Members of etsy, the online company I sell my artwork through, can compose collections of other etsy member's artwork. The collections are called "treasuries" and are basically a 3 item x 4 item poster style collection of thumbnail images of listings on etsy.
The etsy website's front page of displays a treasury and they are rotated throughout the day so fresh ones are always available for viewing pleasure. The best ones are themselves a work of art.
People who put them together are called "curators," which reflects the idea that these treasuries are mini galleries. People compete like mad to get the opportunity to create one, and last night I got that opportunity.
There are a certain number of treasuries listed on etsy and anyone can view them at any time, but they can only be created when the number of them dips below 222. If that happens when you happen to have your browser open on the list of treasuries, you might see a box at the bottom of the page where you can type in a title. I chose one from a movie I saw recently about Japan.
Then I picked one piece (from Mr. Field Notes' collection) and built it up from that, choosing colors that played off of it and each other. I ended up changing out the scarf until I found one I really liked. I searched for colors that were in the scarf or that would look nice next to it: citron, purple, plum, raspberry, kiwi, turquoise, etc.
I also looked through my collection of "favorites, " pieces I have added to an online folder that represents my wish list of artwork (and handmade jewelry) I wouldn't mind owning. I found a few pieces that fit the bill, and when I liked the artist's style, but the piece I put in my favorites didn't match my color theme, I went back to their shop to find something that did fit.
I think it turned out very well for my first time putting one together, and one done on the fly no less. It took about 30 mins. to find and upload the pieces.
I am quite proud of how the whole thing turned out color and composition wise. you can click on the image and see a larger view of it.