For 2017, I am choosing to focus on "gratitude." So as part of this gratitude practice I am going to begin by expressing gratitude for all the art that was collected during 2016. In this blog post, I am documenting all the art that was collected and expressing my thanks to the universe for uniting my art with collectors.
Each artwork collected has a story... why they fell in love. Why they couldn't live without it. Often, the art was chosen as a gift for a loved one who had a special connection to the subject matter. Others collected art for themselves to celebrate beauty in their lives.
The artwork collected came from four new collections created in 2016 as well as a few miscellaneous whimsical pieces that I created in years prior.
I have always felt a strong connection with animal spirits and built a collection of artwork around these soulful animals. Here are four original paintings chosen by collectors this year.
The pigs were collected by a music teacher who spotted the art the annual boutique that I do in conjunction with a her music school. She purchased the painting for her niece who loves pigs. This was a big investment piece but this collector wanted to be the kind of Aunt who gives original artwork and her niece will grow to appreciate its value over time.
You can collect art too-- explore the complete collection of animal art
I also create a collection of musical artwork based on instruments and musicians.
- a professional composer and trumpeter couldn't resist the trumpet and collected it the day it hit my webste
- a tubist married to a retired elementary music teacher snatched up the tuba painting
- The Harp painting went to a seventeen year old daughter who is studying the harp for her birthday present
- the piano painting, a gift to a granddaughter.
click here to see more from the musical art collection
Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
What is it about flowers that draws me to them again and again? I think it is the challenge to paint them in new and unconventional ways.
Like these floral collages. From a distance they look like conventional flower paintings. It is only when you draw near that you see they are made of bits of magazines, piano music and empherma.
- The sunflowers were purchased by a mother as a Veterinarian school graduation gift to her daughter.
- The pink peonies will adorn a music room.
- a friend, who just sold her company, chose the red poppies to grace her new executive office.
- Repeat collectors who also own my fruit collage of lemons and limes added the sunflower bouquet to their art collection
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My Muse made me do it
These whimsical creations were also part of collections, most of which have already gone on to other homes. There are more Day of the dead art, and flag art to be found on my website.
About the Artist (Miriam Schulman)
|Miriam Schulman, founder of The Inspiration Place|
In case we haven’t met yet, I’m a watercolor and mixed media artist. My art has been featured in numerous publications such as Somerset Studio, and I’m the founder of The Inspiration Place where I give my students stepping stones to create beautiful art as well as the emotional support they need to stay inspired. See the art I create at schulmanArt.com or learn how to paint with me at TheInspirationPlace.net