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Generational Photos

Tweet I love coming across unique ideas for family photos and lately I have been seeing a lot of great Generational Photo Ideas. Here are a few of my favorite unique ways to photograph the generations all together.   Source: … Read More

I love coming across unique ideas for family photos and lately I have been seeing a lot of great Generational Photo Ideas. Here are a few of my favorite unique ways to photograph the generations all together.  
  This could easily be reinterpreted in many ways with women or men in all kinds of outfits, however you do it I like the picture it paints.

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  While no faces are involved in either of these I think the creative use of hands from different generations would make a striking piece of art that would start many conversations in your home.

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    I love this wedding photo idea and wish I had done it on my wedding day!

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  And of course the show Modern Family made this popular, but it is still lots of fun!
  Last but not least this one would take some photo editing skills, but the finished effect is very cool! Have you ever thought of creating a great generational photo piece of art? You can find Ellen blogging daily at Thrifty & Chic Mom.
For some reason people seem genuinely afraid to get art printed on anything other than canvas. They know canvas and so it is a safe choice, but is it the best choice? Gallery Direct offers some amazing out of the box options for your art that truly bring your pieces to life in new and amazing ways. My favorite pieces in my home, and the ones that get the most attention, are not on canvas they are on aluminum and acrylic and mirror. Canvas is beautiful and a great option but take a look at how your art can really pop when you try a new media! Aluminum: Aluminum has the ability to make water sparkle and lights glitter in a way canvas can not, check out this example at Go Graham Go and this one at Thrifty & Chic Mom. Acrylic: Acrylic is a great option for a kitchen or eating area as it is easy to clean, check out this great acrylic at Better in Bulk as well as this acrylic piece. Birchwood: Birchwood gives your art great texture and a more earthy feel. Check out these great birchwood pieces at The Mom Reviews and Stuff Parents Need. Mirror: Art on mirror is a great way to elevate a room and add more elegance as well as more light. Here are some great examples of art on mirror at My Four Monkeys and Thrifty & Chic Mom. Check out all of these great examples and then consider ordering your art on something other than canvas.

Happy Summer Solstice from GD!

Tweet So yesterday marked the first day of summer! People take advantage of the warmer temperatures by spending more time outdoors during the summer. Activities such as traveling to the beach and picnics occur during summer months. Here at Gallery … Read More

So yesterday marked the first day of summer! People take advantage of the warmer temperatures by spending more time outdoors during the summer. Activities such as traveling to the beach and picnics occur during summer months. Here at Gallery Direct I work in a room with no windows, it's for a good reason though, I can't have any light from the windows shining on the art I am working on in the imaging department. So I can't gaze out the window to see the beautiful summer blooms or see the summer breeze rustling the leaves on the trees. But that's okay, from the photo above doesn't it look like summertime in the imaging department!? Lots of beautiful, bright, vivid colors. Found a summer vocabulary word list, here are a few words: berries, daisy, flowers, fresh fruit, gardening, grass, hot, June, outdoors, picnic, relax, rose, season, sunny, visit, warm weather, watermelon. Some of those words come to mind working in my windowless room, thanks to the incredibly beautiful art I get to work with.

Pinterest Inspiration

Tweet Did you know that Gallery Direct is on Pinterest? If you haven’t started following our boards be sure to start doing so now! We have a “Pin It To Win It” board with your chance to win free art. … Read More

Did you know that Gallery Direct is on Pinterest? If you haven't started following our boards be sure to start doing so now! We have a "Pin It To Win It" board with your chance to win free art. I've been a Pinterest user for awhile now. I love the ideas, creativity and inspiration I can draw from Pinterest. One person I love to follow on there is Jessica Colaluca with Design Seeds. She has a passion for color (something we have here at Gallery Direct too!) and shares her color palettes that she journals from photos of art, architecture, nature, food, animals...you name it. So if you are having trouble coming up with interior color schemes for you home, you surely can get some inspiration from Design Seeds. And here is the thing, don't just stop at painting your walls these colors use the color palettes to help you find art! If you don't already know, you can search and browse through our art per color palette. Here are some examples of Design Seeds palettes I choose to inspire me in finding some Gallery Direct art...
Need some great ideas for a Father's Day gift? Then join @ThriftyChicMom and @GalleryDirect tonight Monday Jun11 at 10 pm EST for a fun Twitter party full of ideas. We will be discussing Father's Day gift giving and all the great options available to you at Gallery Direct. 5 lucky winners will each win a FREE PIECE OF CUSTOM ART ( valued up to $200). To be prize eligible you must RSVP on Thrifty & Chic Mom. See you tonight at 10pm EST!

Feels Like Summer

Tweet I just recently published two new series of Laura Gunn art. I love her art, it feels like summer to me. Summer is just around the corner – well unless you live here in central Texas like us here … Read More

I just recently published two new series of Laura Gunn art. I love her art, it feels like summer to me. Summer is just around the corner - well unless you live here in central Texas like us here at Gallery Direct...then summer started several weeks ago. Laura's art is always colorful and vibrant. Laura blogs about her life as a mother, artist and designer over at "Paint in my Hair", it's a great blog to follow and she shows you how to liven up your home with her incredible art! Poppy Bouquet I-III Branch in Bloom I-III
Today is the last day to save big on our Memorial Day sale. For most of us Memorial Day kicks off summer, so why not pick up a summery image or two from Gallery Direct.  The two images featured in our banner would give any room a breezy feel. I can almost smell the banana boat sunscreen now.

Color Forecast

Tweet In the creative world we tend to follow trends and forecasts. Our Art Director also encourages all of our artists to keep up with the trends and color forecasts because he knows that’s what will be hot and what … Read More

In the creative world we tend to follow trends and forecasts. Our Art Director also encourages all of our artists to keep up with the trends and color forecasts because he knows that's what will be hot and what will sell! Home Accents Today magazine came out with a great Color Forecast article. I love that Brighter Brights and Americana are what's "in" because here at Gallery Direct we have a ton to choose from in those categories! And it's so easy to find art in these colors because on our home page you can search for art by color... Some of my favorites that would fit into Brighter Brights... And Americana... So do you want to stay with the latest trends and forecasts at an affordable price...shop at Gallery Direct!

Always Bringing You More Art

Tweet Gallery Direct is always on the look out for new talent and we are constantly adding new images from our artists to Gallery Direct to ensurew we bring you the newest and very best artwork possible.  We seek out original and creative … Read More

Gallery Direct is always on the look out for new talent and we are constantly adding new images from our artists to Gallery Direct to ensurew we bring you the newest and very best artwork possible.  We seek out original and creative new artists from both established professionals and emerging artists. Here are a few of the recently added images by Gallery Direct artists. Justin Garcia

Baily

Sia Aryai

For information on how to submit your art visit GalleryDirect.com You can find Ellen blogging at Thrifty & Chic Mom daily.
Graduation season is here and art would make the perfect Graduation Gift! Here are 5 art inspired graduation gift ideas.
  • Gift the gift of friends, Instead of framing that small 8 x 10 photo get it blown up and make it really grab your attention
  • Get the gift of decor with a piece of art by a favorite artist to decorate the dorm or apartment (I suggest acrylic for dorms it is durable and easily cleaned!)
  • Give the gift of inspiration by finding a piece that makes them think of a life goal, use art almost like a vision board.
  • Give the gift of memories by capturing a favorite moment or place and having it printed
  • Give the gift of creativity by photographing a piece of art they created and having it printed
This year give the graduates in your life a gift that they will keep with them forever, the gift of art.   You can find Ellen blogging daily at Thrifty & Chic Mom.