Recognize his work?
Here are some great books from Mr. Harper:
“I don’t count the feathers;
I just count the wings.”
I do love the colorful lovely work of artist
Charley Harper (1922-2007).
His prints can be pricey,
but lucky for us…
offers many lovely affordable
items with his designs.
Charley Harper’s stylized drawings
and paintings capture his subjects with the
fewest possible elements;
herein lies his minimal realism genius.
Deliciously juicy colors engage us,
and inspire in unexpected ways.
(BTW. Surprised I am sharing
cheery, springlike colors when it’s
freshly autumn here?)
The sweetest board book: Colors
Call me cuckoo!
And a renegade even
where the seasons
Back to Charley Harper yum…
Need a gift idea for young kids?
Look no further than books,
nesting blocks, and flashcards featuring
his lovely work (which is popular with
girls and boys to grandmas!).
In fact, the flashcards may
inspire an entire decor scheme
for a room:
I tacked a single card to a little canvas
painted with simple stripes and loved it
on its own, but imagine massing
a Charley Harper alphabet
in a kids’ room or family room!
One box of flashcards is
easy on the budget, big on CHARM.
Feelin’ minimal realism and happy color?
Peace to you right where you are.
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