I came across the site of a woman who paints sets of books as one might paint a portrait. You send her a list of books and she paints them as books on a shelf. I thought it was a clever idea and one that might appeal to booklovers and people who read this blog.
As a disclaimer, I don't know this woman and haven't seen any of her work (except on her website) but I thought her idea was fun and wanted to share it. Judge for yourself. http://idealbookshelf.typepad.com/