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What Kind Of Art Do You Work Around?

In my office, I have some paintings, some sculptures, and other objects which create a pleasant, or at least "personalized" work environment for me. I do not like a cluttered space, but I do like being surrounded with art or objects which remind me of certain concepts as I work. I was curious--what art is on the walls in your work space? What "things" or objects do you surround yourself with to create a productive environment?

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Barida

It's quite unfortunate that I have no work of art around me at the moment simply because the place that I am work is for temporary basis. However, this is one of the goals I have in mind for the future.




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JoeMilford

Right--I guess that my question is pertaining to a situation where you are ALLOWED to customize or decorate your own space, so I totally understand what you are saying here. I am privileged to be able to do the majority of my own work from my home, so I do enjoy that luxury and the freedoms which that brings. Hopefully, you will be able to have the environment for work which you prefer very soon!




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Barida

Then, you're lucky to have such situation around you. Also, the fact that I am planning on completing an educational program soon is affecting the interest I have on the job now.




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Martinsx1

Personally, I'm more comfortable in a spacious environment, I'm not comfortable living in a tight space because it literally chokes the daylight out of me. On coming to arts, paintings are my favorite. I have actually quite a good collection of painted arts and still looking forward to acquiring more. I just got one a month ago and it's a fabulous one. Let me show you all a piece. What Kind Of Art Do You Work Around?




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peachpurple

Me neither, I don't have any art photo in my house either. If I could, I would draw an art picture myself instead




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mildredtabitha

I also don't have work of art around me especially in school since I am not there frequently. At home, there are few photos and paintings for nature which my mom likes.




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Baburra

It is unfortunate that you are not able to customize your surroundings at this time, but take it from me who is used to not having a decorated workplace, you may find some benefit to it because by getting used to that you will be more able to adapt to any work surroundings and therefore be able to work in a lot more types of workplaces and jobs.




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mar06

Actually I'm fond about arts and I knew pretty good about art. Because during my high school day I belong to those student who are belong in the specialization program in the arts. So I'm one of it, then I belong about music which is more about instruments. And right now I play different kinds of it then that made me happy. What Kind Of Art Do You Work Around?




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pandooh

Do plants consider as work of art? I do have these green scenery in my table since it would really help relax my eyes especially when strained from the whole day work in a computer. But knowing these doings from others would somehow drive me to do some motivational art, maybe, and be more productive.




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menchuuy58

I am not into art work. We have paintings on our wall. Its in appreciation for their nice work of art.




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Judas2018

I have no art in my office but I have many small statues and figurines. At home though I have some nice abstract paintings - and paintings of famous figures as well.




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Barida

It's really great that you enjoy having work of art around you. One good thing about that is that it is going to make you feel close to nature.




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mildredtabitha

I am considering to have paintings for nature in my new home but it is not a goal I have set. Being in a bright room and having some colorful paintings will be nice. I haven't thought of sculptures since I am not sure what I will like.




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DenisP

It's nice to at least have some paintings in your own home. I work from home, but even my home isn't exactly adorned with many paintings or other kinds of art. I'm a very spiritual person so at least I do have some forms of spiritual "art" hanging around. I have a banner with the seven chakras hanging on the wall by my work desk, a Native American dream catcher by my bed, along with two portraits of a Native American man and woman sculpted out of wood on either side of the dream catcher, and a Buddha statue by my little meditation area. It isn't much but at least it's something to liven the area a bit.




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Baburra

I work around and check out mostly digital art, because it's what I do. There was a time when I was a lot more interested in drawings and animation but I guess I grew out of it or something. Nowadays I'm mostly just interested in digital art and sometimes animation, which is something that I have always been into and it's what remains constant. I'm not really into the other types of art but when I come across them they do interest me in some way and it makes me stop and take a look but that's about it and I rarely seek them out otherwise.




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Barida

It's really nice to read that you were once into real arts and all that. I would suggest you try to see if you could revive that passion in you once more.




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Baburra

I don't think it's that I lost passion but more so just that my style evolved. I think as I grew older I figured out that I didn't need all that clutter to inspire me and that it was just distracting me anyway. I'm still able to find inspiration but just not in that way anymore. I just prefer having a blank space now and I feel like that helps me a lot more because I can think more clearly.




