Anyways, the point of all this is that on the walls one day were this little pen drawings for sale of the houses on the street that Mas Tacos is on. They were all mounted on rough wooden boards that come from breaking down the boxes that they get their corn in to make their amazing elote. Hence, the drawings were called "Casitas de Elote." We don't live on W. Eastland, so our house was not up there, but I felt really jealous that it wasn't. I wanted one really badly. So, I asked who had made them and it turned out that Celia Rose, who works at Mas Tacos, is an artist and had done them as a tribute to the street Mas Tacos lives on. I got her email and contacted her.
She was super sweet and agreed to do a drawing of our house! She came and dropped it off in January. I LOVE IT. We own a piece of original art!
This is the photo of the house from the listing in May of 2011:
Here is us the day we closed in August of 2011. I was about 18 or 19 weeks pregnant with Calvin.
It is really a beautiful drawing. We may not live in this house forever, but we will always have this awesome memento of our time here. I remember that my grandmother had a painting of her house in Cincinnati and I always thought it was cool that I was looking at art and also standing in the subject.
I hung it in the hallway near the built in bookshelf and the guest bathroom.
Next to it, I hung the cool East Nashville print from The Hood Shop that is in the same style as our Manhattan/Brooklyn prints from Ork Posters.