Original Watercolor Portrait Giveaway

I am really, really excited about the giveaway I have for you all today!

***Giveaway is now CLOSED and a winner has been chosen. Thanks to all who entered!***

About a month ago, I received a very interesting email from a blog reader, Meredith. In the email, Meredith introduced herself a a fine artist who just recently graduated from Longwood University with a BFA and is working on getting her name and artwork out into the real world.

What I found particularly surprising was when she told me that she had recently been looking through my wedding photos, had just completed a portrait of me and Jay, and wanted to send it to me. Of course I said I would be honored, but when it arrived in the mail, I absolutely could not get over just how talented she is.


Just look at how close it is to the actual photo! She is definitely an amazing talent.


Meredith does a lot of watercolor pet and people portraits, which you can see examples of on both her blog and in her etsy shop, Mica Galleries. The good news is that if you’d like to purchase a portrait from Meredith, you can use the code “SWEETTOOTH” at her Etsy checkout and you’ll receive a 25% discount off of your purchase!

The great news is that Meredith has generously offered to do a giveaway for an 8″x10″ watercolor portrait. How awesome is that, right? I could think of so many things that one of her portraits could be a phenomenal gift for!

***Giveaway is now CLOSED and a winner has been chosen. Thanks to all who entered!***

To Enter: Leave a comment on this post saying who you would like to have a portrait of, if you were to win.

I will randomly choose a winner on Friday, February 24th. Good Luck! Smile

If you’re interested in working with Meredith right away, or want to check out some of her work, go ahead and browse her Etsy shop, visit her blog or Facebook page or follow her on Twitter.


  1. Danielle says

    I would love to have one of my wedding pictures done! What a special thing to have hang in your home….so unique!!! :)

  2. Laura says

    Wow – she is incredibly talented! I’d love to get a portrait done of my boyfriend and I to give to him for his birthday!

  3. Kathryn says

    I’m pregnant and would love a portrait of myself while pregnant to hang in my bedroom! I actually live in Farmville where Meredith went to school!

  4. Jodie Fellows says

    I would love to have a portrait painted of my husband and myself. This year we will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.

  5. Holly says

    I’d love to have a picture of my husband and I – believe it or not, we’ve been married 2 and a half years and I STILL don’t have any wedding photos around :(

  6. Em says

    I would love to give her a picture of my nephew to do. It would be a great gift for my sister who doesn’t have the extra money to get professional pictures done. But I know a watercolor picture would be something she would hang in the home forever.

  7. Laurie says

    I would love a portrait of my dog, Milo. He is seriously like our child and he deserves to have his beautiful face in a picture over the fireplace :)

  8. Bryana says

    I would love a portrait of my boyfriend and I! Our anniversary is coming up and I think that it would be a great gift :)

  9. Mary Beth says

    How sweet! I would love to have a watercolor portrait of my mom, she passed away when I was nine and I think that would be such a cool painting to display in our home. :)

  10. Molly says

    I would LOVE to have a painting made of my mom & me. We live on opposite coasts and I know she would love it- esp for Mother’s Day in a few months!

  11. Caitlin P. says

    Gorgeous! You’re getting me addicted to Etsy art, I just ordered a signature tree from Christina this past Valentine’s day!

    I’d LOVE to get a watercolor of my fiancé and myself. We have so few good pictures together so turning one of our great ones into a real piece of art would be priceless!

  12. Courtney says

    It’s my parents’ 30th anniversary this year so I’d love to get one done of their wedding picture as a present for them.

  13. Kristin says

    Wow! She is so talented! I would love either a wedding picture of my husband and I (from our wedding almost 8 years ago!) Or one of our kids.

  14. says

    Those watercolors are absolutely beautiful! I would choose a gorgeous picture that was taken of my aunt on the beach last summer and give it to her for her birthday next month!

