Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Nursery Art

Way back in 2005-2007 when we lived in Platteville, WI. we used to visit a small little town in Northwest Illinois called Galena. If you haven't heard of it; it's a great little Civil War era town with an original Main Street that is like stepping back in time. There wasn't a ton of stuff to do in Platteville on the weekends, so we would often just head down the road to Galena and spend an afternoon wine tasting, window shopping and grabbing some dinner at one of our favorite places.

There are a lot of neat little shops along Main Street too, some with antiques and tapestries, some with knick knacks, some with junk. But we always loved stopping into this one particular shop that kept an entire section dedicated to an artist named Brian Andreas.  He's Chicago born and today lives in rural Iowa (part of John's old territory as a matter of fact), and still produces some of the best family-oriented original artwork around.  For whatever reason (probably money) we never bought any prints back then, but ALWAYS love looking at his work when we see it in another store or gallery.

Well, there's no time like the present, so we hopped online and bought a couple prints for Jude's room. The ones we picked really capture our personalities and our love for our sweet little boy. I'm sure he'll appreciate the art and our love soon enough :).
Hung up and framed....check out those level shelves (good job daddy)
This one is called "His Laughter" and reads:
"the first time his laughter unfurled it's
wings in the wind,  we knew that the
world would never be the same"
This one is called "Such Small Things" and reads:
"For a long time, there were only your footprints and
laughter in our dreams, and even from such small things,
we knew we could not wait to love you forever"

We've got a couple more things ordered for the Nursery, so look for more updates soon!

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