Our children (our daughter, our son, and our daughter-in-law) gave us a surprise Christmas gift this year. Two paintings; one of Ellie and one of Lucy. They are amusing and whimsical and particularly the one of Lucy captures her spirit. As an added bonus, the paintings were framed beautifully and now hang in our den.
Lucy's impish nature shines through.
Ellie looks a bit more serious than she is in reality, but this is definitely Ellie.
The artist is Rachael Rossman and she has painted the animals of such celebrities as Martha Stewart, Neil Gaiman, and The Pioneer Woman. We are in good company, not that we are name-droppers. You can link to Rachel's blog here and take a look at more of her work.
Our children are surprisingly good at selecting gifts that we love. And we especially love this one. Thanks, kids.