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A creative piece of art that makes you happy can be pricey. One that is unique to your family could be priceless.
These are such fun and different display pieces that I have already ordered them as gifts and for my own family. Besides that, it’s always a pleasure to support an artist who is such a delight.
I love pointing people in the direction of things that I love, and I am definitely pointing at this.
Creatively Unique Family Portrait
I have a pile of framed photos and portraits of my boys at all their various ages in a cabinet somewhere. Do you have a stack like that? They’ve all been on walls or tables or shelves at some point, but you just can’t leave every picture out forever.
With all of the changes to our family in the past couple of years there has been some picture swapping going on around the house. I’ve been relegating some of the boys’ senior photos to the cabinet stack to swap them out for pictures taken at both of their recent weddings.
One particular shelf area in our home has a collection of some of my favorite photos:
- one of me and my boys taken this June’s wedding
- a formal portrait of our whole family taken at the same wedding
- two of my favorite casual shots from my boys’ senior picture shoots
- and a set of two snapshots of my two new girls, the two of them together, taken at each other’s weddings
These pictures make my heart happy every single time I see them.
But there was a space that still needed something, and another photograph just didn’t feel right. I wanted some art, but wanted something personal.
I’d ordered a print of my son and daughter-in-law as a housewarming gift this past summer from our dear friend, Isabella’s new Etsy shop, and knew that was the vibe I wanted. I knew she’d work with me, too, to create something to match the ‘makes my heart happy’ feeling of the space.
Yup! She nailed it. Heart definitely happy.
Custom Art Made to Order
Bella is an incredibly talented artist and all-around beautiful human. On the custom artwork page of her Etsy shop, here’s how she describes what she can do for you:
Custom art is such a fun and meaningful way to see yourself, friends, family, or even your favorite character in a new light. With just a photo or two, I can create a one-of-a-kind personal art piece just for you.
Both pieces she made for me involved a little bit of back and forth with me asking for some tweaks like making someone a bit taller, or adjusting chin shape…things like that. I also asked a couple of questions that began with, “This may be a really stupid question but…” And as expected, Bella responded with the utmost in grace with her replies.
After working with you to make your piece just right, she’ll send you the file. When you get your download, you can print the file however you like. My favorites are the metal prints from Mpix, they’re just so clean and sharp. Their magnets make really cute gifts, too.
Super Cool Gift Idea
I think this is the coolest gift idea for so many people. For something really personal, you could get:
- A portrait of the grandkids for grandparents
- Family pics for just about anyone…family friends, your pastor’s family, aunts, uncles…
- Couple picture for newlyweds
- A print of you and your BFF (or your teenage daughter and hers…how fun!)
And besides using photos to make pieces, Bella has done some really fantastic character art. Check out her Instagram page for examples of some things she’s done (Are you a Mandalorian fan? You’ll love the Ahsoka Tano, it was my husband’s favorite.) How cool to commision a unique piece of art for the mega-“whatever” fan in your life. You’ll kind of -definitely- cement your place as their favorite.
She’s also got some ridiculously cute Gravity Falls Mystery Shack stickers for sale in her Etsy shop. And speaking of stickers…if you’re looking for some sweet stocking stuffers for the pro-lifers on your list…check out these little gems. I could not love them more!
Here’s a direct link to her Etsy shop for you to check out:
If you love this girl’s vibe as much as I do, get your order in quick…she’s a busy college student and I know her time is at a premium.
Have you thought about custom art?