A little bit ago, I was the crazy-lucky winner of a digital portrait, by graphic artist Jess Smart Smiley. (Still can't believe I won. It was a giveaway on the always cool blog bugaboo, mini, mr and me. A zillion thanks, Kimberly!) Today I thought I'd show you the fun before and after.
I sent Jess this picture of my sweet nephew Eli...
...along with a few words about Eli's personality and the fact that he loves dragons.
Here is what Jess sent me.
Eeeee! Can you believe he did all those dragons? Each one with so much personality. So excited when I saw it! Using an online photo site, I turned it into a large mounted art piece (for the parents), and an adorable T shirt (for Eli).
The gifts were given last weekend, and holy WOW, a hit! In case anyone is wondering, there were happy tears. I think the portrait is the perfect thing to mark this moment in my little dragonboy's life. I love that it's a digital file; you know I'm gonna make holiday gifts for some grandparents, too.
Next time: a return to my regularly scheduled craftiness.