Monday, June 25, 2012

I raised my son right!

My sons have been drug to every art show within 500 miles since they were born.  They did not always enjoy them when they were very young, but around age 5-6 they discovered that they could produce art and sell art at these gatherings.  They often spent the holiday season drawing Christmas cards and selling them for $1 at local craft fairs.  My youngest son who is just blessed with the ability to create beautiful portraits, would pick a lucky fool out of the crowd, quickly draw them and then approach them with his work.  Of course they had to buy it! He would sell them for $5.  Sometimes the kids made more that I did at shows!   
In juinor high and high school we often drove 3 1/2 hours to Santa fe for "gallery days" we would make deals, they could get 1 hour of skating at the skate park for every hour I got at the galleries. Well after a few trips, the skate time dwindled and the gallery time increased.  By the end of high school, the trip was spent gallery hoping and eating lovely food.   Both boys have grown up in an artistic home with lots of encouragement to create art and to obtain art from other artists.  My oldest Son, Sid, gave me this print today. 

 I love it.  He said he got it at a yard sale out of the FREE box.  He did his reascearch and fould several of them on sale on etsy/ebay for 15.00.  He was so proud of his find.  I spend most of my disposable income on Art.  I have a very small home so some of it is in storage, but I continue to do it.  My husband believes we should spend this extra money on gold.  How fun is that?  I cant wear it, look at it, or use it in in any fulfilling way!  any way. my son is now seeing the importance of acquiring  art. Im going to have it framed this week.
I too had some lucky finds.  I dont go to many yard sales as it is far to early to be up on a day off.  But because I had to go see a hospice patient at 5AM Saturday, that meant I was returning to my neighborhood around 7am.  I live in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Farmington.  This has many perks.  All my neighbors are very old and are in bed by 7pm (quiet) and when they pass, there children seem to just open the door and let folks take what they want.  Because the neighborhood is so old, this happens on a frequent basis.  2 right around the corner on Saturday.  I ask about all the art and jewelry first.     Family is usually still fighting over the jewelry, however they very rarely care about "the pictures"  I bought 3 Graciela Rodo Boulanger numbered signed prints that are just so cool (Ill take pix) I paid 5 cents each.  They first were marked 25 but when I mentioned they were for Olives room, the price was slashed!  I was sooooohappy with my 15 cent prints from this famous printmaker

The I came around the corner and found this

really bad pix of a really cool piece. hand signed #24 of 110 looks like it has been pulled on a press .  I get better photos.  It is really an impressive piece.  So maybe I will drag my ass out of bed early next weekend to see what treasures await the early birds!  Thanks my lovely son.  I will get the monkeys framed this week and hang then above my bed

1 comment:

  1. What great finds! How lucky you are to even have garage-sales around! I have one charity-shop that is ridiculously high priced. Things there are sometimes more expensive than in ordinary shops... Love all four of your prints!


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