I thought that I would link up with Life in Grace today for Home. On Purpose. I've posted about Edie's blog before, so I was excited to see that she was hosting a link up.
|Poor quality- that's what happens when you take pictures with your phone, at night.|
I have been collecting the art for this wall for quite some time. I have a ton more stuff that might make it up there, including some pieces from my Gram. She was an amazing self-taught artist. I adored her and I adore her work, and I really want to display some of her pieces.
|Love this painting by my Gram- I just need to find the perfect frame!|
|This was a quick sketch she did of my Grandfather- I love it|
because I can look at it and see him doing that.
One of my very favorite pieces is the charcoal sketch of the Cat. I love, love, love that picture. When we went to Ireland, we paid a couple of art students to come by the hotel and sketch Alli and her friend, and that picture (along with some others in the same medium) were exactly what I had been hoping for. It's one of my favorite things ever.
I also love the fox print directly below it. I saw the artist's work on Glamour Mash and knew that I wanted one of Alison Fennell's paintings in my life. (She's the artist behind Eastwitching and the creator of my adorable fox prints.)
|buy him here|
This print was $18, and worth every penny- it is printed on such nice material. It is so professional. It isn't just regular paper, like some art that you might order off of etsy comes on; it is really, really, really nice. I adore it. And along with the print, Alison included a lovely little note and a custom printed card featuring another one of her works.
Over on her website, she does a game called "Haystackers." She hides a needle in one of the pictures on her etsy site, and if you find it, you email her telling her where it is, and then leave a comment on her site telling her which print you'd love to have.
I played after I received my first fox, and I won! I got to add my little business fox to my wall.
|Love him as much as I do?! Buy him here.|
I love my little fox prints; they add a touch of whimsy to my wall. It was pretty heavy before, let me tell you- I have this pretty amazing painting of what looks like a Spanish explorer, and coupled with the zebra painting and the dark walls, it was looking very serious. Not the look I was going for, even though this is the formal living room. My fox prints add so much to this space. I love them!
I've purchased white curtains for in there, I'm going to get white crown molding to put up, I need a new chandelier, and rug, and curtain rods... Definitely not done yet, but getting there! Thank goodness for Rebecca, I tell you. She is such a good friend and inspiration to me. I wouldn't have even half of this done if it weren't for her help and guidance.
And a big thank you to Alison of Eastwitching for making such beautiful paintings- I love my foxes!