Hobbies,Art,Home Decor

“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist”.....

Art, Collecting,Home Decor are the expression of your own individual creativity or imagination.We See Things As We Are...This allows the individual to express things toward the world as a whole.The " visual arts" at its simplest, is a form of communication....it may seek to bring about a particular emotion or mood, for the purpose of relaxing or entertaining the viewer. Art moves people. It stimulates and motivates the viewers. Look at how simple posters were used to promote propaganda during the war years. Look at how advertising uses visual images to market products.Art can stimulate conversation. It can stimulate thought. It can make people take pause, think and ask questions. It can even cause people to question what they think and change the way they think.. Art draws people. People travel around town and around the world to see art. It promotes tourism. It even attracts business and consumers.Art has been perceived by some as belonging to some social classes and often excluding others but this is no longer true today.With widespread use of the World Wide Web a much broader spectrum of artists entered the field, often completely independent from art institutions....

Let me start off by saying that everything I talk about in this website comes from first-hand experience. I have been collecting a variety of art pieces for the last 10 years. I am a passionate art collector with a fondness for the unusual and the weird and they range widely in style and format. I am not passionate about art as an investment, I love having art in my life.Art Collectors usually don’t conform to fads and crazes; they buy because they enjoy the relationship with art that transforms a part of their lives. They do not buy for investment purposes; they collect because they have discovered a certain appreciation for a particular artist, a certain media, style, process, subject matter or other value they find in an art form. A happy collector seeks information and insight. Of course I have too much but I am reluctant to part with most of them.I still consider myself a novice art collector..

Two 1903 paintings recently sold at auction for $590,000 - the paintings were in the famous "Dogs Playing Poker" series. 

Fox News reported how an anonymous German student found a small painting hidden inside a sofa she had purchased at a thrift shop.The painting was a rare 17th century piece by an unknown artist, and it sold at a Hamburg auction for over $27 K.


All true collectors have a passion for art. Today, it is self-evident that art is not dead ... Contemporary art gives expression to how we welcome, ignore, resist ourselves.This is what art of the moment always tries to do: capture a point  in time and make it burn as bright as the night is long.The collector likes the thrill of the chase, the search for the perfect addition to his or her collection. The process of viewing, learning and buying art is a joyful one and doesn't feel like work. If it does, it's not for you... 

Most people will not trust their own judgment as to what is art. They believe people whose job is to criticize art . These critics tell you when a work of art is good, when it is bad.Art is too personal to rely solely on another person´s judgement. One must experience art first hand, not solely through the point of view of someone else.The second that anyone tries to place a strict definition on art, art itself is destroyed but pointing out shapes and images of a work is possibly helping others to understand the work. Collecting is about using visual art to explore feeling and emotions.....it’s about seeing feelings, making them visible to yourself and others.The collectors who really matter are not necessarily the very richest or even the ones with the most pieces.....They are those who encourage interest in the art they collect and share their treasures with the public....
                                                            HAPPY HUNTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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A Penny for your Thoughts...... 

13 Comments:

MinnieA said...

Linda I hope you wrote something good.

Regenci Square said...

I have never seen such a smile! Sage is a happy dog. She looks extremely healthy. What does she eat?(or should I ask what doesn't she eat!)I look forward to seeing more of her on your blog!!!

Regenci Square said...

Marie, I really enjoyed viewing your site.(especially, the vintage treasures section). I saw several pieces in which I would like to add to my home decor!!! I would like to start with the decorative plates,such as the one displayed on your home page. I am excited and ready to get my collection started. THANKS FOR THE IDEA!!!

clarence said...

Very informative website, with a beautiful listings of items. I will tell all my friends.

MinnieA said...

thanks precious...keep on reading and I will keep on writing....

Patrick said...

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Toni - Chandelier said...

Good stuff! I enjoy taking in this type of posts.

MinnieA said...

thanks toni...I try....will be adding some more good stuff soon....

Diane said...

Hi,
I liked your blog and I personally invite you to join http://www.coollectors.com - The World's Free Collectors Zone.
We will also be happy to cooperate with your blog such as adding its link to our site.
All the best,
Diane
info@coollectors.com

MinnieA said...

thanks Diane..your site looks good also.Has a lot of things I would like to buy.

scott davidson said...

You can of course always decorate your home with flowers that don't grow, or wilt either. These were painted by master
painters of the past, in Western art history. I found a "garden" full of these flowers at wahooart.com, a company that
makes excellent canvas prints, and even hand-painted replicas in oil paint on canvas, from digital images in their large
archive for you to choose from.

I ordered this one online from wahooart.com,
http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LJ5JY
, called Flowers by Jan Brueghel the Elder, a Flemish
painter of the 16th century, as a present for my dear sister for her birthday, that she now has proudly hanging in her
living room. She loves tulips and actually has those growing in the garden now, not far from the framed canvas print.

She said the print adds "timelessness" to the atmosphere of her living space. That's true, because that beautiful vase of
flowers has now stood for 600 years.

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Jenny Ross said...

Wow , all these Beautiful Picture frames are so glorious