  15. Cassie says

    My best friend is getting married in St. Lucia in July. This would make a great gift for them, I know she would LOVE it. :)

  16. Nicole says

    How awesome! Your wedding portrait came out SO nice! I’d love to have one of these, I think I would have it drawn up of my dog! I love that type of art, and its so hard to find :)

  17. Alana says

    I would LOVE me and my mom!!!! She’s my best friend and it would be something I would love to frame and have at my apartment while we’re living far away :(

  18. Lizzie says

    Oh wow what an amazing giveaway! My parent’s 25th anniversary is coming up and I’d love to gift a photo of them together or our family!

  19. Kim Lee says

    I would love to have a portrait of my kids or my dog…..or both. She IS amazingly talented. I will definitely look her up on etsy.

  20. Kristin says

    she does awesome work and i am going to pass her name around for sure.

    I would get a portrait done of my fiance, daughter and I. We do not have any photos of the three of us since one of us has to take the photo 😉 i would hang in the living room as our “finally” family photo :)

  21. says

    I would love to have a portrait of my gram. She’s on her way out and there is this glorious photo of her from her freshman year of high school — it’s from her homecoming dance. She’s wearing a rhinestone choker that she gave me when I was a freshman in high school, and it’s become my signature piece of jewelry. I love that photo.
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  22. Melissa says

    With my sister getting married this August, I would absolutely love to be able to give her the chance to have a portrait of she and her fiance!

  23. Erica says

    I would love a portrait of my boyfriend and I. We recently moved in together and our walls are pretty bare. It would be a great addition to our new home!

  24. Meaghan Voigt says

    I would have Meredith do a watercolor of my 2 boys (5 and 2). I think they would love it! And, I have JUST the picture in mind to give her:)

    The picture she did for you really is beautiful!

  25. Julissa says

    If I were to win, I’d have a watercolor made of my parent’s wedding picture and give it to them for their 25th wedding anniversary!

  26. Lindsay A says

    What an amazing portrait! It looks JUST like you! I would have a picture of my boyfriend and I painted. He is away with Army training, and would be so suprised to see a picture of us hanging on the wall when he returned!!!

  27. says

    I’d have to think about it, but I’m inclined to get my parent’s wedding photo done. So what they’re divorced? It was 1977 and Chewbacca marries Princess Leia. Or maybe a nice photo of that guy I like and I for the house…Or his cat that he left behind to come live with hyperallergic me.
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  28. Sara says

    My fiance and I are getting married on June 30, 2012. I would love to have one of our wedding pictures turned into a watercolor!!

  29. Jordan K says

    Wow, Meredith is way talented! I like her portrait of you and Jay so much that I think I’d most like to have a watercolor of my Fiance and I, too!

  30. says

    What a lovely thing for her to do! And she is very talented! I have friends who just had a baby so if I won I would have her do a painting of the first photo of the three of them in the hospital as a gift for them.
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  31. Stacy Smith says

    I would LOVE to have one done of my daughters and I. They are 5 and 2. We can’t afford to have our pictures done a lot and this would be awesome to hang on the wall! 😉 She does great work!

  32. Adrienne Bunce says

    I would love to have a picture of my husband and I from our wedding day! Its a picture of us, taken at Lake Michigan with the gorgeous white sand, and Dune grass in the background!

  33. Elizabeth says

    I’d love a picture of my whole family together. It would be a great gift, since we (the children) have almost all left home, my parents would love it!

  34. Kaelin says

    Love her work! I think I have seen her portraits of other blogs and would love a portrait of my dog or of my husband and me.

  35. Jess says

    I’d love one of our wedding day/honeymoon, my parents, or maybe one of our dog. Decisions, decisions! She is definitely talented!

  36. heather says

    That’s so beautiful! She has so much talent :) I would love one of me and my boyfriend of 5 years. I’ll def have to check out her etsy! xx

  37. Jerica says

    That is a beautiful rendition of your wedding picture!! I’m so impressed! My baby sister is graduating this May and I would love to get a picture done for her as a graduation present!

  38. Liz says

    This is stunning! I am checking out her website right away. My husband and I just got married and haven’t even seen our photographer’s pictures, so a watercolor on top of those would be amazing!

  39. liz says

    I would love to get a portrait of my boyfriend and me from our vacation in Italy last year and give it to him. It would make the perfect gift!

