News From the Couch: Why Buy Original Artwork?



couches38  Finding the right location for a picture is easy for me.  I was the person who nailed a chair to the wall and put a picture on it.  I was the person who put vases on the floor with real flowers in them.  Luckily Gabriel (the kitten) didn’t tip it over, he’s so nice. I was the person who painted a huge mural on my staircase wall with stars and canyons and guest’s handprints all over it. 

I have seen beautiful pictures in magazines of stunning living rooms and nooks and bookcases and, and and.  I also didn’t have the resources and or just the product available in my area to buy.  What to do?  Well we punt. 

I’m eclectic with an eye for the best.  I love rich fabrics and good couches and quality where I can afford it.  After that …. well sometimes it’s a can of paint, some ingenuity and a few “what ifs.”   Decorating is an unique as you are. 

Beloved pieces can make any house a home.  Make sure your have some.  Have an original piece of artwork on you walls, not a print, not a copy, not a piece of cardboard with color on it.  An original, made by an artist.  That’s what artists are there for, to give you an authentic, real piece of work to add to your home. 

This piece is titled mother n child and is for sale at or contact the artist Beth Simpson at   THANKS!


3 thoughts on “News From the Couch: Why Buy Original Artwork?

  1. Yiaso Agapi-mou, forgive my assumption that you know Greek. I do agree with the philosophy of your post above. Links to people and other loved ones, make good decoration. Excuse a negative note. The flashing ad for 'bloglvin' is right next to this comment box. The flashing is making me nervous, and will never click on ugly and distracting objects. What is it doing in your beautiful blog?

  2. I don't know much at all about art, however, I do know when I fall in love with something. Some years ago we were holidaying in St Ives, Cornwall, where there is a vibrant artists colony. We went into a sculptors gallery and fell in love with a piece. It's a bronze called 'Waves' – not a huge piece, about 14" wide, 4" high and 20" deep. The piece is just a series of smooth ruffles – like waves rolling in. It has such a wonderful tactile quality and I just love caressing the cool curving smoothness.Have yet to buy an original painting but one day I know there will be something I shall fall in love with that is waiting just for me.Smiles.

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