I think she had a thorough look through my Blog and she liked my appreciation of handmade and artistic creations. Well being an artist myself, I could not help but press her link that she gave me and went through her quaint shop on Etsy.
As I went through her creations one by one, I could see that she has a great love for animals, nature, and also has a sense of humour.
She is humoured by animals doing funny things and enjoys painting pictures that tell a story. She loves painting in natural watercolours. I love the simplicity of her work, at the same time capturing gorgeous moments. She also does "custom pet portraits" and illustrations for books. Jessi lives in Southern California near the LA Zoo and frequently find excuses to spend time outdoors sketching and painting other peoples pets.
I asked my daughter, who at the moment is looking into having her own place, and I asked her which one she preferred out of her drawings, as I had in mind of giving her a surprise gift. I thought she would have gone for one of the owls, as at one stage she was collecting owls Salt & Pepper shakers, but she opted for “Three Pink Flamingos”. I love the flow less images of the Flamingos. Jessi was very prompt in sending it, and I was thrilled to receive it and now I cannot wait to give it to my daughter as part of her Christmas gift from us. It was very well packaged and it did not take long to get to Australia from the US.
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Jessi Lynn and myself had a little chat just to get to know her a bit more, and she had this to say about herself…..
What is the funniest animal story you've heard?
It would probably be the time my friend, who played the Gorilla from the American Tourister commercials for years, was asked by a zoo (which will remain un-named) to come pose as a gorilla in their empty cage for three days while investors toured the facility. His suit is so anatomically correct its hard to tell him apart from the real thing.
What was your first pet?
A fish named Jaws, then a turtle named Einstein.
What do you love about animals the most?
I love animals because I find so much beauty when I look at them. I also blown away at how loyal some pets can be even when it means they put themselves in harms way to save their masters.
What pet do you wish you always had?
Since I was little I've always wanted a monkey, but since I recently found out I'm allergic to animal dander : ( I will enjoy painting them for now.
It's that time of year again and Christmas shopping has already begun. Have you considered giving the unique and memorable gift of a custom pet portrait this year?
Jessi is kind enough to offer my readers and followers, a free print of one of her original artworks of your choice, to one of the lucky person who comments on my blog. The winner will be drawn by random org.
This giveaway ends on the 21st November 2011 ~~ 23.55Hrs
It is open to all around the globe!What do you have to do to be eligible to win this gorgeous print of her Original Artwork? Simply…..
Go to her shop on Etsy “the little paint shop” and tell us what you like about her paintings, and which you would like to win.
Thank to all of you that stopped by to enter the giveaway . I appreciate your comments and good luck in the draw, while you are here you can join our Newsletter, follow us on Facebook , Twitter , RSS, Google + and leave a comment that you are and you will receive an extra draw entry.
Thank you Jessi for offering me to review one of your prints of your original artwork.
Disclosure: I received a Three Pink Flamingos print from the little paint shop” for review. I was not paid to write this review or to blog it. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.
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