I do not buy art as an investment or because people will think it is "cool" I buy it because I love it- and I use the word "I" and in "we" my entire family. Because yes I buy art for the kids- they each have a tidy little collection that I like to imagine they will attempt to take with them one day when they set up house. Even before they were born I started their art collection after falling in love with two little bird paintings - I imagined them laying in their crib staring up at the birds in party hats- yes I now know newborns can only see about 6 inches but I was a newly pregnant woman- give me a break!
Curating a Collection: I find that even when you have really dissimilar objects you can keep them cohesive and show them as a series by keeping your frames and mats really similar. In our dining area we have hung a grouping of artwork from a few of our favourite artists together- we kept the mats ( paper bit that acts as a barrier between the art and the glass) all one shade of white and the frames are either black, white or not at all. There is a heavy theme of the colour red used in many pieces of art work here which helps everything work well together.
|from top left: Anna Coghlan, Jessica Bell,Tara Cooper, random card, Stephanie Frame, Sarah Lige, |
Suzanne Summersgill & Heather Renney( photo of our kids)
|vintage letters such as these can be found at Stepback in Kitsilano as well as in abundance on Etsy|
|the bird that started it all! Party Birds - Suzanne Summersgill|
May you find a pencil in your hands and a fresh ream of paper at your elbow- Happy Friday Friends!