My Mom had requested of me to draw up a portrait poster of her two Granddaughters, my daughter Kenleigh and my great-niece Kaia, back in the summer. Well, when I launched Imstillakid Designs back in September 2015, I ended up getting pretty busy with jobs and commission requests that I didn’t have time to do this for my Mom and it sort of fell to the back burner. But in mid-November, with Christmas fast approaching, I decided to put together the portrait drawing of the girls together for my Mom as a Christmas gift instead of a paid gig from my Mom. As she is also a greenthumb and loves flowers, I decided to border the portrait with a variety of colourful flora. That really brought the piece together and really felt like something representative of my Mom. She was very pleased with the finished product when I presented it to her at Christmas!
I was also very pleased with my finished piece, and I thought that a smaller poster portrait featuring just Kenleigh would make a nice gift for her OTHER Grandmother (my wife’s Mom) and Auntie and Uncle too, so with a few weeks to spare before Santa’s big day, I modified the picture and made a separate version with just my Crazy K Bird featured. Grandma and Grandpa, and Auntie and Uncle really enjoyed the framed picture gift.
I cheated and ordered one for myself too (which I just put up at my desk at work to keep my spirits high every day!)….
My Neighbours Steve and Amanda are good peeps! Steve is very helpful when I demonstrate how little I know about being a Home Handyman, and I carpool with Amanda to the train every morning. I wanted to get them something nice / special for Christmas, but with my wife Val only working part-time gigs right now the $$$ has been a little tight to go out spending lots on gifts this year, so I decided to do a portrait of my friends-neighbours along with their two awesome dogs Richard and Maddie. The setting in the pic is more a cottage-esque setting in lieu of our actual homes. They both were quite thrilled when I presented it to them on Christmas Eve. I really enjoyed putting this one together.
In the fantasyland that is my mind, I would have loved to present all my loved ones with their very own custom portrait pic for Christmas but time and moolah always put a kibosh on those ideas! Lol. Maybe NEXT Christmas!
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