what did you get for Christmas?



This has to be my favoritest gift. It was commissioned by my husband, from my friend and brilliant artist, Lindsay Brackeen - http://www.lindsaybrackeen.blogspot.com/ . He told her he wanted one of her brown haired girls and to please include my beloved, kitty, Pebbles in the painting some where. i had Pebbles for 18 years and i still miss him! He sent her some photos and then she went through my flickr photos as well to find other things that i love to include in the painting (birds, nests and birdhouses!)She included my favorite saying - "to seek that which nourishes my soul", which is on the skirt i am wearing in the painting - and um, yes, i am that pretty!lol.) Is it not fabulous? i got tears in my eyes when i saw it. it is quite stunning. jeff wants to have it framed. she wrote on the back of it "lovingly commissioned by jeff for kecia" which i thought was sweet. She even wrapped it so that jeff didn't have to. it really was quite a gift. Lindsay is so talented and i can't wait to meet her in person when we room together at Artfest. She has an etsy store, so if you'd like to check out more of her work, take a look here (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5143614). more fabulous gifts to be shown off later!