I wanted to pop in really quick and wish you all a Very Merry Christmas! We are staying home this year, we usually do cause well the weather outside Arizona is frightful, and the sun is so delightful.
Jeff and I love watching the painting shows from the UK and it is amazing how talented they are and how differently they work their magic. We do not agree most of the time with the judges on who the winner should be, but that is what is fun about art.
Recently my friend Julie Sutcliffe had her wedding picture painted and I just loved it so I reached out to her artist Josh Griffiths and asked if he shipped to the USA and he said yes. So for a month or so we worked on figuring out the painting, I sent him photos of us and he would send penciled drawings for my critique and changes and this is what we ended up with and I love it so much.
Our mail still has to be collected at the post office, can you believe that in this day and age that it is taking them over a month to get the keys straight? So Jeff actually picked this up at the PO so he kinda had an idea of what was in the beautifully wrapped package…but he had no idea it was for him or what it was of. So this is his birthday/Christmas present.
It looks just lke us!
I love all the little touches he added, I wanted Jeff’s roadrunner in it, there is one that will stand right by him and he and the neighbor even feed him. He put our cactus AZ Groot, my ankle tattoo, Eric’s amazing beard, Jeff in his hat, happy little Winston, and other fun things from photos I sent. We never even stood this way and yet it looks like us so much. He even added my Canada hoodie from one of my pics. It is hanging in the living room and I love it so much!
If you want to get a hold of Josh you can find him here: https://www.facebook.com/joshgriffithspaintings/
Have a Merry Christmas and thanks for stopping in.