Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Collecting Original Prints
Have you ever thought of collecting original prints, that is, etchings, linocuts etc..... printmaking means that the artists involved prints the prints, not an inkjet printer of an offset printer..... this means that collecting original prints, is collecting original art....... I have put together a treasury on etsy with all etchings, and they are all beautiful, sometimes not given the greatest description by the artist, and that is a pity, I think they sell themselves short that way, but hey, everybody can not be alike. The prices are fantastic, it never ceases to amaze me that you can find original prints for the same, or less, as reproductions on etsy...so...honor that "I buy handmade" pledge, and next time you shop something for your wall... or for the new baby (how amazing to give art, real art, to a new human being) or for your sister, your mother or your beloved. When you buy, ask the artist to write a little thing for you, explaining the technique and their idea/inspiration behind the piece, what a personal gift that would be! The choosing, will be difficult..... you will laugh, cry, and yes, even cringe..... but how fun.. and how worth it, helping preserve a time honored way of producing images!