The internet has changed the world in many interesting ways. One of the greatest benefits to living in the internet age is the exposure we all get to new art and artists. Robert Rodriguez is one such artist that I might have never heard of if I lived in an internet free world. He’s using his Flying Cart store to sell the modern abstract paintings he has created, and if you’re into abstract art you’ll definitely want to check out his work. Head over to his store today and see what he has to offer!
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If you’re a fan of the arts, and you live in or near a big city, you probably know of several art galleries in your area. If not, you can still get a little taste of the arts thanks to Betti Ono. Located in Oakland, this gallery presents arts, media and performance experiences and exhibitions, featuring local, national and international artists. They also have an online store where they sell a wide variety of items created by some of the artists they’ve featured. If you’re interested in being exposed to some art you might not have seen otherwise, check them out today!
Hanging art in your home is a great way to decorate your home, and express yourself at the same time. If you’re looking for some great art that’s sure to be a conversation starter whenever you have guests, check out Brady Black‘s store. Brady sells prints of his truly unique artwork. Each piece is visually striking and will be sure to add some unique style to your home. If you’re looking for a great piece of art, check out Brady Black’s store today.
Some talented artists don’t stick to one medium. They branch out into different methods for expressing themselves, and create a wide variety of different types of art in the process. Kenji Liu is one such artist, and you can find his art and poetry in his Flying Cart store. You’ll find shirts, posters, post cards, and books of poetry in his store. If you’re interested in checking out some new art and poetry check out his store today!
Decorating an apartment can be a really tough task. If you go to Target or Ikea you run the risk of having similar decor to your friends or family. At the very least, you’ll wind up with a fairly generic look for your home. Vintage Apartment sells unique furniture and art with a vintage look. You’ll be able to deck out your pad with furniture and art that you won’t find in any department store, so go check out their store, and redecorate your home with all their vintage offerings!
Maybe it’s just because it’s getting close to lunchtime, but these PB&J giclee prints by Duane Keiser really hit the spot! These quaint little sandwhich paintings seem remarkably “fresh” when compared to stale ‘ol fruit still life paintings found hanging in most kitchens. Deliciously detailed from the texture of the bread to the shines in the jelly, these prints make us feel like a kid again… not to mention pretty hungry!
Some artists swear by expensive art supplies, but Kristina Nelson proves that it’s not about the medium, but what you do with it. Using the same crayola crayons they use in kindergarten, she creates lovely and sophisticated works of art that are full of depth and detail. She began experimenting with crayons while she was an elementary teacher in Mexico and later studied with the master crayon artist Don Marco. Unlike Don Marco who’s best known for his crayon portraits, Kristina’s gallery features nature and still life drawings.
Visit Kristina Nelson’s Crayon Art Gallery to see more of her beautiful work.
When there’s someone really special that you want to honor a blown up print from kinkos isn’t going to cut it. You’ll need something really beautiful and original, like these hand carved wood portraits by Earth Dancer Designs. Each wood portrait is made from a solid piece of wood and takes a month of careful carving to complete. These incredibly detailed 3D reliefs measure about 15″x17″ and about 3-4″ high, making them pretty impressive pieces of work to hang over the mantle.
Visit Earth Dancer Designs for more custom hand carved wood items.
While so many artists find inspiration from the places they visit and the people they know, Julie Ellsworth finds it a little closer to home, specifically in the things she buys. Her work revolves around the contrast between consuming and creating. In her Consume Create collection of art she creates balance by painting the things she consumes into her home.
Beer Bottles and Cookie Boxes
Giclée Prints of Julie’s work can be found at her online shop, Julie Ellsworth Prints for $25 each. Starting with high quality 100% cotton acid-free paper and using vivid Epson UltraChrome pigments, each 8″x10″ looks as beautiful as the original.
To see beautiful high resolution versions of Julie’s paintings as well as read more about her art philosphy, check out her blog Consume Create.
Rishi and I went to Maker Faire in Austin last weekend and were blown away by all the cool stuff we saw. It’s a two-day paradise of do-it-yourself projects including art, crafts, engineering, robotics, science, music, and more. Anyone who likes to make stuff and look at stuff other people have made would enjoy this. We talked with a lot of crafters about running their own businesses and selling online. The majority of them already have products on Etsy.com and many have their own website as well. Many were interested in learning about other ways to expand their online sales, such as creating their own brand on their own store site with Flying Cart. Here are some photos and a video of our day.
Me playing an air piano
A dancer performs
A choreographed mentos/diet coke explosion performance