There is nothing like original art work. My daughter got a "High School Musical" poster for Christmas from a friend and I had to teach her the hard lesson that posters were not allowed in our house. (I did find a nice spot for it in her closet). I know I sound mean- but she has a darling mural all around the top of her room- and no matter how cute Troy is- I will control her room as long as possible. My husband wanted to purchase a poster at Yosemite not long after we got married- and let's just say that he learned a little more about me on that trip. ( BTW- I do allow Giclee prints in my house- I am not a total snob) Today I wanted to highlight a local artist. ( He's in the bay area- ) He married a good friend of mine- and is amazingly talented. He does beautiful commissioned portraits- as well as the look I have here on my blog today. Wouldn't you love portraits of your children??? I would. His name is Jason Bowen. Check out his blog here. He also sells giclee prints on canvass- if original art work is not in the budget.