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DenisP

"Nowadays I'm mostly just interested in digital art and sometimes animation, which is something that I have always been into and it's what remains constant."

I'm totally with you on this one. I'm a huge fan of digital art myself. It really grinds my gears when some people rag on digital art like it's not real art. This mostly comes from hipsters who feel that traditional, physical art is the only true form of art, which in my opinion is nonsense. Art is art not matter what format it comes in. Whether a painting is done in oil on canvas, or digitally using a Wacom tablet in Photoshop, it still has the same value to me.




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manmad

I am a student, so I don't really have a workplace other than the place I live at, so I can say that I have some pretty nice art, because I do enjoy art a lot and I appreciate a fine piece of work. I have a lot of paintings, by famous artists from my country and I also have some made by me, even though I am not a professional. There are some posters and other types of art works that are not exactly paintings, however they are pretty artistic. Everyone should have some form of art in their home, because it can show a certain side of a person's character.




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Barida

Art can say so much how we view the world and that's why I'm thinking of getting a statue of one of the best writers we have in this region for I enjoy reading his works.




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manmad

That's a good idea, by doing so you support local artists and you are closer to them and their art, which can help you improve as a person, if you like their art that is.




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JoeMilford

i agree with you--I think that everyone should have art around, and I know that the word "art" is able to be widely interpreted. I think that it is really cool that you surround yourself with some of your own pieces--that should be inspirational, I would think, while you work. It should remind you that you are a creative person and capable of doing great expressive work, right?




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vinaya

I love art, however, buying art is an expensive hobby. I have been able to buy only two paintings, acrylic on canvas. I bought the paintings when the artists lowered the price in order to raise funds for flood victims in my home country. He had priced the painting 90 percent less than his usual price. The paintings are semi-abstract paintings.




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Judas2018

Art is expensive and it should be. Artists are very underappreciated talents. Who work hard at their crafts such as paintings, portraits, etc. for years. It takes them twice - sometimes three times as long to sell even one piece. If your're in that position - surely you're going to charge quite a pretty penny for a painting because you don't know when your next sale may come. Hence - that $3,000, $4,000 or $1500 - might need to be stretched for a few months. If not longer.




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Tronia

A good art is expensive yes but I think that if you're smart you can easily find amazing pieces quite cheap if you consider how much time, effort and their own money the artist has invested.

I can definitely understand why some prices go as high as they do.




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vinaya

I always wondered, how do artist price their artworks. Is the pricing is based on how long they took to complete the work? If that is the case, larger the artwork, higher the price. Or do they charge based on their idea and execution of an idea?




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Judas2018

They charge mostly by how much work was put into a portrait - or how much overall time it took to complete the piece. But as an artists name rises through the ranks - they also charge high rates for a painting that was originally created by them. Because their name becomes more and more valuable as their careers continue on. Thus anything that originated from them increases in value.




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vinaya

So, basically, artists price their paintings according to the time spent or the commercial value of their name. There is just one version of a painting, therefore, expensive price does justice. However, this brings to a conclusion that paintings are not for mass, unlike other art areas (music, literature etc.), but only for rich people.




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Judas2018

Yeah most people don't buy expensive artwork. They'd prefer a picture of a celebrity they like, or a poster of their favorite movie. But most people who are heavily into buying artwork with a high price tag mostly come from the creative communities located on the west coast, east coast or Europe. Not always? But most of the time.




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vinaya

In my home country, the art buyers are the business houses or businessmen. The businesses buy arts because they want to make their office look great. The businessmen buy art because they want to come in limelight "X bought the art worths xyz amount" or want to do a favour to the artist. I might be wrong, however, most of the art buyers do not care about art.




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Judas2018

Businessmen or corporate CEO's have large homes though most of the time. So if you have a luxurious house - you can obviously afford the artwork. While if your home is large with lots of wall space - you're gonna need some big paintings and pieces to cover those big, empty spaces.




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JoeMilford

Buying art IS terribly expensive! I buy cheap frames at dollar stores and put images or things in them and hang them on the walls. I love album covers and things like that, so I even frame those. I make "cheap art" which is meaningful to me. For example, I love the band, THE CLASH, and I took an old CD sleeve from one of their albums and unfolded it--it had a picture of them all sitting together at a bar. I found a frame for two dollars that fit that, and I hung it on the wall. it reminds me of my punk rock roots and belief systems while i work. I made "art", I guess, and I did it for cheap!




