30/30 Week 8's portrait revealed: GracieI hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful holiday. I am!
Gracie's portrait has been finished for weeks, but I kept it secret until now because it was purchased as a Christmas present. I knew Gracie personally; she was a sweetheart. Her dad's family and my family have been friends for over 30 years. Sadly, Gracie crossed the rainbow bridge just a few weeks ago. So I'm certain that it was a bittersweet moment for Matt to open up this present on Christmas morning. His sweet fiancé Toby, who was so excited to have me paint her two dogs (Maggie and Otis), bought Gracie's portrait first, so that Matt would have a reminder of his little girl. Thank you, Toby and Matt, for contributing to my project. I hope the portrait makes you smile. Know that it was painted with love and good thoughts of my favorite bulldog!