I was recently in an office that had a collection of paint by numbers tastefully hung, nearly covering one wall,with a few others scattered here and there. I asked if they were painted by herself, "oh no, she said, I scour thrift stores for old 1950's paint by numbers." They were all in different frames, and there was something I loved about it.
I read up on the 1950's paint by number craze. It's very interesting, there is actually an on-line paint by number museum.
http://www.paintbynumbermuseum.com/lobby 1950's critics proclaimed this was not art, but people were proudly displaying them in their homes.
I just love how they make me feel. I've looked up modern paint by number kits, and found some I really like. I just may give it a shot at covering one of my own walls with several of these. They even have "masterpieces" you can paint!
and this...this is simply beautiful to me~(The Avenue of Trees in the rain below)
thinking of ordering the kit from
I think I've found a new hobby, and I hope I've introduced you to something new too!