3 Reasons Not to Buy Art

I was in Pier One one time and I wandered back to the art section. There were large framed prints for several hundred dollars a piece. The first thing I thought was, "Too bad people buy their art here". I thought that not because it wasn't "good". It was lovely. I just felt like it lacked personality and was the kind of art people get to match their napkins in the dining room. Feels kind of soulless to me.

That experience led me to the conclusion that there are reasons to purchase art and reasons not to!

1) Don't buy art just because it matches the couch or walls. You want art that gives you a mood, feeling, has meaning... Matching is overrated.

2) Don't buy art because other people like it. You need to love your art. Sometimes I spend several minutes looking at the art on my walls, just letting it speak to me.

3) Don't buy art from a chain store. OK this thought is a bit self serving. I think it is so special to be able to meet an artist online or in person and purchase directly from them. 

I would like to introduce you to some of the art in my home. (My art is all over my house, but today I am showing you some pieces made by others.)

My artist friend, Suzanna Roberts, painted this portrait of my kittens and rabbit for me. It is so nice to have such a personal piece in the house.

My artist friend, Suzanna Roberts, painted this portrait of my kittens and rabbit for me. It is so nice to have such a personal piece in the house.

My father, Michael Costerisan, is a woodworker and he made this clock for my grandparents in the 1980s. I consider it a work of art and display it with pride.

My father, Michael Costerisan, is a woodworker and he made this clock for my grandparents in the 1980s. I consider it a work of art and display it with pride.

This is one of my favorite pieces on my main floor, crayon on paper, by Sierra Allen (my daughter age 5 at the time).

This is one of my favorite pieces on my main floor, crayon on paper, by Sierra Allen (my daughter age 5 at the time).

Love, Dawn

PS This yellow Chevy hangs in my living room. (By one of my favorite artists- me!)

PPS Joint me on my roadtrip!