Monday, August 2, 2010

Pete's Birthday Present

I'm a little late on this since Pete's birthday was on the 12th, but we have a baby damnit.

Speaking of which, how long does "we have a baby" serve as an excuse to be a giant slacker for everything else in your life? I need to know how long I can milk that one.

So, the budget was a little tight this year with the whole having a baby thing and shortly before buying a 112 year old money pit rehabber. But, I wasn't going to let that get in the way of my awesome gift giver reputation. So, to etsy I went. I found an artist in California who does this delightfully pop-artesque illustrations from photos. One of Pete's favorite photos of him and X was taken with my iPhone, outside, in bad lighting. There's no hope of fixing it so it can be printed, but my awesome little etsy find could whip something up that's even better.

So, I sent her the picture:

And got back this fricken awesome illustration (printed on 11x14 archival paper, fancy schmancy):

(I actually had her change the stripes on X's outfit since they are brown IRL, but I don't have an electronic copy of that one. I promise we didn't spring him from baby jail before taking this picture.)

Oh, and how much did it cost? $30. Yes, $30. Crazy, right?

You want one? Of course you do, check out Emmie Bean's etsy shop and get yourself some custom art.


Jill said...

My brothers are still milking their 'baby' when they practically have teenagers. They don't have to do anything when it comes to family events, they just sit down and wait. My mom told me I couldn't use 'my' baby as an excuse forever when she was only around 1 year old -- yet they still get to with tweens... and we have to TRAVEL to family events, they drive 5 minutes and are there. Seems a touch unfair to me, but when is life fair, right? I say until they are walking on their own without assistance you have a pass.

~Sophisticate Style ~ said...

Thanks for sharing this. Being a fellow Etsian myself, I enjoy browsing and shopping Etsy. However, I had never seen Emmie Bean's shop until today. I've now marked the shop as a favorite. It's awesome!


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