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vinaya

I think the best way to have paintings in your home is by buying the print version. If you check online you can find many classic paintings, you can print these paintings and hand on your wall. You can also find artists selling a digital version for a lower price.




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gelotologist

I usually put all my artworks or drawings on a frame and then hang it up on a wall, so my room would be more awesome and interesting at the same time. Like if a person or people would go inside my room, they would be amazed or be shocked at the same time on what they're going to see on the room. It's not that I'm bragging but for me it's a sign of my hard work in terms of doing art and using my own imaginations as well.




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vinaya

So, you are an artist yourself? Have you sold your artworks online of offline? If you are selling online, which platform are you using to sell your artwork. I am interested in digital painting and I am looking for a market to sell my digital art work.




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Tronia

I am a huge fan of art. I used to draw a lot during my high school and university years but since it is very time-consuming I hardly ever get time to anymore.

That's why I actually like to surround myself with various art pieces. Nothing expensive, of course.

In the room that I work in, I have two paintings, both abstract from an unknown painter. I also have a metal sculpture that I was awarded for doing some artwork when I was younger.




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JoeMilford

Tronia,
From "getting to know you" in many of these forums which we both frequent, I knew that you were into the visual arts. I also have a variety of types of art in my office where I work. I think that sculpture is most likely one of the toughest mediums to work in. I am fascinated by great sculpture, actually. i don't have the wallet for really expensive stuff. Just curious--how does the art you surround yourself with affect your mood or work environment?




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overcast

I personally check for the comical and simple art. I like chibi drawing. And I mostly go for the art that gives more performance. And that way I can find myself in a good mood. I think lot of arts are good out there. And it's good to have them on desktop. Apart from comical stuff I prefer the landscape. You can see that it can be surely something worth working around with. I prefer it for the same reason.




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Barida

Having a piece of art close to where we work can be a good way to have a better relationship with nature. One good thing about that is that one could feel good at that particular point in time.




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overcast

I think art means different for different people. And that being said, it can be definitely something that we choose on what we can relate. That's what makes the thing better for sure. That's what I have learned.




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JoeMilford

overcast,
You are so right here, and that was one of the reasons I posted this text. I have always been interested in people's workspaces and how we are all so different in our approaches to how we work from home or in an office in general. I have also always been just generally interested in art. I have a print of a wing engraving by Albrecht Durer hanging above my desk, and it reminds me of the union of study, art, AND science, which are all interests of mine.




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overcast

I had my graduation in science. But art is kind of different thing for me. And the interest that I have always go up and above the art in that context. I have seen people make the most out of their jobs by making it an art and science for that matter. Each one to their own though.




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TimothyAlex

Since I work at home, the art in my home tends to be this like photos of the kids and the typical kinds of household knickknacks.




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JoeMilford

I totally know what you mean, and I have some of the same "knickknacks" around my workspace as well. Having photos of loved ones around makes you realize what is important and why you are working so hard in the first place to support and provide for those you love. Pictures of loved ones in the workspace also inspires one to work even harder and to strive for even better. I think that these are great images to have around while you are working. When our professions help to take care of ourselves and those we love, they have so much more meaning.




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augusta

I don't have artwork in my study where I work from but I have a lot of them in my room and sitting room.Personally,I never saw reasons of bringing any artwork to my study, soi didn't think of hanging or fixing one to the wall.Maybe I might think about it now, since I have read about it.




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JoeMilford

I hear you here. This is a pretty self-indulgent forum on my part, I think, lol. I was curious as to how people configure their work environs because to me it is so important to feel grounded and comfortable as I write and compose. It's cool though if I made you think more about this. i just feel that, if we must work all the time, then we should do so in the most comfortable and inspiring environments possible!




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DarthHazard

We don't really have any artwork or paintings but I have created a nice working environment in which I am happy to be at. I guess some people will like to have different types of art or paintings around them to create a nice office environment. Like another user that posted above, I have a few different figures on my table from my favourite TV shows.




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Barida

Being happy at working environment is all in the mind and that's the scenario that you've created, but that doesn't mean that one cannot have a price of art around that can make the environment look a bit natural.




