While in Ethiopia this year I took a picture of baskets in an alley that I knew needed to be displayed in a more “special” way than just placing the image in an ordinary frame.  I have always wanted to try an acrylic print, but wasn’t sure how to go about getting that done.  I did some research online and stumbled upon the company Bumblejax.  I read through each tab on their site including this super helpful FAQ section and decided to just give them a shot.  I ordered a 16×24 of the baskets and a 12×12 of a very special woman we love in Ethiopia.

The acrylics came so well packaged and were way beyond my expectations.  I am a perfectionist when it comes to the way my prints are displayed and I was floored.  I wish I had ordered bigger in fact.  The bonus was they came ready to hang.  Why am I writing this review?  I have a lot of clients who buy the digital rights and this is a company I trust with my work. The color, quality, and craftsmanship was spot on.  This place rocks and you will not be disappointed.  I’ve had a few friends order from Bumblejax since my initial post on FB, and they are just as happy.  Clients, I am happy to order for you or assist if you have questions.


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Below is a video on how they make their acrylic prints…

I Heart Faces | Make A Splash!


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We just returned from our yearly beach vacation and the boys had a blast.  In years past, they would tire quickly, but this year they played in the water all day long.  This particular image was taken at sunset right before we lit off fireworks.  He was so happy!!  Check out more images this week at I Heart Faces!

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I Heart Faces |All Boy


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The theme at I Heart Faces is All Boy!  With two little boys running around here, I have lots to choose from.  The one I decided to share is of our oldest having a blast on my father’s hay bales.  I grew up on a farm, and like to visit as often as possible.  The hay bales are always a hit with my boys!  Looking forward to seeing a lot of creativity this week!


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Sabahar – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

If you go to Addis Ababa you have to find a driver that knows where Sabahar is located.  It is such an amazing store and the grounds are gorgeous.  They sell everything from jewelry to blankets.  I always stop there when I visit to load up on more goodies to bring home.  Amazingly enough, everything I have purchased over the years has held up beautifully.  We use our blankets and I definitely wear my scarves and not a one has unraveled or torn.  They make some of their products on location, but also hire weavers around Ethiopia that have looms at home.  Here are a few images from my recent trip followed by my new blanket and pillows that are now my favorites.

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