wanting a large piece of art to fill the blank wall above my fireplace mantel for some time. Something modern but not just some personality-less colors blended together like so many modern pieces and be. I came across this piece and found it fascinating.
It’s called Yellow Zebra by Kristi Kohut.
It’s a print of several cut up pieces of lined paper taped together by yellow washi tape repeated in a pattern.
It’s totally different than anything I’ve seen. Everyone who sees it walks up to study it. I realize art is subjective…not everyone likes the same things but that’s the beauty of art…
it’s a way to express oneself.
And it fills up my mantel space just how I wanted it to. The great thing about ArtfullyWalls is that you can purchase just the print or have is custom framed in one of their many frame selections (which is what we did). So convenient.
I also couldn’t pass up this 6×6 little bird on canvas (Bird on a Black Background):
When I saw it I was reminded of a mom and dad bird who laid some eggs in a next in our front yard tree. The bird hatched and fell out of the nest. Then the neighborhood cat (nicknamed el gato) got to the bird. The little men and I rescued it the bird and put it in a bird house. The mamma bird kept watch until the baby was strong enough to fly away. Wherever el gato went, the mamma bird stayed right above it chirping a warning to alert the baby bird. Admittedly a mushy story to justify an art selection.
It’s the perfect little addition to the bookshelves in the living room.
If you’re looking for art you should check out ArtfullyWalls. They have thousands of selections in all styles that can be framed (or not).