Art on a Shoestring: A How-to Guide for the Frugal Artist in All of Us

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Tate Publishing, May 22, 2012 - Crafts & Hobbies - 176 pages
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'What, you may well ask, is art on a shoestring? In most countries, a shoestring is relatively cheap. So art on a shoestring is a special kind of fine art that is available to anyone and everyone at little or no cost... It is a quest as exciting as a treasure hunt with enticing rewards and a sense of great satisfaction, and as your awareness of what is beautiful in art increases, that awareness will spill over to enhance your appreciation of the beauty of everything else in your life.'Most of us love the idea of being able to decorate our homes; however, some of us don't think we have enough time or money to accomplish such a task. Don't fret; Thelma S. Rado'sArt on a Shoestringoffers a how-to guide for decorating your home on a budget. From framing art to picking out the perfect color scheme for walls, Thelma offers advice and helpful tips for people who, despite limited financial resources, are strongly motivated to enriching their lives and their homes with beauty.
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Contents

Introduction
9
Authors Note
13
An Idea Is Born
15
Choosing the Right Picture
23
Mounting and Matting
43
Creating Unusual Mats
59
Framing
69
Hanging Pictures
79
Choosing a Color Scheme
113
Learning the Principles of Good Design
123
Arranging Furniture
129
Solving Knotty Household Problems
145
The Total Picture
161
Conclusion
171
Figure Index
173
Copyright

Understanding Color
103

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