Monday, February 23, 2009

I love surprises!

Apparently Dove chocolates are not the only ones that have a magical power! One of my darling blog readers, that is just as fabulous as they come, sent me this painting in the mail! I had been gushing over a blog post she did of her first painting and asked if she could paint one of Q&A. Well, life was crazy-busy & I was being picky as I tried to pick out the perfect picture for her to replicate. Then she surprised me with this beauty & I absolutely LOVE it!


It's sitting in a bookcase in our family room. I love it so much that I wasted quite a bit of time just staring at it. :) She illustrated Avery's eyes so perfectly & I will treasure it forever. Thanks Jana! You should check out her blog & get a painting of your own little sprouts!
Today is a special one for me as you can see here. Just going to reminisce.

28 comments:

hiscrappergirl said...

that pic is super adorable!! and I love the new blog!! super cute (ok I am in a super mood today LOL!!)

Amber Zimmerman said...

I adore your blog! That pic is too cute - I'm off to check her blog out. =) Happy Monday!

Ann(i)e Hafermann said...

ahhhh wow...that's lovely!!!!
XO

Queen of Paper said...

That is sooo cute! I'd love that for my boys! You are a lucky gal to have one.
PS Love the new blog look! You're so adorable girlfriend!

Michelle Vandepol said...

it's beautiful! i will definitely check out her site :)

angie worthington said...

WOW!!!...that is fantastic!!!...she did a great job, off to chec out her blog!...

Sarah Mullanix said...

What a gorgeous painting!! She is sooo talented and what a perfect keepsakes that you can treasure forever!

-Sarah

Mary Jo said...

That is so cool!!
Such great expression in their eyes :0)

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Love your new blog look, love the painting..so cool! Our Dad's share the same birthday...hugs to you on this day. Good thing memories live on and on in our hearts.

Mind me asking how many of the blik iron vines you ordered and what color yours are?

Thanks,
Jill

Valarie Lea said...

That is awesome!

Elise said...

Great painting. I remember reading that post about your dad, since then I, too, lost my dad June 23, 2008--way too young. I hope you have some warm and comforting memories of your daddy today. Take care and thanks for the fun things to look at and listen to each day!

Sara Ancich said...

I hope your day is full of special memories...hugs.

Marfa said...

What a nice surprise! It's awesome! I like that it's just aqua, white and black.

Holly said...

That painting is amazing! What a lucky girl you are!!! And...I must say...I KNOW your dad is so proud of all you are! You are incredible and I'm sure he sparked that part of you! Thinking of you!!!

Heath said...

I am a new reader to your blog, but I was touched by your post about your Dad. I lost mine 9 years ago this coming May. Thank you for the beautiful post to read that offered some insight as to how others deal with the loss of someone so important.

Mimmers49 said...

wow...that painting is amazing. I know you will treasure it forever...and it is quite amazing how she captured the feeling in Avery's eyes...I can almost picture how blue they are! You have such beautiful babies!

Amber said...

Oh my goodness, that is absolutey amazing!! I love it! And I was thinking the very same thing about Avery's eyes. She did an awesome job.

Amber
XOXOXOXO

Tiffany said...

Wow! What a sweet gift and so lovely to have in your home. Gorgeous. TFS!

Jana said...

thanks liz! you're girls are so adorable - i loved painting them!

Counter said...

Love your new look Blog - the painting is just gorgeous.....best wishes to you as you reminisce!

Anonymous said...

Love the post of your dad - how young he was - my dad passed away 14 years ago - miss him everyday and am so thankful for all he gave me in my life and still does!!! So thankful for special angels from heaven.
Nicky from Canada

stephanie howell said...

darling painting.
i'm sorry for your loss, sweet friend. hope you had a special day full of lots of beautiful memories.
xo

lexsmama said...

Beautiful painting! She captured the girls so well. I'm off to check her out for myself. :-)

So sorry for your loss, Lizzy. I hope you have a happy day filled with lots of wonderful memories.

{VICKI} said...

2-23-2008 is the date my Mom died. It's been 1 year today--hard to believe.

Cassie said...

I love that painting. She did a fab. job.
I also like the new blog makeover. The clothesline is adorable and I like how each piece of clothing represents the members of your family!

Kristin Ann said...

that's my sister!! she's a pretty awesome girl! and I love your blog elizabeth, you're girls are adorable :)

Jessie Evans said...

Too cute!! I was totally going to say hi when I saw you at Thai Ruby, but when I turned around, you were gone! My husband always gets SF7, but I'm a C6 (with tofu) kinda girl. Although, I do love their Musaman.

Jessica Shaw said...

OMG I love it! This totally inspires me to create the same effect in photoshop. I just love the boldness and the bright pop of color. A great way to add color to a room and at the same time show off your lovely little ones. By the way. LOVe your blog!!!!