Spurred by a conversation with a friend, I have been sorting through some art I have collected over the past 8 years or so. Sadly, this art is all unframed and stacked unceremoniously in the corner of a back room where the elegant photos are fading in the afternoon sunlight and the corners of intricate illustrations are curling relentlessly inward.
I am a horrible collector.
I am also fairly awful when it comes to matters of decorating and interior design and all of that nonsense. I know what I like, sure, but I have no clue what goes where or how this complements that or where any of it should go. Hell, I can’t even properly frame the art, let alone get it up on the wall.
Here is a small smattering of some things languishing about, waiting for me to get on with it and frame them up. Apologies to: Annie Stephens, Caryn Drexl, Kelly Louise Judd, Jasmine Beckett-Griffith and the lovely illustrator over at beautymarkings, I forget what her name is. These wonderful pieces deserve better treatment than I have provided thus far.
In addition to the above, I have some rather sizeable pieces that I really have no idea how to go about dealing with. Two from mizenscen‘s ‘Bride’ collection (and I’d love to round it out with a third….
As well as this colossal print from Sofia Arjam, I mean wow. This thing is huge.
I am not even certain that I have the wall space for all of these things but as I am covetous and miserly, I just keep collecting more (I’ve got some on the way) and I couldn’t bear to give any of it away!
I’d love to see some framing solutions (the more frugal, the better!) or groupings/displays of art in real people’s homes to point me in the right direction. Any suggestions, thoughts, or ideas?