|Left to right they are: "the street one," "the bunny one," "the twins one"|
The street one is the first one I chose. It reminded me of the kind of picture my Aunt Debbie would find and then I would covet it and marvel at her ability to find something wonderful that I would have overlooked. Here's a closer look at one corner, to show the style of drawing, the signature/date (looks like "Ammons 1963"), and the frame:
Here is a closer look at the tiny bunny one, and of the new cat who is attention-seeking and couldn't stand that these STUPID PICTURES were getting attention when he wasn't:
It's tiny, and looks like someone was practicing framing her own art. The bunny might be stamped or might be drawn (or maybe stamped and then hand-colored?), and it's on a fuzzy fabric (under glass)---like black velvet, but WHITE. (I just looked this up and it might be something called "Theorem Painting.") The name on it is Jean Henry.
I dithered most over the third one, because I don't usually acquire sentimental art of children. This one, though, reminded me of my twins: even their relative postures reminded me of Edward and Elizabeth. Here's a close-up of just the kids in the picture:
And I liked the frame a lot, too. So I took a chance on it, and I'm glad I did. The label on the back says it's called "Summer Swing"; I looked it up and it's by Richard Judson Zolan, and it was apparently sold at Meijer, among other places, because that's the exact frame.
I have found that if I bring home new wall art, I need to put it up immediately or else it will get dusty in a dither pile. The first one to go up was the tiny bunny, which I put on a tiny slice of wall between two doorways:
Next I put up the twins one, next to my desk, between my framed 1940s fairy tale print and my endearingly-tacky decoupaged kitten that William brought home from a yard sale and insisted on having up on the wall. The new picture takes two sets of hung-up stuff and makes them into one set:
And finally the street one, which required a little more thought because I couldn't find a single place it looked right, except for with some other pictures, where it looked like it was BORN TO LIVE---but there was no room for it in that group. So I took a picture out of the group, and put the new one in instead:
The super satisfying part about this is that the tree picture I took out was a place-holder, put there because the picture that used to be there needs to be repaired. So I replaced the tree picture with the street picture, and I put the TREE picture in an incomplete arrangement ELSEWHERE. This arrangement wasn't up when I bought the tree picture, and it's WAY BETTER now that it has it! (It was too vertical before, and I was keeping my eyes out for another black-framed item.) (The round one is a mirror, and usually reflects white wall or light window or my earrings as they're being put into my ears, so the effect is not usually so dark.)
|(Looks even better when not "diagonal to avoid glass-glare")|
I'm so pleased!