ARTmonday: 10 Kids Art Picks From Minted (& Giveaway Winner)

Thanks to everyone who entered StyleCarrot partner Minted’s $100 Minted Affordable Art Print Giveaway. I just picked the winner. It’s Emily L.! Emily and her husband (whom I happen to know because they both taught my son in elementary school) have toddler triplets. Seriously. Two girls and a boy.

In honor of their little rascals I’ve chose ten child-appropriate art prints. Congrats on your art prize. Emily. Let me know if you need help picking anything out. Minted has lots of affordable artwork, especially art prints for kids.


Geometric Landscape 2 by Lucrecia


Drift by Naomi Ernest


Naked Penguin by Pad and Paper


Arctic by Becca Thongkham


Tethered by Laura Viapiano


Hummingbird by Sara Shashni


Sum Total by Shari Margolin


Vintage Seattle by Devon J. Carlson


Planar 1 by Jaime Derringer


Pride of the Peacock by Agnes Schugardt

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ARTmonday: $100 Minted Fall Art Print Giveaway

Minted, a favorite StyleCarrot affordable art resource and partner is offering one StyleCarrot reader a code for an art print of  his/her choosing worth up to $100. For a chance to win leave a comment at the bottom of this post about which room in your home needs art. If you have a whole wall to tackle, I’m now offering art wall customization services. For $150 (up to three hours) I will help you choose, frame  and arrange affordable artwork for your empty walls.  (Email me at stylecarrot [at] gmail [dot] com.)

Here’s a look at limited edition affordable art prints from Minted in an autumnal color palette, from abstracts to landscapes to animal artworks in a variety of mediums. You can choose paper quality, multiple sizes, and ten different framing options. I almost always prefer simple frames, as you’ll see below. So scroll through, think about whether  you have a room with a blank space that needs filling, and leave a comment.

One winner will be chosen at random for the $100 Minted art print giveaway, which ends next Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 at midnight ET.


Art wall inspiration board created on Minted.
Clockwise from top left:Unearthed, Dessert Diptych, LonnyEccentric LeavesRead Between The Lines, Troy Boston.


Into Hills by Lesley Smith


Red Loops by Kirsta Niemie Benedetti


Of Land And Sea No.3 by Kiana Mosley


Leaf by Stellax Creative


Natura by trbdesign


Form by Lauren Packard


Wild Fennel Study No.2 by Kamala Nahas


Eccentric Leaves by aticnomar


Family Reunion (Aunt Ada) by Betty Hatchett


Carolina by Angela Marizuki


Falling Flora by Jenni Kupelian


Fiesta Turtleneck by Moglea


Opus (Creation) by Daryn Kinney


Rusty Patina by Artsy Canvas Girl Designs


Hexagon Cluster  by  Yao Cheng


Up Down And Back Around by Christina Flowers


 by Kanika Mathur


Some Things Take Time by Monica Tuazon


Unearthed by Josh McClendon

Minted $100 Art Print Giveaway

Read Between The Lines by Cecelia Hospers

W I N  an A R T  P R I N T   from  M I N T E D 

Leave a comment below for your chance to win.

ARTmonday: 20 Original Affordable Artworks Under $500

I have a tendency to buy smaller works of art, because they are more affordable artwork and they’re easier to take in, and now, because we are running out of wall space. I’d love to get an oversize piece of statement art, particularly a photograph, or maybe an abstract, but it’s hard to devote thousands of dollars on a single luxury purchase (for me, anyway).

That said, money is no reason to live with bare walls or posters left over from college. There is so much affordable original artwork available online. You can buy small pieces whenever you find a bit of extra cash, or happen upon one you like, and over time, build up an impressive and eclectic gallery wall of art.

Here are 20 original affordable artworks available to buy at Saatchi Art, Etsy, UGallery, and Serena & Lily. They’re paintings, watercolors, and mixed media works; none are prints. It’s nice to be able to live with art on which you can see the artist’s hands; the texture, color varieties, and depth. Not that there is anything wrong with prints, mix those in too (there’s a shopping strip at the bottom of the post for prints under $150).


“Perspective Drawing,” Clement Tsang  •  $300 at Saatchi Art


“Relaxed Nude From Behind,” Rip Matteson  •  $395 at Serena & Lily


“The Blue Parasol,” Steve Mitchell  •  $251.30 at Etsy


“Breath In,” Alina Cristina Martin  •  $180 at Saatchi Art


“White on White 3,” Justin Simcik  •  $300 at UGallery


“When your face doesn’t fit,” Fabienne Jenny Jacquet  •  $500 at Saatchi Art

bedroom-painting-astrid Oudheusden

“DD 4.4.2013,” Astrid Oudheusden  • $225 at Saatchi Art

Painting of Quartz On Birch Plywood Artwork

“Quartz,” Ferm Living  •  $148 at Burke Decor


“Untitled,”  Jim Harris  •  $350 at Saatchi Art

Woman Painting Pops Of Color Affordable Artwork

“The Sun Is Shining,” Robin Hiers  •  $250 at Saatchi Art

Interiors In Art Bench And Light Affordable Artwork

“My Personal Space 3,” Lucie Jirku  •  $270 at Saatchi Art


Little 007,” Jenny Prinn  •  $100


“Deep Green -The identity and relation of 12 complexion,” Tomomi Maruyama
$300 at Saatchi Art

3475 by Hang Nguyen

“3475,” Hang Nguyen  •  $300 at UGallery


Thevysherbarium  •  $60 at Etsy


“Untitled 0022,” Katia Borges  •  $200 at Saatchi Art

Mixed Media Affordable Artwork  Uprise Art

“Urine Hell,” Chad Kouri   •  $500 (framed) at Uprise Art


“At Sea,” Julia Rymer  •  $225 at Serena & Lily

Abstract Affordable Artwork Oil Painting Serena & Lily

“Stained Glass Window #11,” Marc Ellen Hamel  •  $250 at Serena & Lily

Mixed Media Abstract Affordable Artwork Serena & Lily

“Mid Century Ink & Tape Hard Edge Study,” Dellar Cassity
$385 at Serena & Lily

Shop art prints under $125 >

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ARTmonday: Bowls From the Kitchen Cupboard

I’ve been collecting cute and colorful tabletop and kitchen trinkets, like dipped wooden spoons, little patterned bowls, graphic tea towels, flowerpots,  and such, because this summer I’d like to attempt to take more original photographs for the blog. I’ve recently attempted to style a few shots (like the ones for the Raddish Kids post), and I think they’ve come out decently. And, of course, I’ve been practicing my still life tablescape and flower photos on Instagram almost daily. The last think I need is more stuff to store, but I figured the items would be good inspiration.

That reminded me of these artworks of bowls that I’ve been saving for a while, and figured today is as good a time as any to post them.

Kitchen Art Fruit Bowl Drawing Mzscreations

Bowl of Fruit  •  Mzscreations  •  Society 6

Kitchen Art Vintage Pyrex Bowl Print

Vintage Pyrex   •  Pocono Modern

Kitchen Art Bowl Stack Graphic Print

Bowl Stack  •  Strawberry Luna •  Etsy


Fruit Bowl  •  Colourbox  •  Society 6


Midnight Blue  •  Akiko Kobayakowa  •  Etsy


Retro Kitchen Bowls  •  Charming Shop Love  •  Etsy

Ashley Goldberg Drawing Thermos Mug

Ashley Goldberg •  Etsy

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