Originally, this post was going to be about photography and a 30 day photography challenge I'm going to try, but last night I picked up this beautiful piece after the custom framing was complete and I really wanted to share this with you all. Don't worry, I'll get to the photography challenge later in the post!
A couple of weeks ago, I shared about my husband's journey to Egypt just before the revolutions began. If you missed that post you can read about it here. His trip to Egypt took place during our engagement and he picked up a beautiful painting done on papyrus that depicted a wedding ceremony. The artist put our names on the sides and a personalized message at the bottom. I couldn't believe it when he gave it to me--it's just so beautiful! The picture above just doesn't do it any justice!
Well, I finally took it to get framed so we can display it in our home. I decided to go "all out" on the framing and the 60% off coupon I had definitely helped make that more feasible. There were so many frames to choose from, but I decided to get a more simple frame with an accented color so it wouldn't take away from the ornate design of the painting but it would help enhance it. I also decided to not cover up the tattered edges but to leave them out so we could see the raw look of the papyrus. I'm so excited to hang it and I have the perfect place for it. Actually, it will fit in nicely with the new 'theme' I'm drumming up for our living room.
Okay...on to the photography challenge:
Do you all remember when I told you about the awesome new camera my husband got me for my birthday? If not, you can read about it here and here. I love snapping pictures, but there's so much I need to learn. When I saw this challenge on a post from my new friend, EJ, at Not a House But a Home, I got really excited about it. What better way to learn than to practice, right? Of course practicing the wrong thing won't help me either so I'm investing time to learning new techniques on the side too. Anyway, I'm really excited to share the different photos I take each week. Yes, I'm transforming the "day" challenge to "week" challenge. Every week I'll fulfill one of these photo challenges to share--stay tuned!
Here's the breakdown of the challenge: