- I actually like it and like looking at it
- It means something to me
- It is available and quite affordable
Medley of Art
Benefits are that kids are inspired, it is colourful addition to a playroom, it is also easily interchangeable, and very easy to put up. Other option is to get inexpensive and fun/colourful frames but that approach requires a bit more purpose and planning.
When we are done with a drawing/painting - I save really special ones and other ones I take a photo of and throw out.. I am that heartless..
My favorite approach is to frame those that I really like in formal frames and use them in unexpected places. This fish I framed using a great Goodwill find ($5) and a very serious frame. I ended up using this finished piece in our basement family area that up to that point looked quite serious and almost formal.
This painting definitely livens it all up and it can hold on it is own a big black wall.
Other example is using couple of Target frames and making our powder room more interesting. Paintings reflect in the mirror.
Final piece - that is very dear to my heart is my son's painting from couple of years ago. I've been moving it around, from a nightstand to a TV console to a side table, and perhaps I am subjective (not perhaps, I am), this painting of me just works anywhere I put it.