“The Working Proof seeks to promote art and social responsibility. Each print is paired with a charity of the artist’s choice, to which we are donating 15% of the sale of each print…” This wonderful print, Dreaming About Shoes, is by Sol Linero and sales will benefit Doctors Without Borders. I own it! The Working Proof has been selected as a Sweet Peas & Stilettos featured *Shop for a Good Cause* business.
20×200 makes buying artwork easy, affordable and fun with prices starting as low as $20.
This image: ny.09#19 by Jennifer Sanchez | courtesy of the artist and 20×200
This photograph, Dismantled Server Room I, hangs in my home and we get so many compliments on it (especially from all of our techy friends…).
We have about 9 or 10 pieces of art work from Creativity Explored throughout our home and more pieces in storage. Creativity Explored is a nonprofit visual arts center for artists with developmental disabilities. 50% of the proceeds from all art sales go directly to the artist. This is an amazing organization I would encourage everyone to support. This piece is by Mary Belknap.
An enchanting collection of encaustic paintings, acrylics and mixed media by mother and artist Linda Benenati.
Fill your Home with Art
Many of you love art and would love to collect art and make it more a part of your everyday life, but you just don’t have time to wander through galleries or research up and coming artists. I have found some wonderful websites that make it easy for you to become a collector with a few clicks of your mouse. You will want to check back often as they continually add new pieces and collections. You will brighten your home, bring a smile to your face, and inspire creativity in your children. Here are a few of my favorite finds:
Namaste – For some really cheerful, modern and colorful pieces to brighten your child’s bedroom, check out kukunest.
Artwork for your Child’s Bedroom
If you are looking to make your child’s bedroom or infant’s nursery a special place, there are a number of wonderful resources out there to find very special art pieces. From cars to animals to reproductions of your child’s own artwork – these sites are worth a look:
Jan Eleni – check out the jan eleni collage, an exclusive archival art piece of your child’s personal art
Mill Valley Baby & Kids Company – The Chris Peterson Collection is perfect for boys of all ages
Petit Collage – wonderful works on wood
Here are links to some amazing photographers and photo collections. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I do.
Angela’s work hangs in the entry way of my home, and I get endless compliments on her photos.
If you are looking for a Mark Rothko oil painting for your living room, a Helen Frankenthaler print to put above your bed, or an Alexander Calder sculpture for your garden, you will likely want to check out the offerings coming to auction. Here are links to the big auction house so you can see what events are coming soon. You may also want to check out artnet. This site “is the place to buy, sell and research fine art, decorative art and design online.” Their network of galleries “is the largest of its kind, with more than 2,000 galleries in over 250 cities and more than 100,000 works by over 25,000 artists from around the globe.”
Below you will find quick links to more great resources on Sweet Peas & Stilettos:
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*Sole Searching* Alisa’s Collection of Shoe Shopping Stories