A growing, permanent art collection is something that I’ve been aspiring to acquire over the last year. It is exceptionally slow going, but that’s OK. Step 1: Identify what you love. Originals, new artists, pieces that really resonate and promise to contribute to a feeling of home. Step 2: Afford and frame (ca-ching). Keep it small until you can go big. Step 3: Dare to tap a new hole in your freshly patched and painted wall so that you can hang the masterpiece. Step 4: Be thrilled with yourself, and then go about trying to make the rest of your house look just as cool. Pants draped on chairs, uncool.
St. Monci produced a series of framed Training Missions this summer that I gravitated to quickly; as an abstract artist in Rochester, NY and muralist for Wall\Therapy, if you like modern art, you’ll want to keep an eye out on this guy. Continue to check out his online store, and find your own special piece of happy.