Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Save Money for Art-lovers, Mother's day gift ideas

Save Money for Art-lovers

Art can be expensive but if you’re on a budget and love art. Who doesn’t like to save money. I like to save money on some items and then spend the money on other things like computer parts or gifts for family. You don’t have to let a soft economy keep you from surrounding yourself with art.
1. Check to see if your local art museum has yearly passes if you plan to go to the art museum a lot.
2. Search for coupon codes for www.zazzle.com for your favorite artists. You can get further discounts by buying bulk. Inexpensive art items at zazzle include postcards, magnets, and stickers. You can customize many of these items turning something into a luxury item.
3. Yard-sells and thrift stores can have originals and prints at less expensive prices but it may involve time.
4. Etsy has expensive and not so expensive art prices search around for prints and originals. Etsy has a lot of homemade artisan items like soap and purses at much cheaper than designer prices if you look around.
5. Make your own art out of recycled pieces. Make sure the pieces are non toxic.
6. Join art clubs, or form art swaps to swap art for things like art, soap or clothes.
7. Food can be art and making your own food rather than buying a bunch of processed foods is cheaper and more expensive. Rice, lentils, bulk cheese, whole potatoes can be options.
8. Furniture doesn’t have to match if you’re going for an arty look. You just have to make sure items are not on recall lists.

Mother's day Gifts and cards from Zazzle All under $15 unless you upgrade

Lovely Mother's day card

For mom's who love whimsy: my art

For mother's who love abstract art



Coth Mom, emo "Creepy mom"

Cute bird

Yo mama!

Mother's love


  1. Thank you for featuring my Mother's Day Card! A very lovely Mother's Day feature today. :)

    Great article for money saving tips too! I'd like to add that it can be a fun challenge looking at items one doesn't normally consider to be surfaces to paint on as potential. There are artists that ONLY make art out of things that have been disposed of. Before you toss an item or recycle it, ask if it could possibly be a part of your next art project. :)