Thursday, August 30, 2012

Adventures in Etsy-land

Promptly after posting yesterday, I decided to entertain myself on Etsy looking for art for the big ole wall.

Oh my gosh. There is so much hilarity to be found on EVERY SINGLE PAGE! I had to share some of the ridiculous that had me giggling and/or in shock/awe at my desk.

You have, of course, the "art with faux inspirational words on it" category EVERYWHERE on Etsy. I may have bought that Star Wars poster (reminder) for the guest bath that yes, is technically art with words on it, but I'm talking about this kind of thing:


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You know, "Live Laugh Love" kind of schtuff. Joseph says, "why do I want my art to tell me what to do?" and I quite agree. Hush, art. Inspire me, don't yell at me.

Then I stumbled upon the brilliantly named "Legs...Small". Behold!

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Let me explain it to you. They are legs, and the picture is small, so that's where the title comes from. Happy to help.

You have a plethora of "Still Life with This Thing"s:

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And many, many more fun genres that I'll let you explore on your own.

I didn't come here just to be an art snob, however. There are definitely things on the site that I fell in love with, even if I don't have places for them.

For instance, random adorable creature in peephole!

buy him!

I LOVE HIM. He is so whimsical and cute!

Also, redonkeylous print:

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What? I have no idea. But it cracks me up and I think maybe I need him for my desk. Those are acceptable words on art.

I also legitimately love this:

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I think it's beautiful, and I totally want to commission the artist to make me a large version of it. How gorgeous would that be in an ornate gold frame? No, it's not groundbreaking, but sometimes pretty is enough. Plus I love the idea of a painting of a nude in the bedroom, but I can't exactly google that at work. Stay tuned on that front (and rear. giggle. I'm probably not mature enough for this.).

I think this maybe began as a cool thought, but it veered off quickly into cliché land. Just because it's big doesn't mean it's cool. Love me some impasto, though.

In case it does it for you.

And these would be pretty neat all framed in schmancy frames and interspersed with little mirrors or something for a gallery wall idea:

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I really did buy this next piece, which I'm now obsessed with. Hopefully Joseph loves it as much as I do.

Not Etsy

They only had a smallish one, about 17" x 24", but I think he'll be great perched above the dresser. I shall name him, and we shall be the best of fowl friends.


And then, like manna from heaven, I found it! The perfect piece to pull the room together!

here. seriously.
GIANT CUBA GOODING JR. PENCIL DRAWING! OH HOW I'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF WAKING UP AND GOING TO BED WHILE YOU LOOK SLIGHTLY TO THE LEFT OF ME.

Joseph, what do you think? Should Cuba come live with us?


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