Useable Art is still Art
I never studied art. I never considered myself an artist.
In the early 80’s I started a hand painted dress business in Costa Rica. They were made of cotton knit (and I’m bringing them back, hint, hint) and they were used as beach covers. Even then I thought of them as art on a wearable piece of clothing, not art, art, like you would hang on a wall.
Then I made hand painted canvas bags. It was usable art, everyone needs a bag, right? But it wasn’t art, art like you hang on a wall.
Canvas rugs on the Walls?
Then I discovered hand-painted canvas rugs! Now that is usable art. Something for the floor that you can sweep and mop along with the rest of the floor. Something that doesn’t stain or mold or stay dusty or muddy. And at first I made rug designs but then I started painting tropical birds, and abstract designs, and bamboo and guess what?
People started hanging them on the WALLS! So, my pea brain started absorbing the fact, that I really am and always have been an artist. So, now that we have that established let me show you how we convert a canvas rug into a wall hanging.
We sew the rugs with mitered seams and we cut the seam open to insert a rod.
Slide the rod through then attach any decorative end. Put two hooks on the wall and hang the rod.
The rods used are as varied as the style of the art and your décor. This contemporary piece has a beautiful modern rod for the wall hanging. We even inserted a heavy rod in the bottom to weigh it down.
This wall hanging was one of several for a hotel on the beach. I used bamboo and cord for the rustic décor. This wall hanging just needs one hook on the wall.
And here’s one more, the beautiful Spanish Tile Rug tacked on the wall without a rod.
All of these pieces are made as rugs, so if you want to take them off the wall you can use them on the floor! Double usage for this ART.
Canvas rugs work on the floor and on walls, also as table runners, privacy screens, and many other uses.
They are made to order in any size and any color. Comment below on what pieces you’d like to see on the wall. Check out the Designs Gallery page then drop a comment below. Thanks!