It's National Poetry Month, and if you're looking for another way to enjoy your favorite poems — besides reading them — hang some poetic words on your walls with these pretty prints on Etsy featuring quotes from famous poets like E.E. Cummings, T.S. Eliot, and Emily Dickinson. See some of our favorite pieces that show the beauty in poetry.
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Collecting art can be an expensive habit, but these days there are plenty of places to get amazing original art for a great price. Whether you like graphic, abstract illustrations or contemporary photography, we've got a source for you.
We were floored when we first saw artist Paulette Tavormina's still-life photographs featuring fruits and vegetables. Modeled after 17th century Old Master paintings, Tavormina uses a modern medium — photography instead of oils — to capture a similar look, and the effect is nothing short of spectacular. "I have long been fascinated by the magic of everyday objects, the majesty and delicacy of nature, and the world culinary delight," says Tavormina. "I have blended decades of photography and food styling with a love of 17th century Old Master paintings to create these still-life photographs."
Previously a prop and food stylist in Hollywood, Paulette is a largely self-taught photographer who collects the "props" for her photographs and creates the tableaus herself. We can easily imagine a trio of these in a kitchen or dining room — or anywhere, really.
The following photographs are part of a solo exhibition starting on March 14 at San Francisco's March. They are available for purchase by calling 415-931-7433.
On the hunt for easy and affordable arts and crafts projects to entertain your kids? These seven projects are recommended by Circle of Moms members for the sheer fun factor, but they also help young children unleash their creativity and master fine motor skills.
Attention Potterheads: Harry Potter is getting a new look, but don't worry, his signature glasses aren't going anywhere. Scholastic is rereleasing all seven books in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series with fresh cover art by Kazu Kibuishi in honor of the series' 15th birthday. (Yeah, we feel old.) The paperback editions will hit bookshelves in the States this September.
The publisher released the first cover for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone — aka Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone outside the US — and it features Harry and Hagrid walking down Diagon Alley with Harry's owl Hedwig flying nearby. This will be the fourth cover for the American editions of the book, as there was the original followed by the rare "school market edition," and then the "special anniversary edition" for the 10th birthday of the book. There were supposed to be anniversary covers for all the books, but it fell through after the first was released. In the UK, the first edition of the Philosopher's Stone was illustrated by Thomas Taylor, followed by the "signature edition," and then the "adult" version.
These are just a handful of the hundreds of Harry Potter books circulated around the globe — each of which is uniquely beautiful thanks to cover art by talented international artists. We've collected some examples of this cover art and organized it by books in the series, starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and finishing with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Check them all out now!
If anything could make the romantic holiday of chocolate, amour, and flowers better, it would be '90s nostalgia. We were on the hunt for witty valentines that expressed love and friendship sentiments with references to some of the songs, TV shows, fashion, and games we gushed over in the '90s. And when we couldn't find exactly what we were looking for, we decided to make them ourselves! If you, too, want to have a Valentine's Day that pays homage to the decade of the Spice Girls and Skip-It, check out our DIY '90s valentines! And if you want to share them, click on the links included for free printables.
Artwork: Tara Block and Laura Marie Meyers
There's nothing wrong with flowers and chocolate, but this Valentine's Day, why not give a gift that lasts — a beautiful work of art. Whether you're looking for playful prints, floral photographs, eye-catching abstracts, or more eclectic options, we've rounded up a range of great pieces. What better way to say "I love you" than giving something that will always remind them of your affection? Art is forever!
Celebrate The Grammy Awards this weekend by investing in posters with a musical touch. Regardless of your genre preference or style of decor, musical art is a unique accent for any space. From country Cash to the rocking Beatles, we found nine options that are both affordable and stylish. Click through to see our favorite Grammy-inspired picks!
Ah, the season of love. Cupid's coming a-knocking on Feb. 14, so now's the time to add a touch of romance to your home. We scoured Etsy for the sweetest love-filled prints and posters to give your significant other, cheer up a single friend, or just treat yourself! This Valentine's Day, dress your walls with these pretty prints that are all about amour.