If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you will know that we give the boys “forever gifts” for their birthdays. Since we squeeze in both of them within a month of Christmas, we learned early on that they were flooded with gifts that they didn’t really need. So, they each get something that we hope they will have forever from Honey and me rather than another toy or game. As they have gotten older in the last couple of years, we have added in a second gift that they want or have asked for since they aren’t having massive parties any more.
I first came across Brandon at Buckhead Art Studio when some of his Coca-Cola art came up on my Instagram feed. I can’t find it now, but it was fun, colorful and so-Southern. After poking around on his site, I saw that he did pet commissions and knew right then and there that a painting of Elsa would be the perfect gift for Whit! I didn’t want anything too formal for this silly, independent, original type kid and Brandon’s style seemed like a perfect fit. The process was simple – I filled out his commission form, took a picture of Elsa in the yard, told him the colors I definitely wanted and definitely did not want, sent him a picture of Whit’s room and then sat back and waited with bated breath to see what he would do.
When I got it, I could hardly stand keeping it a secret until Whit’s birthday. He was SOOOO excited when he opened it!!
I also ordered a few prints of the painting so that John could have one. I brought it as part of the party decor to Whit’s celebration.
And now, we have it hanging over his bed. He says it is so much happier and cuter than the crab that was previous here (now in brother’s room).
I really couldn’t have envisioned something any more perfect for this kid or this space. It makes the whole room so much more playful and so very “Whit”.
I highly recommend Brandon and encourage you to take a peek at his site. He has such a great eye for pups and a few other fun things to boot.
I keep thinking about his Georgia Tech painting for the basement! Of course, the boys are currently plotting to revamp the whole thing to be better suited to gaming and movie watching so I will just sit on that and see what they come up with. I’m SURE it doesn’t involve new art. :-)
Have a great week!
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED