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Pretty Pictures + A Giveaway

Things move at a snail's pace in Jakarta. I, generally, move at a snail's pace. It's a bad combo.


I've been meaning to get this post up for weeks. But. Well. Ummm.


We've been in our new apartment for about, oh, about three months, give or take, and I still have all my pictures propped up against walls, some even still left to frame.

I'm putting together a gallery wall. Because obvs. I'm a blogger. And I imagine myself a hipster, even though I'm just this side of over the hill, and not particularly hip to the ster. It's all taking a lot of brain space to figure out exact right placement of everything, you know?


Anyway. Snails pace. This is pictorial proof.


But, some of the pictures that I just can't wait to get up came to be via Elin of My Own Art.


She does custom made art images taking your own snapshots and creating truly wonderful works of art. See? Lovely, right?




Elin does some really wonderful work, like these watercolours. Or these images using your child's own artwork. She made a wonderful collage of Mr. Chef and Stella in front of a Torii, a lovely memory from Japan. But since Mr. Chef is a super top secret spy Chef, his identity can not be revealed here. 

She's super helpful, and willing to work with you on colour schemes other ideas to make your image really great.


I still haven't got mine framed yet; I haven't yet figured out the best option for framing here in Jakarta, but I just couldn't stand not getting them up on the wall. So Here! Washi tape to the rescue. Washi tape always. 


Ohhhhh, and now for some exciting news.


Here's a coupon code for $30 off any purchace from My Own Art. Tempting, no?

Use the code 30expatriababy. It will be valid until the 31st December. 


Annnnnnd, that's not all, THERE'S MORE! 

Elin has offered my readers the chance to win a My Own Art image of their own! Horary! Presents! Just before Christmas!

The giveaway includes a free digital file, and is open worldwide.


To Enter:

Go to My Own Art and take a look around.

Leave a comment below to enter. Tell me something awesome. Tell me which style of print you'd like. Tell me that you're a worse procrastinator than me. 

Like Expatria, Baby on Facebook.

Follow me on Twitter.

Tweet / FB about the giveaway.

Leave a separate comment for each entry.


Yay! And Good Luck!


The giveaway will stay open until Christmas Eve Eve (23rd Dec) North America time. That way, it'll be like the winner gets a present right from Elin! Tis the season!


I was not compensated for this review. I did, however, receive four free digital images which are currently awaiting a permanent spot on my wall.

Reader Comments (11)

Love the etch with wheat, especially since I'm from Kansas :)

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBreenah

Liked on FB :)

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBreenah

ooh these prints are fab. I didn't even realise you had a facebook page - liked :)

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

Following you on twitter now too :)

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

out of the gazillion pictures of Lily that i have taken since she has been born, i don't have 1 printed out or hanging anywhere in the house. not 1. i should be ashamed of myself....

December 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaudia

I like the black and white with color accents pictures. great!

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdomestic diva

We had professional portraits done. It took over two years to get them on the wall... I feel your pain. I am on love with the origami print as my daughter is half Japanese. It would work so well!

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClaire T

lol! I'm actually worse than you! I moved into my apartment 9 months ago & went to town decorating the kitchen & living room & bathroom. By the time I got to my own room I had lost my gung-ho attitude and the walls are *still* empty! It's very pathetic. You've inspired me to finally finish it!

December 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

I Iike the watercolor pictures.
You are amazing with all of the things you do accomplish. I don't need to win bc I'd likely procrastinate and never send in a picture and it'd go to waste. :/

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen

I'm with Claudia, for all the time I spend behind the camera I don't have any finished products on my walls. Terrible!! I did however get Edison's birth announcements done through Minted as per your reccomendation and they turned out amazing - thanks for telling/writing about them! I would love to try out My Own Art. I love that the name of the company gives some creative props to the customer.

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

I like you (would love if I could) on FB. Love the one of Stella and Mr. Chef that is on the wall.

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

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