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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Introverted Painting

Did everyone see yesterday's post Bridezilla Marries Groucho? Well, Bridezilla (a.k.a. the Introverted Wife, a.k.a. Sabrina) also paints! (see her Etsy shop)

I first saw her mentioned on Rachel's The Girl Learning Along The Way. She wrote an article about "Wedding Dress as Art"..., and it intrigued me! I wanted my wedding dress painted too! She just does the clothing, not faces, bodies, etc...



(This is Rachel's)

Well, I contacted Sabrina and she got back to me and just said, all I needed to do was send her a photo or two of my dress and she would work on it.

Now, I got married before the Digital Revolution, so I had to rip apart my wedding album, but I found 4 of my favorites. I scanned and emailed them over to her with a note saying "I know you don't do people, but what about animals?"

We had the pleasure of bringing our dog to our "Destination Wedding" on Block Island, RI... (almost 8 years ago) and one of the pics I sent her had a great shot of our dog with my sister's bouquet in front of her.

I tell you... in no time at all Sabrina said she was done. She emailed me a photo of it. I could not take my eyes off of our doggie! The clothing came out great too but boy did Sabrina capture the essence of our precious dog. I couldn't stop smiling.

I cried a little too, as our dog passed away this January. It is still very hard for me and my husband, so I actually waited a week or so after it arrived in the mail to show him. I wasn't sure how he would react. He misses our doggie so much. One day soon, I will hang it up, but for now... here it is! What do you all think?

6 comments:

Blablover5 said...

I do it for super cheap too. ;)

Jenny.Lee said...

OMG that is so sweet. It's perfect!

Hayley Mae said...

Kelley,
I would love for you to use my cupcakes, but that picture is off the site where I ordered my cup cake stand from!
http://www.cupcaketree.com/
I will have pictures up of mine after the wedding of course that is not until August First!!! :)

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

(I almost mentioned the "super cheap" price..., but thought maybe I got some sort of deal!!! HA!)

megan said...

i love this painting! this was the one that inspired me to ask Sabrina to do a painting for me! She even included our dog AND cat. she's amazing. Will have my blog post about it up and running very soon!!!

Cheap Wife said...

awwww :-(
you post ending touched my heart. My FI and I have a pooch who is the center of our world. I can understand how meaningful that must be...and why it's too soon to hang it up.
Sending hugs from one dog lover to another. Sorry you lost your dog.

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