I happened across this website, The Painted Arrow, a few days ago and decided that I needed this print to hang in my closet:
Isn't that adorable? To bring a little zing to a shared closet? I love it! (It didn't hurt that it was on sale.)
I also noticed that she does custom paintings with flowers, lettering, quotations, names, etc. The prices seem really reasonable ($35-100), depending size and specifications. It made me think of the hand-lettered art my mom bought us after Eliza died. We now have that print hanging on the gallery wall in our family room. We also have Eliza's name written in the sand by CarlyMarie hanging in our living room, alongside the pencil portrait by Dana. In a house already covered with photographs of the vivacious (and remarkably photogenic) Zuzu, it's important to me that Eliza have a presence on our walls, even if it's not ever going to be in proportion to the huge space she holds in our hearts.
Anyway, I like the whimsical little flowers and lettering of The Pointed Arrow's paintings and prints so much that I'm bookmarking the shop so I can ponder what quotation I might like to have customized, or if I'd like to do something with family names. It could also make for a nice gift for someone. I think having a custom painting done that incorporates your child's name would be sweet to hang in a nursery or bedroom, but for bereaved parents it could make for a really precious memorial.
(This lady doesn't know me from Adam and is not compensating me in anyway--I just wanted to share.)