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Baburra

I have none. In the past I used to want them but nowadays I couldn't care less and just want the job done as fast as possible. I used to feel like I needed to surround myself with inspirational pictures but nowadays I feel I approach things much more straightforward and logically. When I'm working I rarely look around anyway and I feel like having the same pictures and art hanging around actually hindered me a bit as I get tired of them too quickly and it just stresses me out when that happens.




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Rumu

Like someone said, it's quiet unfortunate that I don't have any art work on my walls, not because I don't like art but because I just can't afford them right now. Am an art lover and go for showcases quiet often. Maybe someday I should have some picaso an sculptures lying around the house. Not forgetting some davinci art works too.




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wallet

As in my workspace as in my home, i have some nice paintings and small sculptures that are arranged in the Feng Shui style. I cannot say that I am a lover of art especially for paintings but I do like to be surrounded by small pieces of art.




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JoeMilford

I should have been more clear, I think, in my question here, but i include all things that you consider art, whether they be paintings, sculpture, hand-made folk art items, etc. What you consider to be artistic is a very personal thing to you, of course, and it would different from person to person. We all have our own preferences, of course. I think that arranging your items in such a way that you feel the energy flows better around you, like the use of Feng Shui, is very interesting.




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vhinz

I decorated my wall with great quotes of famous life and financial coaches like Tony Robins, Warren Buffet, Robert Kiyosaki, and other successful people and business man because it help me to push forward when I felt that life seems so hard.




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JoeMilford

This is a cool response here. These quotes that you mention are not like those little "cute" phrases or quotes that you can buy at Wal Mart or Target and hang on the wall like some sort of inspirational "canvas". You are actually indulging in smart, intelligent, literary quotes for inspiration or encouragement, and I think that is really cool. It shows that you like the mental activity that these quotes create in your brain because you like to be stimulated on a higher level while you work or start tour day.




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Adesuwa08

I really don't have arts that I work around with, not like I don't like their creativity or their sense of intelligence, but because I am busy trying to save enough money to buy them expensive ones during auctioning.

The art sphere including the ones with oil paintings have always kept this sense of humanity in me, I get jealous of artist who are able to create this type of art work, I remember when I was in school I tried imitating them and started drawing and it was all wack. I will soon get those expensive paintings on my walls soon enough, I will also advice people to consider getting things like this for their viewing pleasure, it is a source of getting all the inspirations to start your day.




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Judas2018

Paintings overall have an interesting history. Some are rare - with only 3 or less in circulation around the world. Others are said to be good fortune while some, are said to be cursed. There are also paintings that are said to have been passed down through many generations of families and politicians from various countries.




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Adesuwa08

Paintings and drawings are like windows to our soul, I don't believe in cursed paintings I feel they are just hoaxes or common myths, no matter how scary that art piece is I don't think it can harm people or cause series of mysterious event.

If I may ask, What type of paintings do you like? I Iove realistic drawings/paintings and also oil paintings, there was this Leonardo Davinci's portrait of Jesus Christ they found. Everyone one was bidding at high price, then this guy walks in and he said' is this the portrait of Mona Lisa's brother?' 😂😂😂😂😂 it looks like a male version of Mona lisa, it seems Da Vinci was too caught up with her image that's why he couldn't make no more portrait without her face not being in it.😂😂😂😂😂




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Judas2018

I like abstract paintings. They're the most creative pieces imo. As for cursed paintings I DO believe in them actually. There's a list in fact of the top 5 most haunted paintings in the world. https://the-line-up.com/haunted-paintings

Each one has a pretty creepy history also.




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Adesuwa08

OMG, I never believed in it that's why I doubted you, pardon my ignorance because I never should have argued with you on it because of our vast knowledge on it.

I am going to check on it and see what the link have in store for me, I love abstract paintings too but it must be in the ways of realistic and oil paintings I feel it gets portrayed well in that manner, thanks for exposing me to other things I didn't know.




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Blank629

I don't have an art to work around but I appreciate doing some arts. Seeing some people making arts gives me motivation to be one of them. I want to try it someday and I hope I can do the same arts like them. I know it's hard to do one art because you need patience and concentration to finish it. But I've plan to do it someday.




