I have double goodness for you today. Something very special that a very talented artist made for me along with something extra … a little something to give away to one of you.
You know I recently moved and have a new-to-me house on a lake. Look what arrived in my mailbox last week.
A custom watercolor portrait of my house. Isn’t it adorable? The artist who drew and sent it to me is Michelle Schneider.
She is the painter and creator behind The Art of Michelle. where she paints illustrations of life in the form of custom house, family, and pet portraits.
Her body of work is designed to capture the sweetest moments of your life in a fun and colorful way, to preserve memories, to make your gift-giving unforgettable, and bring beauty to your everyday life.
I adore the portrait she did for me… the vivid colors, the artistic style… the detail…. everything about it. We have many birds, ducks, loons, and even herons hanging out so their images are true to real life in our yard. :-)
Michelle used a photo of my house that she found on my blog to create the watercolor portrait.
She also sent me a note card and envelope with the image on it. I am not sure I will be able to send it to anyone, as I don’t want to part with it.
For the time being, I placed the portrait in a floating frame and hung it in the family room. I am going to be painting the green walls in the room after we finish opening the room into the kitchen. I like when you use a floating frame that the wall color becomes the picture frames mat since the art is sandwiched between two panes of glass.
GIVEAWAY IS OVER
Congratulations to: Tara Smith
Do you have a gift for your Mom yet? Mother’s Day will be here soon. Need a unique gift for a new homeowner? A custom illustration would also make a pretty awesome gift for anyone who loves their house, family and pet.