Thursday, January 28, 2010
A good piece of original artwork is like porn to me. I'm not particularly into 'porn', but I would imagine that it makes you really excited to decorate. I get most of mine (art, not porn) at flea markets/antique stores and reframe them. Before the holidays I took three pieces of flea market art to get professionally framed. I knew it would be expensive, but I thought to myself, 'I've worked hard this year, and art you love is always a good investment'. I spent an hour and a half with they guy and I couldn't get the price under $400 for one of the pieces, let alone getting all three done. Now, let's be clear, I'm super rich. I have sooo much money. A lot. Hundreds and hundreds of dollars in the bank. But, this isn't a priority right now, and that $400 frame was my least favorite frame and my least favorite matte, what I wanted would've cost over $1000. So I walked away, feeling frustrated, embarrassed and defeated.
But give up, i did not. This is what I wanted to frame:
It's an old photo that was adhered to cardboard, and its pretty big - 24x30. I don't know why I like it - i guess the color palette, the composition and I have a thing for horses. I realized that I have 2 ceramic horse sculptures, 1 wooden horse sculpture and 1 brass horse lamp in my small apartment. weird, i know.
Anyway, I wanted it in a modern metal frame, black or brass, with a linen matte. I found the frame yesterday at my local thrift store for $40, which I thought was actually still a lot for a thrift store. I'm going to find the matte today and i'll show the finished product when i'm done with it.
Slumber Design, not sure where this one is from. I love them all.