Thursday, June 12, 2008

art i want today: new jen corace prints

much as i love to ooh and aah over the fantastic prints abounding on etsy these days, i'm trying to abstain. i'm following design*sponge's excellent advice in her SMC interview, in which she suggests saving up all of that money you'll blow on cheap prints and splurging on one gorgeous original from an artist you love.

but then i hear from jen corace that she has three lovely new prints available, and i have to seriously reconsider all that willpower. jen's style isn't normally the art i go for, but there's a vibe to them i just love. they remind me of being a kid - when you had this ability to make a completely different world for yourself with your imagination. i particularly love the print above - you know that girl's mom is going to walk in that room any second and wonder why on earth her daughter is sitting in the middle of the living room floor, having a conversation with the wall. art that instantly creates a story in my head: that's what i love.

and it's limited edition, so it's not like 5,000 people will have this in their home - only 50 people, actually. for $80, that's not shabby at all.

if you're so inclined, you can pick it up (or one of its sister prints) at art star. or check out more of jen's lovely work at her website or at tiny showcase!