my friend, lotta joy, does some really wonderful portraits. she has posted some of her work on her blog - go and check it out here. i feel that the famous people that she has drawn come to life when i look at her work.
anyway, i asked her if could get her to do a portrait for me. and she agreed. i sent her the pic of jambaloney and i that you see on the sidebar, as well as one of my favourite pics of jambaloney. she chose to do the portrait of jambaloney although if i can "hire" her properly, i think that i will get her to do the one of jambaloney and i because the portrait that she did of jambaloney is to die for!
here is the pic that i sent her:
this pic is one of my favourites of him because it really shows the beautiful shape of his eyes. it also shows his smile lines and i have always loved his little smirk. i think he is the most beautiful man in the world!
on the day that this pic was taken, we had spent the day putting down hardwood strips on our stairs. we had spent the day walking around our garden, of course this was back in the city, and we had just had a really ordinary day together. but we were together. he was tired when i took this pic but i just knew at the end of such a wonderful day, spent doing ordinary things together, that i had to capture an ordinary day that was filled with love and ordinary things. i was so in love with him on this day and i had to capture the feeling with a pic of him. i said, "babe, let me take your picture". he hates having his picture taken. so he gave me his little sideways grin that i love and i took the pic.
lotta joy had no idea what this picture meant to me.
and yet somehow, she managed to capture everything i feel in his portrait.
she did an amazing job. she captured his beautiful eyes with such detail. i think i can see myself reflected in his eyes. the eyes are what really kills me in this portrait - i don't know how she does it?!?!? she nailed every one of his smile lines. i love those smile lines. and she got his mouth and sideways grin just perfect. the shading around his nose and chin kill me. she totally nailed his chin.
but the eyes. oh my goodness - the eyes.
i hope that you all enjoy lotta joy's portrait of my beautiful man. there are some really talented people in the world and lotta joy is one of them. she's also really, really funny! please be sure to check out her blog here.
thank you so much, lotta joy, for creating what will become my most-treasured possession.
That is an incredible portrait. She captured what the picture only hints at, perfectly. Well done!ReplyDelete
Brigid - it is incredible! and yes - i think she caught a piece of his soul in the eyes! xoxoDelete
You are wonderfully welcome. And to do those eyes up right, I think you should put the close-up on here. I fell into those eyes! and I think you can tell.ReplyDelete
What a great picture of Jam. I can see why you wanted this picture used for Lotta Joy's work.
lotta - thanks so much again. and yes, if you click on the pic and the portrait you can see the detail better. you did fall into those eyes....and that's what i see when i look in his eyes. you did a brilliant job!Delete
Sandy - thanks hon. lotta joy did an amazing job!Delete
Lotta Joy is indeed incredibly talented and she did a wonderful job on your portrait... it's a keeper for sure, and it sounds like Jambaloney is too! I love reading blogs about folks who love and treasure each other, I'll be back for more! :-)ReplyDelete
Josie - i hope that you will come back. and lotta sure did do a wonderful job - i can't wait to get it in my hands!!!Delete
Wow! That is good!ReplyDelete
isn't it, tho?!?!?!?Delete
Wait a minute! I thought I was the most beautiful man in the world!
*Goes off to sulk* ;)
bahahahahahaha! oh Joey - you killed me with this one - bahahahahah! how about you are the second most beautiful man in the world??? love ya buddy!Delete
you got it Wildflower!Delete
Oh wow - that's an incredible portrait she drew for you Kymber ! She's one gifted artist and I know you'll treasure it forever !ReplyDelete
Jambaloney will love it too - I'm sure !
I hope your belly is full by now !
Love Always sis xoxoxoxox
hey sweet sis - i didn't call today so that your poor ear swelling could get a chance to go down - bahahahahahah! he's back tonight but there could be a few hours that need killing - but first i got to get this place tidied up!!!Delete
she is a very gifted artist eh? and yes, the portrait will always be treasured! love you always and forever! xoxoxoxox
I am not surprised that lottajoy did such a fantastic job! She brings so many of us joy.ReplyDelete
Quirkyloon - thanks for stopping by! and yes, she brings many joy! *smiles back*Delete
If I was even passably or moderately proficient with photoshop I could have had a blast with this post :)ReplyDelete
That is some good drawing though LJ!!!!
bahahahahah - what do you mean? what would you do? and remember this is PG13 blog!!!Delete
ya, it's a pretty awesome drawing eh?
