Although Etsy is commonly associated with kitschy quote prints, it's actually filled with fine art! Eager to find some hidden gems, we found stunning oil paintings at bargain prices. From bright colors to abstract textures, these paintings are an affordable way to incorporate new and original artwork into your home's decor.
No matter the theme of your babe's nursery, these vibrant artworks will fit right in. Looking at art is a wonderful way for your infant's eyes and his imagination to grow and soar. Stimulate developing senses by selecting art that has vibrant or contrasting colors. Your babe can't see much in the first few months — only black, white, and shades of gray within a few inches of the eyes — but once things come into focus, all of these artworks will keep your child smiling!
When CasaSugar showed me these cute prints on Etsy, I knew I had to pass them along to you. Studio1212 offers over 50 different prints featuring feathered, furry, and fluffy friends. Of course I was extra happy to see a Boston included as well as mixed breed pups and exotic kitties, too! As they say, "if you don't see it, but can dream it, commissions are always welcome." These brightly colored prints would totally freshen up my drab white walls, do any of you have artwork depicting animals already hanging up?
Beautiful pillows can be the perfect accent to any room, but if your kids' creations adorn them, that will brighten your surroundings and their smiles. We told you how you could wear your children's designs around your neck, but now you can rest your pretty lil head on them, too.
Submit your child's masterpiece to Deseta where they will translate the image onto a charming pillow. Make sure it's your favorite piece because it's not cheap. It costs about $180 for one of the posh cushions. But, it will be a treasured keepsake for years to come.
One way to turn a plain Jane room into a special place for your babe is to hang a piece of artwork made especially for him or her. Ida Pearle is a NYC artist who uses origami paper to whip up beautiful creations suited for wee one's bedrooms.
You can order the customized pieces through Tiny McSmall by giving them the tot's name, hair color and skin tone. For $70, your babe's very own wall art will be created. And for an additional $90, they'll matte and frame the beauty for you.
The Van Gogh in every child sometimes gets the best of our refrigerators, empty walls, and the kid's rooms. When your lil one brings home that masterpiece that you know sets itself above the rest, turn it into a treasure.
You can scan or mail your tot's magnum opus to Analiese and for $8, she will turn the artwork into a beautiful glossy pendant that you can put on a necklace or whatever your heart desires. The original, which isn't limited to child's play, needs to be 8 1/2 x 11 or smaller. And, for an extra $5, you can add a silver chain to your order.
On NBC's "Heroes," the paintings by prophetic hero Isaac Mendez foretell the future for the show's characters. In real life, the art pieces could help bring a brighter future for people suffering from epilepsy. This month, NBC.com plans to auction off the artwork created by graphic illustrator Tim Sale and donate the proceeds to the Epilepsy Foundation.
This is particularly significant for actor Greg Grunberg, who plays mind-reading Matt Parkman on "Heroes" and whose son is epileptic. Eric R. Hargis, President and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation, says "We are thankful that Greg Grunberg, inspired by his own real-life hero, his son Jake, who has epilepsy, has joined with us to increase awareness of epilepsy."
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