February 9, 2010

Stuff on My Desk: Dollar Store Painting


Who says great art can't cost a dollar?

...OK, pretty much everyone.

BUT.

How cute is this little painting? I found it at The Dollar Store for...um, a dollar. (Sorry for the flash in the picture. I couldn't figure out how to turn it off, and I was in a hurry.)

I love it because:
  • The colors are awesome.
  • It's vaguely Fall-ish looking -- my favoritest-est-est season.
  • I'm not sure about the artist, but anyone with the last name "Vagil" (so tragically close to "Vagisil") is screaming to be given the benefit of the doubt. He or she has undoubtedly suffered enough on the playground of life; let's cut him or her some slack.
  • The trees look reasonably lifelike, but not obnoxiously so. (I realize I'm reaching here.)
  • Oh, and IT ONLY COST ME A DOLLAR.
I actually liked this little print so much, I bought two copies of it (for TWO dollars, total) so I could have one in my cubicle at work and one in my home office.

(It is my secret dream to paint a room in our house that orange color. However, I think it might give T a heart attack. He's not so adventurous when it comes to home decor.)

In short: I love my little print. My cheap, knockoff, painted-by-a-person-of-unknown-sex-or-creed-who-is-named-after-yeast-infection-cream, Dollar Store print.

6 backtalk:

Sarah W said...

Ha! Awesome. You're right, art can bring happiness AND be cheap. No need to pay $50 for the same darn thing at an art show. As a person with a degree in art, I say the price of art is not what's important, it's how it makes you feel.

And, yes, very unfortunate about the name.

Iris Took said...

How big is this masterpiece?

Written Permission said...

Iris: I'd say it's about...5x7? Something like that. It's pretty small.

Oh, if only I could find a giant copy! Then Vagil's name would be known by all. :)

wrestling kitties said...

Oh, very cute! That is very fallish.....I love me some bargins like that.

We painted our kitchen orange and I lOVES it. My hubby even loves it. I call it mac and cheese orange, it is awesome.

Dri said...

I love your painting. True beauty is not measured in how much you pay for something.

I mean, there are plenty of pieces of "art" that are ridiculously expensive and equally as ugly.

Ky (Two Pretzels) said...

I feel that the flash from your camera sort of looked like a sun setting...

:)

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