Monday, February 11, 2013

New Artwork

When we first moved into our house (10 years ago this year, yikes!) I could not figure out what to do for artwork on one wall in the living room.  Contrary to popular opinion when you have as many kids as I do, I do not like to hang lots of family pictures everywhere.  Actually, now that I am thinking of it, I don't have a family picture hanging anywhere in my house.  I sound very emotionally attached to my family, I know.

So no family pictures but I have had these zebras in my house since the beginning:

And actually, I still love them, but after painting the walls white and 10 years of living with them, they have gotten a little old, and now I think they might be slightly too small for the wall even though they are multiples.

So I have been obsessed with Audubon prints for, like, ever- imagine that in a early 90's high school voice and you totally nailed me.  You also nailed Ava who is going through the whole-valley girl stage herself.  At 9.

But, I like to buy books and then frame the pages because it is a whole heck of a lot cheaper, the whole champagne taste but beer budget syndrome.  There are several books of Audubon prints, as well as calendars, but they were expensive, and I couldn't figure out if the pictures spanned both pages in the books, and it really ended up not worth my time.  Plus I couldn't pick the pictures I wanted, and the calendars were mostly pictures of multiple small birds and I am going for big impact.

And then one day last week I stumbled across the site and they had a whole slew of Audubon prints.  And I hit the motherload.

Feast your eyes upon these beauties.  For sure the Condor is making an appearance on the wall with two others formally occupied by zebras.

They start at $49.99 for an 18"X24" Giclee print.  Giclee is a fancy word for a process where millions of ink drops are splattered onto the paper and make up the picture.  This is standard for museum quality reproductions.  (info off the website)  

I'm going to wait until next month because I am trying to drastically reduce my monthly budget and improve our savings, and hopefully there will be a percentage off.

Aren't they gorgeous?  Seriously, that Condor is ridiculous.  I'm in love.


  1. I'm having visions of the condor picture above your couch- and every time there's an adorable little Moyz or another baby sitting on the couch, it will look like the condor is ready for them. Which is equal parts hilarious and awesome. :) Those will brighten up the white/black room a lot.

  2. I'm glad you see it like I do! I love that the condor is a little bit not what you'd normally see. And I could totally be all like "the Condor is watching you! You better behave!"