So as you can see from one of my recent posts, I’ve been on a search for art for my living room. We got a new couch and new coffee table, and with that came a new theme. I think of myself as a pretty laid back, earthy chick, and I wanted my new art to reflect that. I didn’t want to decorate with art from a big box store that anyone at any given moment could have, but I also don’t have the funds to drop a few thousand (shit, or a few hundred) on art from a private collection. And honestly, I am just not an art snob. I just wanted to find something that spoke to me.
I asked you, dear Internet, for advice, and BadBadIvy inspired me to give Etsy.com another chance. The site can be a little overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for (and if you don’t have several hours to peruse everything they have to offer), but everything is handmade–and there is just so much talent out there, it’s totally worth it.
I discovered Chaanda’s Etsy shop, and was blown away. Her paintings were exactly what I was looking for. I contacted her to see what was available and to see if she would reproduce one painting that she had already sold (she will!), and Saturday I bought four of her paintings. They are gorgeous, and are inspiring me even before they’re here in my home.
So the moral of the story is, folks, go check out Etsy.com if you’re looking for something you just can’t seem to find around town (it’s not just for art, either). And even if you’re not looking for anything, go check out Chaanda’s shop—she’s super talented (and nice!) and you might see something that inspires you, too.