Start an Art Collectible Hobby and Beautify Your Home
Collecting is a fun hobby, and one of the most interesting
things to collect are art collectibles. Many different items
can be painted with artwork and become an art collectible.
Hobby enthusiasts collect such things as saw blades, and
wooden eggs which have had artwork painted on. People even
collect designer rugs as art. Another art collectible hobby
is collecting limited edition plates, thimbles, Christmas
ornaments, and figurines produced by such companies as
Bradford Exchange. And of course, many people collect fine
The person with an art collectible hobby will probably find
his or her own favorite artists whose works they appreciate.
They can choose to focus on one particular artist, either
past or present, or they can choose from the works of many
artists. On the other hand, they may collect art and art
objects around a theme they enjoy, such as cigars, wild
animals, or piano music.
One may think of an art collector as a rich person who has
the money to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on an
original Van Gogh. A person of more modest means can collect
art too, however. Post cards are a good place to start. Most
art museum gift shops offer high quality, glossy postcards
printed with some of their more notable acquisitions. By
buying those cards one really appreciates, anyone can have
an art collection.
Ebay is a good source of art collectibles whatever type of
art or collectible you fancy. In fact, if you are just
starting out, the choices and options can be overwhelming!
Just remember that you can sell your own belongings as well
as buying those of others. This should make the impact on
the budget a little less powerful. Other ideas for
inexpensively collecting art collectibles are scouring flea
markets, thrift shops, and garage sales. You never know what
treasure someone else may be getting rid of.
One nice thing about art collectibles is that artists can be
found in every part of the world. The art collector should
scout the local art shows, museums, and artist's hangouts to
find out just what sort of talent can be had less
expensively and close to home. Because of the local flavor
of some artwork, art collectibles make good travel
souvenirs. For instance, the artist Linda Barnicott
specializes in paintings of scenes, buildings, and landmarks
found around Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Similarly, collectors
can find local artist almost everywhere.
An art collectible hobby will keep you interested in life
and give you a home filled with art masterpieces as well. Choose to collect thing you enjoy. Don't worry about weather they will make you money or be a collectors item in 20 years. Pick what you like at a price you can afford. Then you can enjoy them every time you look at them. If
you enjoy pretty and interesting things around you, consider
starting an art collectible hobby today.