postcard artworkJoan Miró Carnival of Harlequin (1924-1925)

As part of my mini gallery wall in the laundry, I framed this art postcard that I’ve actually had since childhood (apparently I was into Modernist art even as a ten year old!). I also had the frame (an Ikea Ribba) elsewhere in the house, so no cost there either.

Postcards are a fantastic type of affordable – or often free – art. Sure, they’re small, but what they lack in size they make up for in cost and variety. You may already have one lying around like I did, or you can keep your eye out at cafes and galleries where they may be used as promotions. Small-scale art can get lost on a wall, so try having a whole set or incorporating a single one in a larger arrangement, like I’ve done here.


6 Responses

  • I just got done doing the same thing! I just posted about it on my blog two days ago, in fact: I’m with you: who cares if it’s an original? It’s still inspiring and beautiful…and isn’t that the point? Hooray for postcard art!

    • Thanks for sharing Deanna. I love the Charley Harper postcards you used.

  • Mel

    Same can be done with calendars showing wildlife, wildflowers, horses, landscapes, famous national parks — you get the picture I’m sure.

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