  40. Jordan @ food, sweat, and beers says

    It’s my mother’s birthday in a month, so I think I’d use it on a portrait of the two of us!

  41. says

    What an amazing talent. I checked out her blog and Etsy page and I am already a fan! I will most likely be ordering from her regardless of the giveaway result.

    I would want a portrait of my 3-month-old niece to give to my sister-in-law. My brother is about to be deployed (he is a Marine Pilot), and I think it would really bring her comfort.
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  42. Bri says

    My mom and I got our picture professionally taken last year as a gift for my dad.. I’d love to have a portrait of us to give to them!

  43. Alexa says

    That is so beautiful, it looks exactly like you and your husband! She’s amazing at it! I would love to have one made for my parents or grandparents.

  44. Nicole says

    It’s an awesome picture! Our dog was just diagnosed with lymphoma and we love her so much, we’d love a picture of her with our kids.

  45. says

    Puppy nerd alert…I would totally have one done of my dog, Reddick. I’ve been looking at getting one done…but something that wasn’t too cheesey, and I think this watercolor would be perfect!! Throw in some funky neons with that cute puppy face – it would just be perfect.
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  46. Talia @ Bite Size Wellness says

    Wow! Talk about talented. That is amazing. I would be thrilled to have something that incorporates my old life in Colorado and my new life in NYC so I can always remember my roots and my adventures. I love all your giveaways but I REALLY hope I win this one!!
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  47. Marilyn says

    I raised my daughter as a single parent. She is 25 now, and lives 2hours away. We keep in touch as much as possible. I would love to have a portrait of her and me.

  48. Alina says

    I would get a portrait of me, my sister, my mom, and my best friend. The most influential, loving people in my life! Such a cute idea!

  49. Justice says

    I would love to have a portrait based off a photo of my Grandpa, he died 3 years ago April 1. He was so important to our family it would be an awesome gift to my Grandma.

  50. Allison says

    WOW! Meredith is incredibly talented! I love to oil paint, so I have a special place in my heart for the arts :) I would love a portrait of my Nana. She died three years ago this Saturday (Feb. 25) and was the rock of my family.

  51. Jen O. says

    Wow! That is awesome! I just got married over summer and would love to have a photo from the wedding. How cute are those!?

  52. says

    So I have this idea of a exhibition as a self portrait where all the work in the show are portraits of me done by other artists. So it would be of me! And it will be in my show once I get enough work! And probably of my cat too cause she is getting old and I don’t know how much longer she’s going to live and she’s the love of my life!

  53. daybelis says

    what a great portrait, you guys look beautiful. If I were to win this opportunity, I would love a portrait of my mother because she is someone who I love, cherish and admire very much

  54. Mollie says

    I would get a portrait of my brother & his fiance. They just bought a new house and are getting married in May! It would be a great gift. Maybe I’d even do one of the 3 of us so there is a giant pic of me on their wall!!! =)

  55. danielle says

    I’ve just started actually making my first place a home… a wonderful painting could be the center point of one of my rooms that i could use. (:

  56. says

    I work at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge taking care of big cats, so I would love to have a portrait of one of my favorite tigers (if she can do that type of animal), if not I would get one of my nephew and give it to my parents
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  57. Jeana says

    I love this giveaway!

    I am a military wife so I would get a picture of my husband and I- in blues or a wedding picture- it’s a tie!

  58. Kelli-Ann says

    Your wedding portrait is beautiful, Meredith is so talented. I am getting married in May and would love a wedding portrait. This is such an amazing and unique giveaway!

  59. Abbey says

    This would be amazing to have to be displayed at our wedding in October. Or I’ve been wanting to have a portrait done of our spaniel-this would be perfect!

  60. Gina White says

    I would love to get a picture of my grandparents done. My grandpa past away last year and when we were going through things we found a picture that was taken the day my grandpa proposed to my grandma. It was also the day my grandma graduated from nursing school. A great memory to have hanging in your house!

    What a fabulouse giveaway!

    Thank you!

  61. Lindsay says

    Her work is beautiful! I’d love to have a portrait of my feline son (who, incidentally, fetches and does sommersaults just like Cody!). :)

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