Here's a close up of my two prints.Story People print, which says
"There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter & noise."
Some of you may remember that we have another Story People print in Mia's room, so I have a long history of loving this artwork.
The bigger one is a newer print by one of my favorite local artists, Michael Birawer, which I've blogged about before. The funny thing about this print is that although I've loved his work for a long time, I hadn't actually purchased a print for myself (yet). I had a few magnets, and had purchased a poster for my old boss as part of a lab gift one year, but hadn't broken down and bought one myself. Why? I couldn't decide! I loved too many of them, but I'll admit I really loved the 'green bridge' one of the Hennepin Ave bridge. However, a couple of my friends also loved this one and purchased it, and so, I didn't really want to get the same one that everyone else was getting (I'm kind of like that, as some of you may know...). BUT....I wanted to make sure to purchase a Michael Birawer print for the new gallery wall, so I headed to his website hoping to find the perfect one and THERE IT WAS. An Evening at the Bank. Like it was made for me (and David). I couldn't have commissioned a more perfect piece. I ordered the smallest printed canvas immediately (after a few super-happy-freak-out emails were sent to tell others of my discovery), took it to the Carter Ave Frame Shop, right near my old college apartment, had them frame it up all fancy, and there it is, on my wall. A perfect addition to the gallery.