Saturday, June 2, 2012

In the mail...

I can't even tell you how excited I was when this huge envelope came in from Ashlie Blake! I knew it contained my portrait and though I was certain it would be amazing, I had no idea what it would look like.

If you've seen Ashlie's work you know she's talented. But I can now tell you from personal experience that she can do an amazing portrait too! Apart from the painting being absolutely beautiful, I also really feel she has painted me. To get a bit vague perhaps, I recognize the "soul within" as well as all the obvious external features.

I was glad she included an owl as well. She makes many wonderful owls and I'm so happy to have one in my portrait too.

Below you can see the entire painting, isn't it incredible?! I love everything about it, the colors, the flowy composition and the magical atmosphere.

To learn more about Ashlie Blake visit her lovely blog, it's filled with lots of fun posts as well as updates on her art work.

Be sure to check out her Etsy as well.


  1. Whooooaaaa! Incredible, she is really talented, I absolutely love it. And the colours are amazing. You lucky girl!

  2. Oh Laura, it's so wonderful, I love it! I thought too that she seemed to have captured something about you, as well as looking like you. I'm really happy you have this great portrait!

  3. Oh wow! It's so gorgeous!!!! So much talent.

    x Stace

    PS. I've got a giveaway happening to win a House of Harlow ring! I'd love for you to enter!

  4. It is such a beautiful protrait! I love the colours and the owl is adorable.

  5. Amazing! I can see how talented she is just by looking at that wonderful portrait. Would really love to visit her etsy now.

  6. Oh Laura this post is so nice and sweet and I just feel absolutely special! thank you so so so very much. I am also excited to read everyones comments! Inspirational... I'll take that into the studio ;)Again, it was an extreme pleasure to paint you and it just makes me feel so good to know you feel I captured YOU. xoxoxoxo

  7. How sweet and special. It is beautiful!

  8. Wow, Ashlie has done a fantastic job for you! Yay! Jen x

  9. Wonderful artwork! And the owl is so cute)Ashlie is a such taleneted artist! Lucky you)

  10. such a great artwork I ever seen,keep it up :D


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