Monday, July 5, 2010

paint me a picture

A few weeks ago one of my blogging friends, Cori, had a portrait of her two-year old son done by this amazing artist.  I instantly fell in love with the portrait AND idea (like so many of her great ideas) and had complete plans to steal it and get a portrait of Miles done.  In the meantime I remembered that one of my dearest friends is actually an amazing artist that illustrates children's books.  We actually graduated from college together and did our senior art shows together, so it would only be fitting that one of Miles' honorary "aunties" would create a portrait of him.  I didn't really give her much direction, I just told her what "things" I wanted to capture about his life right now.  I wanted a portrait that sort of engulfed who he is at this juncture of his life..... the simplicity of being two.

All I can say is that she did an AMAZING job.  All I did was send a few photographs of things, and Miles and she did an awesome job putting them together in a cartoon illustration of my little boy.  I couldn't be happier.
I love that she captured all of Miles' favorite cars and trucks (notice the minivan with only one tire and no doors).  If you get a chance you MUST check out her work at
After she did Miles' portrait she also did one of her own son, J and is currently working on one for our other friend.

Thanks HIFI for an AWESOME keepsake.  And thanks Cori for the AWESOME idea.  I've got big plans for it. :)

**(could I possibly use the word "awesome" more?)**


Elizabeth Frick said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, that is so fabulous!!! LOVE all the details. Just beautiful :)

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That is amazing, LOVE those personal touches! What a talented artist!

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

multiple 'awesomes' were definitely required - how cool!