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Etsy Find: Custom “Traveling Couple” Portrait
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Etsy Find: Custom “Traveling Couple” Portrait

by mccownDecember 11, 2014

If you are still looking for the perfect find for either your significant other or a very special couple in your life who also loves traveling, then I’ve got just the thing: a custom painting. Before visions of pets and kindergarten self-portraits dance in your head like sugarplum fairies, hear me out.

I came across this artist (aSma is her name) on Etsy while searching for unique gift ideas. I was looking for a personal touch and a fun way to bring all of our travels together in a creative way. When I came across her work, I couldn’t resist.
Example of aSma's Traveling Couples

Example of aSma’s Traveling Couples

Example of aSma's Traveling Couples

Example of aSma’s Traveling Couples

Because traveling is our favorite hobby, I knew this portrait would be even more special because we could include several destinations we had visited together. And, because the combination of cities and countries we’ve traveled is unique to the two of us, this custom painting would be all the more personal. Purchasing was a breeze– I chose the size I wanted, added it to my cart and then, in the notes/comments section, I listed the cities and countries that Jeffrey and I have visited. If you have 4-5 specific cities/countries you want illustrated, just send her those. I couldn’t make up my mind, so I asked her to choose from my list.
Here's our portrait, with sites from Bali, Paris, Cappadocia (Turkey), Bangkok and Charleston.

Here’s our portrait, with sites from Bali, Paris, Cappadocia (Turkey), Bangkok and Charleston.

The artist, who lives in Dubai, was eager to please and easy to work with. Despite the time difference, aSma answered my emails quickly and thoroughly. The portrait got to me in plenty of time without rush shipping, but if you’re still looking for a Christmas gift, you better get a move on (and double check with aSma to see if she can do some extra rushing…).
Don’t forget! These portraits come in two sizes (8.3in x 5.8in for $29+ and 12in x 9.5in for $78+).
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