What kind of art do you buy?

My temporary tattoo designs on my hand and my bro's neck.
@owstalaga (4200)
Philippines
March 29, 2016 1:58am CST
So does anyone here buy anything with art on it? Do you buy art prints and paintings for display or useful things with art on it instead? I prefer to buy things that I can use with some art on it as opposed to just having one for display. Even if I am an artist that's my preference. Usually I like colorful shirts with nice drawing/illustration or buy stuff that are geeky when I have the money. I don't like figurines or statues or toys for display only (but I like to sculpt when I can). For room decor, I do have posters of my favorite anime and that's it. So what about you? Do you buy art at all or just prefer to look at them when you get the chance? Picture is the temporary tattoos I designed which I put on my hand and my bro's neck.
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@Dextoi (1963)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
Hello there! I love to look at visual art... of course they are worth looking at and obviously, they are called "visual art" (silly me) Anyway, I've known some artists and sadly, I can't afford to buy any of their works. In addition, I don't have my own home yet so I don't know where to place them permanently.
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@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
Hehe true. Even my posters are all rolled and hidden somewhere because I haven't moved into my own place yet. Left the previous room I was renting and haven't moved out yet again so my walls now are artless. You don't need to buy expensive art too. There are a lot of affordable ones out there.
@Dextoi (1963)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
@owstalaga I'm wondering how "affordable" are those? I just wish someone would just give me one and i'd proudly place it in the living room where I am living right now hahaha
@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
@Dextoi a few hundred. You can check department stores if you want some.
@rina110383 (21957)
29 Mar 16
I haven't bought any art work. I prefer looking at them.
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@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
ok.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
29 Mar 16
I dont usually buy art at all. I like to do my own, but never do anymore my friend. My own paintings are what I like. They are cheap haha
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@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Oh I see. hehe. That's fine too. I make my own art but I also appreciate other people's art.
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@cacay1 (32078)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
11 Apr 16
I like paintings that are amazing and cool.
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@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
Alright. So i guess you have purchased some paintings and have them hanging at home eh?
@kaka135 (13479)
• Malaysia
10 Apr 16
I don't usually buy artwork. I am not an artistic person, moreover I don't think I can afford to buy those artwork as well, though I am always amazed of the creative and great artwork by those talented artists. The tattoos you designed are nice!
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@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
Oh you can buy prints or items with prints on it if you really want some nice artwork. And thanks! Glad you find my temp tattoos nice.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
my walls're filled, shelves's well, with art. from pictures, paintin's, sculptures. if'n it strikes my fancy 'n i've the coin to purchase, i much prefer those to wearable art. jest fer the simple fact that i'd be wearin' the art 'til it 'twas tattered'n torn.
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@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Yeah me too, wearable and useful art is great and practical!
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@allknowing (55182)
• India
29 Mar 16
I have a couple of paintings, a sculpture. I picked up a mirror from Goa which had borders done with sea shells. Ilike vases too.
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@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
wow the mirror sounds lovely! I have a clock with a flowery border and inside print of a Greek vase. The only reason I bought it is it looks really great on any wall!
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@snurgr (151)
• Mumbai, India
29 Mar 16
i normally just prefer to watch them.. but i do buy handicraft items at times because it keeps me amazed as to how can such a thing be made byhand.. the thought process behind a handicraft item keeps me thinking for long...
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@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
17 Apr 16
Yeah I also like handcrafted items too!
@LadyDuck (118795)
• Switzerland
29 Mar 16
Yes, I have bought some paintings to hang on my walls. I love art.
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@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Awesome.
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@toniganzon (39995)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
All the art stuff in my room is scattered everywhere. I have so many from different countries. I have art materials from Japan (they have the best pens and paint brushes), from Australia, and from the US. I like arts and crafts by Martha Stewart, MommyLhey's clear stamps and studio L2e too. I can't remember all of the brands but I have them everywhere in my room!
@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
oh you have art stuff too! Great. I only have my pens and sketchpad. Haven't done any painting or sculpting for a loooong time.
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@toniganzon (39995)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
@owstalaga I have all sorts of art stuff including carving blocks lol
@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
1 Apr 16
@toniganzon carving blocks? I only have carving tools...
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@quantum2020 (8347)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
2 Apr 16
I like paintings. Whenever I can I buy anything related to painting, canvas, paint, brushes, palette
@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
3 Apr 16
Oh so you're an artist too? Cool. I haven't bought artist tools like those for a loooong time.
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
3 Apr 16
@owstalaga You can go to flea markets and find lots of art artifacts there
@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
3 Apr 16
@quantum2020 Oh I don't want to buy used art tools. I want brand new brushes and such if ever I'm gonna buy them again. As for works of art, yeah going to flea markets can be good.
@geizshan (167)
• Manila, Philippines
29 Mar 16
I like every painting my brothers can finish and new tattoo designs or shirt designs. I don't buy but I always request ssomething from them like air brushed shirt.
@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
Hahaha, it pays to have an artist family member eh?
@destimona (1948)
• Luxembourg, Luxembourg
29 Mar 16
I am looking for some lovely paintings to hang it in my new house. I have not bought any sstuff yet.
@owstalaga (4200)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
oh cool! What kind of paintings do you like?
@zarlamain (24084)
• United States
5 Jun 16
I usually like small art pieces like vases and posters.