Mr. Big and I recently found ourselves in a gorgeous art gallery in Calgary by the name of New Zones. If you have the chance to go, it's definitely worth a stop. Your head will be swimming with piece after piece of gorgeous artwork. Sigh. And even moreso, they are very helpful in pulling out pieces that you might be interested in. None of the hoighty-toighty gallery people there.
But there was a slight problem. We couldn't figure out how we could meet our mortgage payment and own any of their pieces. Hmmm. Just as much as it is beautiful, artwork can be p-r-i-c-e-y. Of course I immediately came home and came up with a short term plan...find items that give the feel of the gallery pieces, but at just-moved-into-a-new-house-and-are-broke prices.
My first purchase was this gorgeous fashion print from Etsy seller redheather.
I love her! And for $25 + the cost of a frame, I feel pretty comfortable that she was within our budget. :) I've also commissioned an original piece from the same artist at a very reasonable price. Very eager to see what he comes up with.
Maybe someday we can roll up to New Zones with a roll of cash in our pocket (ugh...imagine the possibilities), but until then, the hunt is on!