Ah, paint by numbers. My only childhood association involves a labor-intensive wolf painting my sisters and I completed one summer. But they were a true fad way back when, after Max S. Klein developed paint by number kits in 1950. Nowadays, I see them making a bit of a comeback on the shabby-chic circuit (and my roomie has currently completed three while watching TV, it's awesome). But I have to say there's nothing like the piecey-yet-realistic look of a true vintage paint by number, made with love by some earnest artist in the past.
|Little Edith Bee|