|Etsy Moss Green Pillows|
So, once I came up with my design "concept" if you can even call it that, it was time to commence the infamous internet search. Since finding solid velvet pillows is a cinch (bo-ring), I decided to focus first on the art. Unfortunately it's not easy to google "art in rich colors that will appeal to my tastes" and find something worthwhile. It's even harder to find art that is oversized (most art is not) and that does not break the budget (most art does). Lucky for me, I found not one but two sources that pretty much have exactly what I'm looking for. I don't remember how I stumbled upon either of these sites (sorry, not helpful), but I'm so glad I did. Except now I want to redo my LIFE. Is it appropriate to hang art in my car? I thought so.
The first site I found was 1st Art Gallery. 1st Art Gallery is a site that makes museum quality oil-on-canvas reproductions of historic works of art. The site has so much to offer that it's a little overwhelming. Enter: categories and search terms. Since the painting that sparked my interest contained animals, I decided to start my search there. I had to narrow down the bajillion paintings somehow; and, when in doubt, the answer is usually animals. Not surprisingly, I found a lot of good stuff in the animal category. Check it out.
I think if I had to pick a favorite right now it would be the fancy monkeys. Which is ironic because monkeys seriously freak. me. out. Planet of The Apes is pretty much my worst nightmare. But hey, one more monkey in my apartment is one less monkey out there roaming the streets. You're welcome.