Wednesday, December 26, 2007

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 - . 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 ( more fabulous gifts to be shown off later!


  1. Oh my gosh!!!! I bet you were so happy to get this for your gift!!! Way to go Jeff, great gift!! How special is that!!! Spectacular!!! I want to see it up close to see all the details!!! Linsey is so talented! Love her work, you are a lucky girl!!1-Sandra

  2. How so very thoughtful of your hubby!
    It is just adorable...pretty like you.
    Except for the round-as-an-apple cute face,it is you!
    ......but are you as innocent???LOL

  3. That's such a very cool painting, what a great gift..
    I hope you and your family have a very happy new year.

  4. Kecia -

    Thanks for sharing this pressie with us. I love Lindsay's style - and this is perfect for you. Yea, Jeff! (Can he give my husband some lessons in gift giving?)

    I actually stumbled over to Lindsay's blog and etsy shop this morning. Loved some of her past work and was delighted to see she had some prints for sale. I ended up purchasing two of them and let her know I found her because of you. Now I just need to figure out where I am going to put them... I've got a few other prints from other etsy artists that I need to frame as well.

  5. What a wonderful treat for your hubby to get for you!! It's a ;ovely painting!

  6. Its beautiful...just like you! What a wonderful thing of your husband to do!


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