themicromentalist

small art for everyday people

Arizona, United States · 209 Sales

themicromentalist

small art for everyday people

Arizona, United States 209 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(79)
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Cara

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Announcement   Dedicated to creating unique, affordable art for your space...be it a traditional home, a dorm room, an office, loft, trailer or tent.

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Last updated on May 2, 2016

Dedicated to creating unique, affordable art for your space...be it a traditional home, a dorm room, an office, loft, trailer or tent.

Cara

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Cara

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5 out of 5 stars
(79)
Lola Dines

Lola Dines on Mar 31, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Very well packaged! Kept these beauties safe; they look great :)

Hilary Smith

Hilary Smith on Dec 5, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

love it! just what I expected!

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Just listed! I love the way certain minerals glitter in the sunlight. This one is inspired by the desert's subtle beauty.

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The #moon is a constant source of inspiration. This set got packed up and shipped to its new home this week :) #art #monoprints #triptych #astronomy

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Felix wearing a 'tree of life' tee. A limited edition DIY print of this design currently available in my Etsy shop!

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About

I think small.

"There is no wealth but life."
-John Ruskin
"We reject the idea that only the rich can afford good art."
-the Micromentalist Manifesto

My maternal grandparents were both into the arts & crafts movement, so they encouraged me to draw and design from an early age. I have since earned a couple of fine art degrees, but it's the lessons from my grandparents that endure.

My shop name--the micromentalist--is inspired by the micromentalist art movement founded in 2006 in Chicago by my friend, Patrick Welch.* Micromentalists believe that art should be small and easily acquired by regular folks, as opposed to monumental and exclusive. We keep the cost down by keeping the work intimate in size. That way, you can have a little accent in a corner of a room or big drama made up of many smaller pieces acquired over time, both according to your own budget.

I've since sold many pieces to friends, but what has surprised me is how many pieces I've sold on Etsy that make a home with new friends from all over the states and beyond.

Beauty is in the details. It's where the quirky, informal qualities of your design personality reside. I am honored to be a small piece in the puzzle of making your space uniquely your own.

*For more on Patrick Welch: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_W._Welch

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  • Cara

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    Lives in the sonoran desert (Tucson AZ) with her husband and son, two dogs, two cats, and a finch named Mr. Cheeps.

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