Why Don’t You…?

handwritten art work

… get sentimental with your artwork?

Whether you’re still holding on to pen pal letters of years passed or are looking for something creative to do with a particularly telling grocery list, handwritten notes can double as custom artwork faster than you can nail another hole into the wall. Simply take the original to your local printer or office supply store and have them scan and blow up the image. Then, head to the craft store for an over-sized frame and – boom – instant graphic-based art for your happy walls.

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Why Don’t You…?

ceiling mural

… mural your ceiling?

I posted a glorious chalkboard ceiling last month, but isn’t the idea paling in comparison to this Sistine Chapel-esque muraled room? It’s overwhelming, yes, but is the perfect hiding spot for an art lover with a penchant for painterly inspiration.

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Donald Judd’s Home and Studio, 101 Spring Street

The opportunity to experience the personal environment of an artist offers a unique peek into their process. Honoring the legacy of Donald Judd, his home and studio at 101 Spring Street will open to the public in June. ‘Donald Judd revolutionized practices and attitudes surrounding art making and the exhibition of art, primarily advocating for the permanent installation of works by artists in carefully selected environments. Judd achieved this goal for his own work and that of his colleagues at both his studio and residence at 101 Spring Street in New York and in various locations in and around Marfa, Texas.’

“Too often, I believe, the meaning of a work of art is lost as a result of a thoughtless or unsuitable placement of the work for display. The installation of my own work, for example, as well as that of others, is contemporary with its creation, and the space surrounding the work is crucial to it. Frequently as much thought has gone into the placement of a piece as into the piece itself. Accordingly, it is my hope that such of my works of art which I own at the time of my death are installed at 101 Spring Street in New York City, or in Marfa, Texas, will be preserved where they are installed.”
–Donald Judd, 1993

Judd Foundation’s mission is to maintain and preserve Donald Judd’s permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in New York and Marfa, Texas. The architecture of the building, and space in which he displayed his work was an important element in the art’s creation and display.

Excerpts sourced at the  Judd FoundationImage Source.

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Why Don’t You…?

… create your own, one-of-a-kind art?

Typography-based art is still going strong in the art/design world, and I love seeing the trend re-imagined in various homes. I spotted this image from Jennifer Hagler and my imagination was immediately sparked – I’m envisioning how perfect this piece would look in an office, bedroom or even nursery, spelling out all sorts of fun and quirky messages…

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Why Don’t You…?

… turn that artwork upside down?

To be fair, the art pictured is not actually upside down – it just appears to be. Yet what a beautiful reminder it offers for perspective – the importance of seeing the world differently and viewing our surroundings in new and exciting ways.

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