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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Paint Your Life- Give A Lasting Gift This Holiday Season

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Momma Told Me: It's no work of art!

Momma and I would always have 'craft time,' during the afternoons on school vacation breaks. Since she dabbled in arts and crafts for profit, there was always some new technique or quirk idea she was trying to implement. One year she was painting walnut shells for Christmas necklaces and ornaments, the next she was buying gently used children's clothes and stuffing them for 'Time Out Dolls.' Naturally, I fancied myself a creative artist, just like Momma, and often borrowed the scraps of her materials to fashion copycat projects of my own, which I would promptly (and proudly) present to my parents on holidays as gifts. Momma's favorite phrase, quite lovingly, was always, "Well, it's no work of art, but I'll love it anyway!"
Paint Your Life offers custom works of art from your own photo references!
For a few years now I've wanted to have a nice, professional, photo taken of my father and I, for him to hang in his home. Most of the shots of us together are adorable, but poor quality, selfies taken at impromptu times. Last year Truffles (the cat) and I won a photo contest in which part of the grand prize was a professional photo session in our home. The photographer was kind enough to take some canidid shots of me and my father as well.

Now, I've always thought how bad ass legit it would be to have an oil painting of myself on the wall. It seems only villains in movies and soap operas, or mob wives, can afford the luxury of seeing themselves on canvas. So, when I learned of Paint Your Life photo to painting services, I was immediately intrigued. What a wonderful, and lasting, holiday gift this could be for my father this holiday season! Not only do they offer hand-painted works of ark from your own photos, or photo references, but there are multiple styles/mediums an sizes to fit your budget.
With Paint Your Life you can really control the work of art you commission. Real artists will transform your image into a replica on canvas, alter specific aspects at your request (I had my hair requests at my natural brunette color,) and even choose from oil, watercolor, charcoal, and more! Take several reference shots and an artist can piece together a new image for a 'family reunion,' have a black and white image brought to life in color, or even take that favorite landscape photo from your recent vacation and turn it into a living work of art! You choose exactly how you want the painting arranged, and any sample photos go through your approval before the artist begins their work.

I simply cannot wait to see how my gift for my father turns out- I know he will truly treasure it, and it will quickly become a timeless memento in our family. There's still enough time for you to commission a piece of art (big or small, pet, people, or landscape,) with approximately a 2 week lead from order to completion. Head on over to Paint Your Life today- just look at their amazing testimonials! Take 20% of your order with a limited time discount code: TNP13. Reserve your work of art with a deposit, pay only when you are satisfied with the draft; satisfaction guaranteed!

Do you have a photo you'd love to see on canvas? Who o you know who might love this most?

What Daughter Says: I may not be an artist, but Paint Your Life makes it possible to show my love through a real work of art!

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11 comments:

  1. I would love to get one done of the hubby and me. I really don't have any current photos of the two of us. I have a lovely canvas of me and my "kids" on the wall and I think the addition of me and my love would be wonderful. I can't wait to see how your "painting" comes out.

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  2. WOW - that is pretty awesome. It is a pretty cool gift idea. I am sure my parent would love something like this

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  3. WOAH! I have been wanting to do this SO bad with our wedding photo! Thank you for this review and link! Maybe I can do this for my hubby for Christmas! Woo hoo!

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  4. What a perfect gift idea! I would love one of my family. My husband hates having his photo taken, so I would treasure a painting of all of us.

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  5. Wow, I saw the original picture with bright hair so they did amazing!

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  6. I hope you will post the fina pics! So excited to see it. I am always intrigued by transformations like Paint your life does.

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  7. What a great idea! Now this is a gift that even someone with everything would love!

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  8. That is such a great photo if you both. I have a black and white of my hubby and I that is similar to this format up on my wall.

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  9. This is VERY cool! I love the idea of making a photo into a painting. Awesome.

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  10. That's a neat idea. I like how they will allow changes and modification before it goes to canvas. Color me impressed!

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  11. What a great gift idea. I have a few photos of the kids I'd like to do this for.

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