10 Truly Inspirational Art Quotes

On our Facebook page, we regularly celebrate art in many different ways. One of the favorite ways we do this, is by quoting others who celebrate art in their own way. We have listed some of our favorites below. Let us know in the comments which is your favorite and like our Facebook page to see more.

Find more inspiration here: 5 edgy frames for your abstract art



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3 Blog Posts We Loved in May

We love photography and the visual arts. That’s why we’re always looking to find you the best blog posts. In this post, we give you an overview of the most popular blog posts we told you about in May. Take a look at our Facebook page to never miss one again. And if you’ve got a blog you want to share, just leave it in the comments below!

Home décor: Simple Tips for Decorating With Accessories

Decorating with accessories can be tricky. It’s a fine line between well-chosen accessories that add soul to your living spaces and a cluttered space full of knick-knacks. To get the balance right, Tonya Lee shares six clear principles that will help everyone in their decision-making process. By following these simple tips, you’ll know that what to place where in your house, and which items to place in the donation bin.

Photography: 5 Easy Fixes for Common Posing Mistakes

Couple pictures can be the cutest thing in the world, but it’s very likely that it takes a lot of tries to get a picture just right…

With this blog post, you’ll improve all your couple pictures by remembering five simple tweaks. And if five tips are too much to remember, just remember that the closer you stand, the cuter the picture seems to get.

Visual arts: Stars of Night, the World Light Painting Mosaic

This piece of artwork is truly unique. It blends different art forms to honor one of the greatest paintings known. Light painting is a special photography form where you leave the shutter open longer. This captures the movement of light to create a new shape. This mosaic was created by cutting the original image into 456 ‘tiles’. Next, people signed up to participate in the final product. Piece by piece, this mosaic was completed to the point where all of the painting was reflected in 456 uniquely-made mosaic tile pictures. It’s an inspiring project on many different levels, and worth a visit.

Frames by Mail blog: 5 ‘Picture A Day Blogs’ around the world

Ironically, your favorite blog post this month was an introduction to five different photography blogs. These five picture-a-day blogs made for the most visited blog post in May.

Also read: 3 blog posts we loved in April

How to Hang and Frame Pictures Like a Museum

When it comes to hanging frames in your home, there are many things to consider that you might not even think of. For the best tips, look at what the pros are doing. You can gain a lot of insight about how to frame pictures from watching what museums do. After all, these experts have a lot of experience displaying frames in the most attractive ways. We have found some ways you can hang and frame pictures like a museum and listed them below.

frame pictures like a museum with these insider tips

Some Masterpieces Need A Built-Up

This one is counterintuitive, but maybe your best images shouldn’t be the first thing that people see when they walk into a room. They should be able to discover other images first before the big payoff of the most exciting image in your display. This will build up tension and anticipation of what will be discovered as you walk into a room. Museums do this all the time as they save the best images for later on in the display.

Subtle Colors Work Best for The Background

When it comes to your background, you want some subtle colors, so it doesn’t look too busy. These subtle colors will work best. Current color trends are blues, greys, and greens which are both popular in the museum setting and have many uses in home décor to highlight your pictures.

Uses Pieces to Complement Each Other

You should base your compositions on a theme or a style. For example, if you take a lot of flower images you can base the theme on a certain flower color. If you have images of sunsets you could create a theme using those images. Try to have groups of images that relate to each other instead of just random images as it will look better on a wall and add interest. This way, you can have both create the composition and frame pictures like a museum.

Avoid Damage

A painting might look terrific over the fireplace, but this area can get quite hot if you use the fireplace often and a delicate image may be damaged.  This can also be the case of the image is hung near a radiator. The canvas may melt over time and ruin the image. You should also be aware of exposing images to direct sunlight as they may fade over time. Museums take care when they hang images, so you must as well as they can’t be hung just anywhere in the home. For a more entry-level protection, consider our plexiglass option when composing your custom picture frame on our website.

Pick the Right Frame

It can be a good idea to get a custom picture frame for your artwork, so you can get things to look just the way you want. Museums use all sorts of fancy frames to highlight artwork and you can, too. There are many things that can add variety to a frame such as the right mat, so you have some decisions to make before you hang the images, but the easiest way to frame pictures like a museum is by putting a custom picture frame around it.

Also read: 5 edgy frames for your abstract art

Summary

Custom picture frames can make your images stand out. Take these tips from the pros at museums and use them to arrange your image display. You have a lot of options available to allow your own personality and style shine through.

Do you have other ideas for displaying picture frames in your home?

 

3 Blog Posts We Loved In April

We know that custom picture frames can be very versatile, just like you. And while we love our frames and applying them to every single part of life, we sometimes turn to others to find ways for you to fill them. In this blog post, we’ll take you through the three blog posts we absolutely loved in April. There’s one photography blog, one artist blog, and one blog on home décor. If you’ve got a blog you want to share, leave it in the comments!

Copyright for the pictures for the respective blogs and websites listed in this post.

Photography: 9 Composition Tips For Shooting Good Landscape Photos

Great online photography tutorials can be hard to find. Most tutorials seem geared towards professionals who are trying to make photography their business and spend more time with Photoshop than with a camera stuck on their face. What about us, the people who want to get better at taking pictures just for its own sake?

We found us something. This fantastic blog post gives very practical tips on how to shoot better landscape pictures. It even uses sloppy lines the way your old teachers used to do. It’s the perfect kind of blog post for someone looking to shoot better landscape photos.

Visual Arts: 11 Things To Do After You Finish A Painting

Finishing a painting is a great feeling of accomplishment. Nothing will make you feel more accomplished than putting those last few brush strokes on the canvas and stepping back to watch your work. But then what? Before you move on to the next painting, consider these 11 things to do with your painting.

Now, there’s a twelfth step missing, but our catalogue of custom picture frames will cover that last step whenever you’re ready.

Home Décor: Living Room Focal Point Decorating Tips

We must admit, we’re going to be biased towards any blog post that includes the phrase ‘almost anything can be framed’. But even without a bias, this blog post on creating a focal point in your living room is a great creativity catalyst.

It gives five great tips on how to create a focal point and create order in your living room and how it looks. It’s so realistic, it even includes planning for a clutter space.

And your favorite blog post on our own blog:

Speaking of popular blog posts, the favorite post on our own blog was on selecting a great mat for your custom picture frame. If you haven’t had a chance to read it, yet, make sure you catch up on your reading here.