How did Picasso get to my bookshelf???

If you happen to be an art lover, but (as it happens) happen NOT to have the $$$ needed to purchase a painting:

or- if you tend to change your taste every few months:

I’ve got you covered!

This hack is simple, frugal, green and genius.


I happen to love art books, those hard cover many pages ones, that depict my favorite painters- mainly- Picasso.

I love his work because of its simplicity , honesty, colourful lively lines, and somehow-the composition relaxes me.



Book stands!

Yep- the ones us older (mature, mature) folks used in school .

My partner made these from wood scraps he had, using about 2 nails for each stand.

The “sketchy” one was made many years ago, when the kids were younger and more “artistic” (bored?),and we let them, because ,as you may well see- the back is totally covered by the book it is holding.(yes, it is one of those cases where you can’t judge a book by its book stand cover).

So- if you happen to already have a good art book containing pictures of your favorite painter-photographer, find wood scraps and a few nails, nail it down and open your book on your favorite art piece.

Next month (or week? or day??) when you feel tired of that picture- flip over to another page, and so forth. tired of that artist? get another book.



If you look closely at the two pictures, you’ll see I flipped the pages in my 3 art books- and got -in my opinion- a totally different vibe in my living room.

Enjoy- the cooliflower.

Published by wiseassvegan

an organized full time working vegan -with plenty of ideas on getting everything done in the most simple and efficient way possible.

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