Start an Art Collectible Hobby and Beautify Your Home
Collecting is a fun hobby, and one of the most interesting things to
collect are art collectibles. Many different items can be painted wi
th artwork and become an art collectible. Hobby enthusiasts collect
such things as saw blades, and wooden eggs which have had artwork pai
nted on. People even collect designer rugs as art. Another art coll
ectible hobby is collecting limited edition plates, thimbles, Christm
as ornaments, and figurines produced by such companies as Bradford Ex
change. And of course, many people collect fine art paintings.
The person with an art collectible hobby will probably find his or he
r own favorite artists whose works they appreciate. They can choose
to focus on one particular artist, either past or present, or they ca
n choose from the works of many artists. On the other hand, they may
collect art and art objects around a theme they enjoy, such as cigar
s, wild animals, or piano music.
One may think of an art collector as a rich person who has the money
to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on an original Van Gogh.
A person of more modest means can collect art too, however. Post c
ards are a good place to start. Most art museum gift shops offer hi
gh quality, glossy postcards printed with some of their more notable
acquisitions. By buying those cards one really appreciates, anyone
can have an art collection.
Ebay is a good source of art collectibles whatever type of art or coll
ectible you fancy. In fact, if you are just starting out, the choices
and options can be overwhelming! Just remember that you can sell you
r own belongings as well as buying those of others. This should make
the impact on the budget a little less powerful. Other ideas for inex
pensively collecting art collectibles are scouring flea markets, thrif
t shops, and garage sales. You never know what treasure someone else
may be getting rid of.
One nice thing about art collectibles is that artists can be fo