In search of art

February 1, 2009

I am a fan of art. I’ll spare you the quotes about art and life and love and all that (although I did consider adding a few to the post).  But I love art because it is all the pain and all the beauty of life, put on paper for us to see for us to experience through both our eyes and the eyes of the artist.  I refuse to buy mass produced, as I am a closet artist myself and I know that you put a piece of yourself into your work. This is why and for this reason I love supporting artists, and refuse to buy mass produced art from places like Pottery Barn. Now I’m done with the exisitential art-snob soapbox. On to the art!

I am looking for art for the very bare, very white walls in my bedroom. Now I know art is very personal, and what I love you probably wont. However, I ran across she hit pause studios on etsy, and wanted to let everyone else know about this guy. I actually saw the artist in December at his booth at the Union Square Holiday Market and I LOVED his prints. I think the process of his prints is almost as facinating as the prints themselves. They are vintage and sexy, yet whimsical and sweet at the same time. Apparently some of his prints have been made available through Anthropologie in the past. This is my favorite!

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You can get an 8 X 10 for $65. It reminds me of being a little girl with big dreams. 

I also really love this one!gum-balls1 









The artist told me about setting this one up, which involved putting a woman in a bathtub with $225 worth of gumballs. I love the colors! Childhood candy, all grown up.


Finally! This song is over. Thanks for sticking through to the end with me!

Partridge in a Pear Tree, brought to you by Etsy. The print is Framed Birdies in a Pear Print by joom, sold for $13. Check out joom’s other items – they are all fantastic! Also check out her website at

















Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and all that holiday cheer!