Liveblogging Day 6: Art that Makes You Smile and Makes You Think

Liveblogging the January Cure

In preparation for today's assignment, I purchased a daily deal for credit to 20x200. With such a wide variety of art on the site, I was having a tough time narrowing my choices down to just two prints. Should I coordinate colors? Pick complementary subjects? Then I received some great advice: pick one that makes you smile and one that makes you think.

My friend Melissa looked at the favorites I pinned from the site, and broke it down like this: art should either make you happy or thoughtful. You should love it, either because it's pleasing to your eye, or because you see something new in it each time. Of course art can be none, any, or all of these things, but it helped me get over my indecision.

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I ultimately chose 11" x 14" prints of Sugarcoat, because it's pretty and I see something new every time I look at it, and Can You Imagine, because it reminds me to be thoughtful. I picked up some frames at Michaels for 50% off (score!), and now these beauties are awaiting their spots on the wall.

Do you prefer art that makes you smile or makes you think?

JANUARY CURE LINKS:
Day 6: Choose a Piece of Art to Frame

(Images: 1. via 20x200, 2. Tara Bellucci)

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