My nieces like to show me things when I go to their house. Whenever I'm there, they go through their house and pick up various treasures from different rooms. Often times, it's animal related (we have the same genes) but they also like to show me art.
The family on their mom's side is very artistic, and they've got talented photographers, weavers, wood workers, metal smiths and painters. They often have various pieces to show me that somebody or other made for them. And as they age, they're showing me some pretty impressive art projects of their own.
And so, when the older niece brought a canvas to show me, I immediately thought it was an oil painting. I asked her who had done it. I even asked her if she'd done it (and whoo, boy would I have been impressed if she did). Looking closer, I could see that it was a print; but I still thought it was a print of an oil painting.
It turns out, it was actually a photo that my sister-in-law's sister took of a lake in Jasper. Just the scenery is something I started thinking I'd like on my wall. When I figured out that the girls in the corner are my nieces, I had to have it. They sent me a copy of the picture, and I had it printed on canvas.
It arrived today. I hanged it on the wall as soon as I got home. Now I can't stop staring at it, or smiling.
Here's a closer look: