Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Double Feature

The lovely Will aka Mr. Bazaar over at the amazing Bright Bazaar blog has hung my Colorful European Buildings Print in his beautiful home and has written up a lovely little post about my work. Thank you so much!

I also participated in an interview for Melissa's blog HERE. She's an amazing and inspirational young blogger who is living with a rare disability called Freeman-Sheldon syndrome and she chronicles that, amongst other things, on her blog. Here are some of the questions and my answers:
What are some things people should keep in mind when shopping for artwork?
Purchase artwork that makes you happy as artwork can really set the tone for a room and house, and know that when you buy directly from artists, you are supporting the handmade community as it is this support that enables the work to be produced. Additionally, I think people have to be very careful that they are purchasing the "real thing." I've had my artwork lifted and sold as someone else's own and oftentimes, we look at the lower price rather than the quality. It effects independent artists and designers so much when people shop at places -- big corporations and small companies alike -- that blatantly steal images from artists without any compensation.

What are some ways that people can decorate for less?
Online sites like Etsy, ebay, and Craigslist are great sources for affordable pieces that people can use to decorate for less. Aside from that, I love doing DIY stuff and following the many awesome DIY tutorials that are often posted on various blogs. I also love perusing local thrift stores for amazing finds. You'd be amazed at hos much you can change the look of something with just a little creativity and DIY! Having something look good doesn't necessarily mean you have to spend a lot of money!

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