There is a great artists’ community in Charleston. A week or two ago, the city celebrated Festivall where “a city becomes a work of art”. It really is a tremendous display and a ton of fun.
Although we love to see local/original art, we can’t always afford to buy pieces we see. We found a new source though, that suits my needs and interests perfectly. We have started framing art by the kids and of the kids.
This father’s day, Emily and the kids had one of Abigail’s pieces framed. It’s one of my favorite pieces of art in the house. We hung it in the bedroom so I could see it every day. I’ll always hang drawings with bees!
While at Festivall this year, we ran across a caricature artist and had him draw the kids. I am not sure that they exactly look like my kids, but they look like kids I have seen somewhere. Anyhow, we still like them a lot too. The most important part of those drawings is that the kids each sat still for 15 minutes while the artist did his work. I think that time might be in record territory!
Do you hang “local art” in your place?