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Steve5

I don't have artworks except for some fictional writing. I'm simply doing it for the sake of fun. It's probably the closest thing I have to artistic inclinations.




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AmieBotella

Is Lego considered an art? I have small Lego of movie figures that stand in front of my laptop. BingBong (from Inside Out) is staring at me right now. Also Ironman. On my walls, just photos of my family and a few cross stitch creations I made when I was in high school. Kinda boring, but they keep my house feels like home. What Kind Of Art Do You Work Around?




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Judas2018

No. Art is considered paintings, or pieces created by hand. Lego's are more of a display. Kind of like a science fair at school or a model train set.




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AmieBotella

Since it's not considered art, then our house is starved for art pieces. When you live near a busy street where public utility vehicles and private vehicles pass by twenty four hours a day, you'd tired down dusting off displays.




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Judas2018

Well do you keep your window open often? You could also confine your treasured art pieces to a certain room in the house that isn't too affected by outside agitation.




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AmieBotella

Oh you wouldn't want a closed house when you live in a tropical country, believe me. We do have window screens though, but not enough to filter daily dusts.




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Judas2018

I see. Well there are paintings created from specific ingredients and materials which includes the art itself, and the frame - that are genetically protected from things such as dust. Installing air purifiers also helps to fight dust.




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anjanetteclyde1

In my work station, I have this display of pictures, family pictures along with a mirror. I know it sound weird, Why do I have a mirror on my work station. Hehe What Kind Of Art Do You Work Around? I do not have any artworks but I intentionally put family pictures on my work desk. Aside from the fact that they are precious and so dear to me, this is also my way to be more motivated and be inspired to do all the workloads and to move forward. The pictures give me a special spirit to do all the things and achieve everything I want in life. As for the mirror, to tell you, my work is so stressful and so demanding and for me not to stress out too much, I grab the mirror and do self meditation. Consoling myself that everything is okay and it is fine to pause and take a break. Breathe and allow to have that good vibe to continue again. This help me to somehow bring back my fighting spirit and that good vibe at work. What Kind Of Art Do You Work Around?




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vinaya

When I was a student, I used to have a mirror on my working desk. On the side of the mirror, I used to have a poster of my favorite actress. I used a mirror to inspire myself. The mirror reminded me that if I believe in myself, I can do every thing. I had the actress picturer to remind me that beauty exists.




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anjanetteclyde1

I do not have much artworks at home or in my working station however I am fond of paintings and sculptures. I really like attending exhibits of artworks featuring paintings and sculptures most specially those which has the touch of expressionism and abstracts. It is because there is a great feeling interpreting each masterpiece. And, that makes me feel so special about it. What Kind Of Art Do You Work Around?




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Pixie06

I would love to have some paintings on my wall but I have none for the time being. I have never thought about that. Maybe I can get some in the future. I am very fond of plants and I currently have two plants in my office. I have also kept a photo frame of my family on my desk. They are the most important people in my life.




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mar06

I love playing any kinds of instrument though I'm not good at those other instrument but still I love those instrument even though its hard to use it. Since my father playing also instrument when he is young I guess I inherited those kind of talents so I'm so thankful of it.




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JoeMilford

Oixie06,
I think it is really a cool idea to surround yourself with plants in your workspace. If you are stuck inside working a lot, and you can't get out in nature much, then why not try to bring nature in to your own space, right? Plus, it is healthy for you AND the plants to be around each other exchanging a calm environment and oxygen and carbon dioxide, etc. Also, you have to nurture plants, to a degree, to keep them thriving, so that might even be a better thing than being surrounded by "lifeless" paintings, eh?




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Judas2018

Plants make for great home surroundings imo. I am all for having plants outdoors planted around your homestead, yard, etc, they really add a nice visual element to the house. A few inside is okay, but not too many.




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Kakashi2020

I've made a pocket herb and vegetable garden out of my backyard which I could see from my kitchen. Even my kitchen is decorated with herbs, there's something refreshing when you see greens inside your home.




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fishbate

I totally agree, i'm for one is a plant lover. What i do is create my own pots just to personalize the design and just to have a little bit of creativity. I've been to creative art making with plants and loving it. It keeps me busy and accomplished. This is one of my creation.
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nrnlss

I agree with you, it makes the surroundings really great and our house more homey.




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