I am staring to post some kits in my Etsy shop! My first one is vacation themed. This is a fun pack filled with lots of items perfect for use on your visual journals, mixed media projects, scrapbook pages, cards, gift tags or any other crafty adventures.
+ Black and White Vacation Photo (5.25 x 7.5″)
+ Map Paper Square (6″)
+ Blue Card Stock Square (6″)
+ Olive Card Stock (5.5 x 7.5″)
+ Lined Paper (7 x 6″)
+ Vacation Check List Paper
+ Bon Voyage Tag
+ White Tag with String
+ Sky and Water Photo Stripes (Misc Sizes)
+ 2 Map and Vacation Themed paper circles (1.5″)
+ 2 Colored circles (1.5″)
+ 2 craft paper leaves
+ 2 colored paper leaves
+ 3 blue/teal buttons
+ 4 brass brads
+ Pinch of small paper circles
+ Hemp Cord
+ Square Vellum Envelope (7.5″)
If I were going to buy every piece of artwork that I love, I would be buying something almost daily. Like most people, I can not buy everything that I want. Over the past few years, I have found a few ways to collect art on a budget and thought it would be nice to share some of my discoveries. I like to shop local whenever possible. You get to support the people around you and get to see the artwork in person before purchasing.
Art Markets are a great place to find a wide variety of local artists. A few of my favorite markets in New Orleans:
Even if an artist’s website does not have a shopping cart most photographers, designers and other artist would be happy to sell their work. You can even ask an artist to create something special for you.
Antique or Thrift Stores. Buy old works of art and freshen them up by adding your own touches, or just hang the lucky finds right on the wall.
Here are some photos of my favorites:
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Last Saturday evening I met a few friends for a painting class at Avenue Art on Harrison Avenue, “Avenue Art After Dark.” I didn’t really know what to expect out of the class. But I figured with wine, cheese, painting and friends, you can’t go wrong.
That is until you try to drink your paint-filled water and dip your brush into your red wine a few times. After I got my cups straight the class was really great! There were people who had never picked up a paint brush and others with painting experience.
The instructor began painting the image onto her canvas layer by layer and everyone followed her lead. By the end of the class, everyones artwork was really impressive. Some people strictly followed the sample, others took some creative leeway. I was so proud of all of these people that I had just met! I can not wait to go back!