YAY Kymber! I'm seeing some of my followers here! I put a link to your blog, now we're all one big happy family.ReplyDelete
lotta joy I am on my way over. Incredible portrait. You nailed him perfectly.Delete
Oh and kymber? He'll be home tomorrow. Is your kitchen floor clean? Heheheh....
lotta joy - thanks for the link and thanks for sending over some of your followers - they sure are a nice bunch!Delete
Scigurl - it is incredible eh? she really nailed his personality in that portrait - i'm blown away.Delete
bahahahahahahahah! and no the floor isn't clean - i gotta get moving - bahahahahahah!
lotta joy is a incredibly talented lady. beautiful work! the ratReplyDelete
she is a very talented lady....thanks Mr. Rat!Delete
So wonderful she has real talent. I guess this is now your screen saver on your computer?? He'll be home soon.ReplyDelete
Rob, buddy - as soon as jambaloney gets home i am getting him to set this as my screensaver - i haven't the foggiest idea how to do it - bahahahahahah!Delete
Love it. Yes, I agree she captured him beautifully.ReplyDelete
you and me both, DFW!!!Delete
Lotta Joy is a remarkable woman for many reasons. She has both an amazing sense of humor in tandem with wonderful observational skills and art talent. She doesn't just capture Jambaloney's face, but also a glimpse of his soul. Fine job !ReplyDelete
Jane - you are so right. Lotta Joy is very remarkable, talented and funny as heck! and that's what i see when i look at her portrait - she somehow managed to catch a part of his soul!Delete
Yes, she remarkably captured the photo, unlike some portraits I have seen from photos. I will go check out her blog.ReplyDelete
yes, PP, i agree - i have seen portraits that were nice drawings but looked nothing like the actual person. that's why this one is so very special!Delete
absolutely astounding...what an artist!ReplyDelete
i couldn't agree more Warlock...but then i have a tendency to agree with you!!!Delete
Wow, what a talented artist! I will check out her blog. And tell Jambaloney I like his little half smile/smirk too. ;-)ReplyDelete
yes, please do check her out, 1st Man. she's not only a talented artist, she is a very talented writer. ya, he's got such a cute little smirk, eh? i love it!Delete
She is a great artist, isn't she? Really captures the soul of who she draws.ReplyDelete
Rock Chef - you couldn't be more right - i agree, she somehow captures the soul! thanks so much for stopping in!Delete
She did a great job, especially by creating a professional combed hair look. I can tell he loves when you take pictures :)ReplyDelete
Max, thanks buddy! she did an especially great job and left off that mop of hair that was sticking up in the pic - bahahahahah! and he haaaaaates getting his picture taken - like haaaaates it! you wouldn't believe the stuff that i have to promise in order to get a pic!!!!Delete
wow! Lotta did a fabulous job, she is so talented.. it is truely brought to life by the love you have for him..ReplyDelete
JUGM - thanks sweetie. i love what she did. and yes - she has many talents that woman! she truly brought him to life for me. i can't wait to get the actual portrait!Delete
Kymber, I hope the very deserving object of your affections is home very soon now ! It sounds like time for a reunion dinner a la Framboise Manor.ReplyDelete
Jane honey - he is home! been here for the past week but i didn't let him get up off of the kitchen floor for 3 days as i just had to lay on him - bahahahahah! and yes - we have had several reunion dinners and they were lovely!Delete
Very nice, Shes a good artist. I would be proud of that picture.ReplyDelete
Dear Duke - your opinion of anything is always wanted here at the Manor. and if that portrait gets the Duke's ok - then i am a happy woman indeed. thanks buddy!Delete
wow, impressive piece of work!ReplyDelete
pretty good eh buddy? she's really talented!Delete
Your sweet Jambaloney must be home ;-)
Give him a big hug from all of us in Blogger Land.
Your Friend Sandy
P.S. Oh yes, before I forget. Expect a small package in about
6 - 10 days.
oh Sweet Sandy - he's home finally. yeah. i can breathe again. and i already gave him your hug as i knew that you would want that - teehee. oh my goodness - i can't wait! you doll!Delete
that is a great picture of me... i HATE my picture being taken!! lotta joy - you did an amazing job!!ReplyDelete
thanks everyone for taking care of kymber while i was away!!!
cheers - jambaloney!!