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Inexpensive Art

Whenever I go to the book store, I tend to head straight for the sale tables to look to see if any art books are on sale, that I could take some pictures & turn into framed art. Truthfully I haven’t been very lucky, usually the art books that are there are strange works (no wonder they are on sale) However, last night I spotted this…


I’m a HUGE fan of Maurice Sendak, which he’s most well known for “Where the Wild Things Are” but many may know him for other books like In the night Kitchen, Brundibar, he’s also the illustrator behind Little Bear Books that I grew up reading. This, is also, just a tid-bit of titles that bare his name. So I was absolutely estatic when I saw this book, which I likely would have picked up even if it wasn’t on sale. However, see the red sticker? 75% off!!! And it was an additional 10% off if we were a loyalty card member, which Aubrey is. So it was 85 pecent off….and the inside was full of beautiful work.

The book, hardcover and filled with full pages of beautiful work, came to under $8.00. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like it’s on sale online – only available to pick up in the store.




Not sure if we had a girl, if this work would appeal to the room design but it seems to fit with little Oscar. Just a matter of picking some favourites and finding some room in the nursery. (Which is STILL being worked on!)

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    [email protected] at Home
    July 12, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Calendars at the beginning of the year are a good source of frameable art… has to be at the beginning of the year for really interesting selections.

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    Mrs. Chic
    July 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I loved reading that book when I was little and to my son when he was younger. He still has the book 🙂

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    July 13, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Such a good idea. What a great way to decorate a child's room.

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    Mrs Modern Country
    July 13, 2010 at 11:34 am

    What a brilliant idea! I love that!
    I have bought books of old photos of the area we live in and used those for art but this opens up a whole new world for me!

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    July 13, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I recently discoverd your little blog and I have really enjoyed looking at all your renovations – very inspiring. As a primary school teacher and a mum to 3 young children I am a little bit obsessed with (great) picture books. If you love Maurice Sendak you have probably already heard of Mr Rabbit and The Lovely Present. It is just divine so check it out if you haven't before.

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    July 13, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    opps, ignore my typo (discovered) above

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