Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Forever Brie :o)

Back in February, there was an online event called One World One Heart. If you're not familiar with it, the basic concept is that artisans from all over the world hold giveaways on their Blogs. This year there were 871 people participating! It's a great way to see new Blogs and meet other talented craftspeople :o)

Unfortunately the event happened during our last funeral so I wasn't able to visit all the Blogs that were listed. But somehow and for some reason I will never know, I stumbled across one that truly gave me the greatest gift...

Jobi is the owner of WaterColor Your World and she specializes in watercolor portraits of animals :o) When I looked at her Blog, I loved what I saw. People's pets just came alive. When Jobi emailed me and told me that I was the Grand Prize winner, I just couldn't believe it!

When I emailed her pictures and told her the story of Brie, Brie gained another fan :o) I sent a handful of my favourite shots but I let Jobi surprise me as to which one she would use. Yesterday I picked up my winnings at the post office and I was just blown away! Here is Brie's watercolor portrait -

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It's just outstanding and my eyes welled up with tears because I can remember that day at the ocean just like it was yesterday :o) She also made up some note cards with the same portrait and included them in my package.

I can't thank Jobi enough for what she gave me because it's more than just a picture and it's more than what I can put into words. I haven't checked with DH yet but I think we'll put our little girl in the television room with us so that we can see her every day.

If you have ever thought or would like to have a portrait done of your pet, I highly recommend Jobi. She's such a sweetie, with a heart of gold :o) Thank you again Jobi. You did a wonderful job of capturing our memory of Brie.


24 comments:

Rachael xxx said...

Aww that is lovely!!

mumzy said...

Cathey, that is just the sweetest portrait of Brie. I just love it. I have to ask if you would part with one of these notes that has the same portrait on it. I would love to have one. Jobi did a beautiful job.

{{{Love and Hugs}}}
Mom

Leslie said...

that is wonderful!!!! What a special treasure.
Have a fantastic week.

CalamityJr said...

What a special gift. I'm so glad you won.

Irene said...

Such a wonderful portrait, just beautiful !

JOLENE said...

What a special idea and they turned out beautiful. Such a cutie-pa-toodie!! Smiles....

zoomcity said...

Wow. So lovely. <3

♥ Nia said...

She looks so pretty!! =))))) My heart is melting!
I'm happy for you! For having such a special portrait :)

Crazee4books said...

Hi Cathey,

Oh wow!! What an amazing likeness
that is of Brie!! It really does
look just like her. Jobi is such
a talent artist to be able to
create such an incredible portrait
in paint. What a wonderful gift
she's given you to celebrate Brie's
life.

Hope that you're feeling a bit
better today. I'm sure that
having this painting arrive in
the mail was the best medicine.

Cheers!

Parsley said...

That's perhaps the best gift EVER!

Ranae said...

Wow! Now that's good :)
She is very talented.
That is the sweetest portrait of Brie.
Congrats! on the win

Cole said...

Congrats on winning such an amazing prize!! It's gorgeous!

Melanie said...

That is the sweetest thing ever. She did an amazing job. I'm sure you will treasure them forever. :)

Rowyn said...

That is a beautiful, beautiful keepsake. I would have cried too! xx

Rachel S said...

what a beautiful picture of her.

Carol said...

What a treasure you've received, Cathey--I know how much you loved little Brie... Jobi is really an amazing artist!

Alberta said...

That is wonderful news...Brie looks incredible! I'm so happy for you.

Christine said...

That is wonderful portrait of Brie!

Karen said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I'm going to check out her site. I would love to have a portrait of Trooper! Congrats on your win. What an amazing prize!

Lori-Ann said...

Wow!! That artist has talent! (and that's to put it mildly)

So glad you have a portrait to treasure and admire every day. :o) enjoy.

Daffycat said...

Oh how precious. What a special memento of your little Brie!

Aussie Stitcher said...

That is a wonderful memento, how clever is the artist, I'll be checking out her blog.

~Tammy said...

Such a wonderful gift. Brie is such a cutie - still!

Sharon said...

What an awesome picture of Brie!