WARNING: The art featured in this post may be offensive to some people
It is somewhat disheartening to go to the store and see a painting you like, only to discover that there are twelve others just like it in that very store, thousands in the USA, and millions across the globe that are extremely similar! While out shopping one day, it struck me that if I need or want something that has not been marketed, I can simply make it myself. It isn’t a very profound realization, but it has revolutionized the way I think about consumerism and customization (needless to say, I think about it very little). Obviously I won’t be manufacturing my own brand of sports utility vehicles or personal computers (look for the “OH-Pod” out this Christmas season), but since my last post about art, I have been on a decorating rampage. Here is some of the results:
I have gotten into a habit of making each art work a series that is printed, framed, and hung as a collection The images below portray two of my idols. One is my attitude and charm coach, the other is my body-hair role model. Guess which is which?
Some are very plain very basic images that, when printed on a very small scale, look pretty cool and are one of a kind! However, at a large scale they become plain and boring…
This next example isn’t really art, but rather is an example of what happens when I get distracted. Plus, it makes me smile.
Lastly, some art that is somewhat embarrassing.
Being an adult male, I believe I am entitled to a bachelor pad filled with baseball memorabilia, comic books, and pin-up girls. It is no secret that I’ve had a celebrity crush on this blonde beauty for some time now. However, she has a nasty habit of always being nude in all of her photos. The gentleman’s solution was to Photoshop away the “R” rating(at least until it was “PG-13”). Here are the results:
That wasn’t so bad, right?
If you take anything away from this post, let it be that you should make your own stuff. Get creative. Personalize your walls. Customize your art.
De-Sexify your love interests…