Kids tease about the goofiest things. One day last year Gracie came inside, all upset. A little neighbor girl told her "Most kids have posters of Hannah Montana up in their room. You only have paintings by famous artists. You're weird." Well, of course we told her not to worry about things other kids say. And we assured her that in OUR opinion, for whatever it's worth, the Z-Kids' rooms were way cooler than those decked with Hannah Montana decor. She was mostly upset by the name calling. She loves her room.
Inspired by the robot drawing in our previous post, I thought today I'd share some of the art that decorates the walls of our home. Now, I would love to go out and purchase lots of original art. I dream about it. But like the factory guys that work day in and out assembling cars they'll never be able to afford themselves, this starving artist isn't likely to be purchasing art any time soon. We do have some of my own pictures on our walls. And we've been blessed - incredibly, incredibly blessed - by folks who have shared their artwork with us. We treasure it. I thought some of you might get a kick out of seeing a few of the things on our walls...
Signed print from "The Arrival" by Shaun Tan
Signed prints from "Little Panda" by Renata Liwska
(these hang front and center in our living room above the couch)
Original art from a Babybug magazine cover by John Sandford
Top: Original art from Babybug magazine by John Sandford
Bottom, left to right:
Original art by Mike R. Baker
Signed print by Alberto Cerriteño
Postcard by Lori Mcelrath-Eslick
Postcard by Amy Young
Original art from Ladybug magazine by John Sandford
Original sketches by Dan Santat
Original drawing by Adam Rex
Do you have any special wall hangings you treasure? I'd love to hear about them!