How to Protect Art from Elements in Nature
Protecting wood artwork can be challenging when compared to other arts. There are key aspects which become critically important.
No one hangs a beautiful piece outside so it can be rained or snowed on. Nevertheless there are factors taking place within your home that you may never think of.Continue reading Protecting Wood Artwork
Is Art A Product?
Is your work artwork or product? Each artist must decide if their art is a product, or something more. There is a lot to learn about how to make money with art.
Once I visited a local University to view their art collection. The curator of the art gallery took me around and as we were walking began to describe many of the pieces.Continue reading Artwork or Product
Why Being Trendy Is A Bad Thing
The world is always chasing the new trends. Chasing trends in art is no different. With each trend that comes many attempt to catch the wave before the crest.
As an artist we must ask ourselves, what is our value in art? We must then define that answer for our work.Continue reading Chasing Trends In Art
The End Of The Art Guild System
Please know I am not against art guilds. I love them and lament that they are coming to an end as they fade into the past.
The broader art community and artist guild is suffering today. This topic is important for new independent artists to research.Continue reading Death of Art Guilds
Wood Decoration is not a Passing Trend
Wood has been a material that has been used for generations in home decor items. This leads to one of the greatest advantages of wood decor.
It is not a fad. Wood decor will always impact interior decoration whether for wall art decor or rustic farmhouse cabinetry.
It will not go out of style or pass into memory as other things such as shag carpets. Wood has been with us since man shaped the first tools and it will remain with us.Continue reading Advantages of wood decor
Is Handcrafted Equal To Hand Carved?
Hand carved vs machined artwork can tip into a major debate. At the core of this argument is value. We first need to define hand crafted.
I would like to begin with one clarification about fine woodworking. Many artists will say their work is handcrafted yet large portions of their work is machined.
If a wood carving is machined as opposed to hand carved, does this still qualify for handcrafted? Absolutely yes. Why? This goes into the whole argument of what is better, or rather what qualifies as genuine handcrafted wood art.Continue reading Hand carved vs Machined
Art To Remember
When you purchase art it can be at times hard to tell certain specifics about the piece. Indeed we desire quality. Also we want art to remember and make an impact on our home space.
Yet much of this value in art will depend on the type of wood art we select. Not all are equal and the price tag certainly will reflect this.Continue reading Types of wood art
Interior Styling Questions
Interior styling with your decor can become cumbersome and lead to a decor ripoff. Chasing every trending home design can also be expensive as we attempt to style up.
You need to decorate for yourself and not the trend. If you are shopping and find a piece of home decor at a higher end store and buy it, was it worth the cost? Furniture for example tends to have insane markups on the price and often people end up with a better branded Ikea.Continue reading Decor Ripoff or Good Buy?
Interior Home Decor vs Artistic Creation
If you are looking to buy art for your home then Google may have been the first place you searched. Even a specific search for carved wood wall art will immediately take you to links leading you from Amazon and Kirklands all the way to Etsy. These places do not place value in art.Continue reading Home Decor or Artisan Creation?