Sunday, March 9, 2014

Book Posters (Not as Good as Books, but Fun)

My office is a mess these days. The photo below shows my desk on one of its better days (even then, note the sloppy piles of folders on the left. I can never seem to pare those down. Some things just...are).

And the poster has been on the wall for more years than I can remember. I'd take it down, but I like it because it's quirky and it's a reminder to me of the importance of science even to us creative types. Plus, the poster appears to be irreplaceable and I'm afraid that I'll damage it since it's stuck fast to the wall with heavy duty double-sized tape.

Nonetheless, I keep telling myself that I'm going to add more color to this area. If I can't clean it up, I can at least dress it up a bit. So, periodically I go on a poster hunt. Today's hunt dealt with book and reading posters. Here's what I found.

Old bit of news and not colorful, I know, but I still like it

I really like this one, even though I don't speak (or read) the language. I think it's the colors that draw me and the fact that she seems to find reading so interesting that she has put down her watering can in order to read a book.

Sometimes I think that the hunt for wall art is more fun than actually changing making the change on my wall.

Have a great day!



Laney4 said...

I have wallpaper on two adjoining walls of my office (white background with faint pink peacock-type designs with polka dots everywhere between. The other two walls are boring old white, although the one has a window covered by faint pink marks on white curtains. Directly ahead of me on the long wallpapered wall I have placed dozens of plaques denoting badminton tournament wins - and certificates of thanks for my voluntary service - since the eighties. What is sad is that they haven't given out plaques since the mid nineties, yet I still keep them up there. (Now I win homemade wine, but in previous recent years have won vases, bonsai tree pieces of art, T-shirts, polo shirts, gift cards, mugs, etc. - all of which just don't "fit" on that same wall with the plaques, LOL!)
Maybe we take comfort in the "same-o, same-o" decorating. On the other hand, I'm just too lazy to change it up. If it ain't broke, don't fix it?

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Laney4, you may be right about that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" attitude. I do think that part of my unwillingness to change is purely laziness. Decorating takes so much time and energy when there are so many more fun things to do!