I decided to re post this blog, I regret that I cannot at this time show you the pieces I bought this year (I already wrapped them) but I did purchase both of them at Zygote Press.
I almost have a complete aversion to shopping in general. I do love a good and thorough Costco trip with a car filled with a million semi healthy snacks and plenty of Kefir. As far as holiday shopping I limit myself to what the local stores and artists offer. Occasionally I am in one of these holiday shows, and I try to barter as much as possible. Win. Win. At the top of my shopping list is always art for the The Associate and The Teenager. It doesn’t have to be expensive or collectible, just a cool piece by a local artist that I think they will like. These were 2013.
I always buy something from this woman, she is multi-talented and I love that her mom is just as talented and always has booth somewhere nearby.
Here are a few from years past of which I happen to have pictures.
I bought two of these in 2012 from local artist Debbie Apple-Presser.
The Teenager loves ballet so this is hers from 2011.
My Friend Sarah painted this from one of my photographs of The Associate, I believe I gave it to The Husband, but it will probably go with The Associate when she ejects herself.
This is one of my favorites, I got it at a garage sale from the artist on my street. bargain!
And this one, the one that inspired this post. The Associate turns 7 tomorrow and I finally found a frame for this to go in her room.I purchased this from a student at a local high school where my friend Sarah teaches. I always get to judge the senior art show and fell in love with this. I gave him 50 bux and the confidence that comes when somebody buys your first piece. The title of this piece is “Big Ass House” I haven’t told The Associate the title because she would find a way to work it into casual conversation just to mess with me.
Hopefully when they get ready to start their own lives they will be proud owners of an eclectic and inspiring art collection. I do make sure that I like all of the pieces too, just in case. 😉