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Thread: Commissioned Art - a Surprise Birthday Gift from my Family

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    Default Commissioned Art - a Surprise Birthday Gift from my Family

    I'm really tickled. I'd never heard of this artist before tonight.

    My wife found her via Facebook, as she's a big supporter of animal shelters - donating 10% of her commission to the animal shelter of the buyer's choosing.

    Ashley Beech Reid; Pet Portrait; ashleybeechreid@gmail.com
    http://www.ashleyreid.net.

    Here's the original pic - Bus in 2008 with a Lake Shelbyville Drake Canvasback:



    Here's the new canvas rendition hanging in our duck room:

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    VERY NICE! what a great birthday gift! Did you know that Bus has no pockets? He also has no money. Or popcorn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JusticeDog View Post
    VERY NICE! what a great birthday gift! Did you know that Bus has no pockets? He also has no money. Or popcorn.
    Bus got no popcorn.

    Poor bus...he ain't got no popcorn.

    Why's he poor? Cuz he ain't got no money.

    Why's bus got no money?

    Cuz he ain't got no pockets.

    Poor Bus.
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    That is awesome. A very nice gift.
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    Nice Bossman
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    Very nice birthday gift....

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    What a great gift!

    Congratulations on your birthday!
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    what a great gift…now that had to make your day extra special!

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    Very nice surprise and portrait. Hope you had a great day!
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    That is beautiful Mr Chris, she captured the eyes beautifully
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