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Kitchen Artwork - You're The Arteeest!

I went to a serious, very serious (no smile is on my face) art gallery in New York City over last weekend. As I walked around, a thought occurred to me..."I can do this too!" As I walked and gazed (seriously) at the images before me, I knew I had to talk to you, my readers, about this thought.

I took 8 of MY images below and added 3 of the images that were in this gallery show that I attended.

I'd like you to tell me which images, below, you think were done by the artist in the show. That's all. Maybe mine are so bad this will be a simple task, and everyone will guess correctly! Oh, the embarrassment!

What's the point here?

The point, is that you have talent, perhaps unused talent, too. If these images can hang in this prestigious gallery, sometimes two or three next to each other with no space in between the white, simple, frames, a nice look, then you can enlarge your images too (or go out and take some) and hang them in your kitchen and look at them as art (which they are! You don't need to spend bundles on what you perceive to be "real" art. Find the artist inside you, hang your work in your kitchen, be proud of it, and you will feel something special. It's fun and rewarding, and relatively low in cost. 8x10s at mpix are $1.99. The matting and framing can be artfully done as well.

Those who know me know that I am a big proponent of putting art in the kitchen. Whether it is photographs, artfully framed and arranged, or oil paintings purchased from an artist, or other art forms, makes no difference.  I love to see space for art in the kitchen, and this is one way to do it, with meaning, AND, low cost.

OK, so which ones are the artist's images? Put the mouse over each image and its name will pop up at the top left of the small thumbnails.


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Reader Comments (6)

Well ,you really can't tell :) Being an avid (although not pro at all) photographer, probably tree-form-2 and -3 are from the artist as they are similar, but they can be yours as well...

September 20, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterpeter

I live in a tiny apartment in Brooklyn and my living room is also my kitchen. Anyway, I've been searching forever for wall art I like and that is in my price range. Everything I liked had a nature theme so I decided to take some photos of my garden and then ordered a set of 10 matching black frames from Target for $20 online. They haven't come yet, but it's so funny I saw this post and now I know I'm not the only one to do this! I hope it turns out all right.

September 20, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Interesting picks!

Jennifer, at least for me, it's a lot of fun to relax and find my (personal) creative side. I really enjoy it. Now, put your good stuff in the kitchen too!

September 21, 2007 | Registered CommenterSusan Serra, CKD

Well Susan, I have to say, I think I like your photos better! I know it can be hard to tell exactly from the internet, but I like your composition and colors!

September 22, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkatiedid

It was very easy to spot the professional photographs. I got all three right away. Sorry!

March 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterarchitect_in_toronto

Congratulations! You win the washer/dryer!! ;) Well, perhaps a point was made nonetheless..

March 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSusan

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