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Friday Finds- Stylish & Free Artwork - In My Own Style

2019-07-24 18:23:55 customized gift for Graduation

If you are anything like most humans when Friday rolls around, you want to start the shift into weekend mode as early as possible. With this in mind, I have a quick Friday Finds post for you'

I want to show you two things that I added to my studioffice this week. No tutorial needed.

accent pillow case baby burlap baby decoration

I love shopping at Target and HomeGoods to find new decorative items for my home, but when I want to find something new and unique ' maybe not one-of-a-kindpillow cases vintage, but not mass produced, I go shopping on Etsy and in hotel lobbies.

Look what I found' 1 piece of stylish art and 1 piece of free artwork

My Etsy Find

I have these shoes ' not YSL, but a Lands End pair (way less expensive). ?When I saw this print made by Jessica Rowe, I had to have it.

I placed it in a Walmart BHG white frame and hung it on the memo board that hangs in my studioffice.?

It makes me happy ' I love fashion, I love art, and best of all I love supporting artists.

The peony print under it was an Etsy find, too. I do not think it is available anymore though. ?I have had it for over a year.

Another way I like to find art'is for free.

My Free Find

When I was out in Des Moines for the BHG Makeover Madness Final 4 challenge, I picked up this magazine in the hotel lobby thinking I would read it on the plane ride home.

Flipping through, I came upon this map. I love maps, especially colorful ones like this.

I cut it out and framed it in a thrift store frame I had. ?EZ and free! ?Now I have a little token from my travels ' sort of a souvenir.

Use a mat inside the frame or leave plain. ?Hang a piece of free framed art by itself or hang a collection of the same type item to fill an empty wall gallery style.

1. A map or collection of maps

2. Menu from a fave resturant

3. Fabric, gift wrap, or wallpaper

4. Post cards or greeting cards

5. A collection of stamps

6. Sheet music of a favorite song

7. A vintage hankie

8. ?DVD covers of your favorite movies

9. A collection of stamps

10. Recipes cut out from a cookbook

These are just a few items that you may have already have on hand or can get for free to create affordable artwork for your walls. Look around you'I am sure you can add to the list.

Happy Weekend!

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Every year, there’s an influx of people at the gym for the first month or so come January 1st. But the numbers noticeably?decline as weeks go by and it becomes painfully obvious that many have already quit their New Year’s resolution to work out.

Sarah Neuburger remembers the almost-unthinkable days when artists were just figuring out how establish a presence on the internet, and shoppers were still getting used to the idea of online shopping. It was 2006, and after graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Sarah moved to South Carolina with the aim of launching an online store to sell her creations. An early adopter of Etsy, she named her shop The Small Object?as a nod to her petite product line—everything she made fit neatly in the palm of a hand. When she began selling a series of cheerful rubber stamps based on her original illustrations, customers responded quickly and with enthusiasm—and they’ve been a mainstay of her shop ever since.