A great photograph brings together a shutterbug's observant eye, a subject's natural ease, and an editor's ability to crop out lewdly gesturing ghosts. Hang a prized photo on your wall with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of framed artwork at Life in Letters photo gallery in Beavercreek.
The brainchild of 22-year-old photographer Cory Weaver, Life in Letters creates personalized artwork based on original images of letters that occur naturally in life, architecture, and landscapes. A nautical lifesaver that forms an O or an intricate guardrail that mimics a J become frame-worthy words when strung together to form baby names, inspirational phrases, or permanent grocery lists. Art-lovers can design their own masterpieces to blanket bare walls by perusing hundreds of letter-like images to spawn a word of their choosing. Each opus is then matted, framed, and scored for potential Scrabble use by Cory's older brother, Kerry. Pricing for the lexical mosaics starts at $20 for a 2.5"x3.75" print, including frame, but varies depending on the frame's ornateness and the word's length.