Thursday, December 22, 2011

I'm a chimaera!

So It's my birthday today, and it's a birthday with a "0" in it, eeeeeep! So it goes. *shrug*

And look what Jim made for me!
A giant portrait of me and Clementine as chimaera! 


Clementine added for scale :-) 

HOLY, is it not gorgeous???








Wow wow wow. It's so beautiful, and it's so nice and big for our empty walls.
I'll post a clearer picture of it later--these are with my phone.

But now ... off to eat crab and coconut cake with my family.

XO XO






41 comments:

Elizabeth May said...

Oh my god, I LOVE IT! Well done, Jim! An excellent present!

eleanorcalledella said...

Happy Birthday!

What an AMAZING present! It's gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Jim just keeps being awesome. Happy Birthday!

veschwab said...

It's fabulous!!!

Laurie Thompson said...

So, so beautiful (you, and Clementine, AND the present!)! Happy birthday!!!

Anonymous said...

A stunning piece!! Jim, way to go, man!
-jesse

~Michelle~ said...

What an amazing gift, so beautiful!

jldy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! Happy Birthday!!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Jim, that is AH-MAZING!!!

Happiest of birthdays to you, Laini! Cupcakes for you! [[} [[} [[}

Lexie said...

Wow. That is really, really gorgeous. I love it. (Also, Clementine is absolutely adorable.)

Happy birthday. :)

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday! He did a fantastic job, it is gorgeous! I hadn't realized I share a birthday with my very favorite author! Hope it's a great one!

Jeni said...

Happy happy birthday! That painting is AMAZING. What a perfect gift to celebrate an awesome year. Merry Christmas!!

magan bagan said...

It's beautiful! What an awesome and thoughtful gift.

And happy birthday, Laini!

Jennifer Morian Frye said...

That is super amazingly incredibly AWESOME!!!!! Happy, Happy Birthday Laini's!!! Such a talented family.....just when I thought Clementine was as adorable as she could get...

sarah elwell said...

Happy birthday! That is a gorgeous portrait.

Liana said...

Love it! Wow, Jim!

And of course, Happy Happy Birthday to you, Laini! :) :)

ChristyG said...

So, so, so beyond gorgeous! I love your expression. Happy birthday!

Lisarenee said...

Happy Birthday! Your hubby is so talented. I want to be a chimaera too. lol You and your daughter look adorable and I love how your husband truly captured you in the expression. Could I post a copy of the picture in my Goodreads group? We just discussed your book.

Kara said...

Beautiful! Wow, that's so cool. It would be so cool if there was, like, a fancy Daughter of Smoke and Bone website where everyone could get one of these and go on adventures and... Yeah, I dunno. But I guess it's extra special because it's specially for you. Awesome.

Oh, and happy birthday! :)

Amber Clites said...

Amazing....and Happy Birthday!!!

Enna Isilee said...

That is the most awesome thing I have seen all day. No, all YEAR. Dude. Now I need to go find someone to turn me into a chimaera, ASAP.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! *throws many wishes and joys your way*

Bets said...

Wow, incredible. Love the personality shining through it, too. Happy birthday!

tanita davis said...

Happy 30th! ;)
Many happy returns of the day, Laini, and again, good wishes and congrats about your movie deal. Joy to you and yours this holiday!

Ivis said...

Wow!! Your husband is one talented dude! Also, we share a birthday! Happy birthday to us!

Kristan Hoffman said...

A bit late, but happy birthday! And how gorgeous. What a personal, wonderful present.

nameless wonder said...

I am incredibly jealous, that is a beautiful gift. Happy Birthday!

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! Hope you have a very happy birthday :-)

Heido said...

Gasp. Awesome.

Alyssa Phelps said...

Coolest. Present. Ever!

Lauren said...

Happy Birthday, Laini! And don't worry about the "0". I too have one in mine, and it's been great so far...
Wow, you girls make two very beautiful chimaeras! Watch out, Madrigal! What an amazing present! Beautiful job, Jim!

Kate said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! And the picture is so gorgeous and so cool! Love it! Jim is so very talented! :)

Shveta said...

Happy belated birthday, Laini! The picture is gorgeous. <3

Kim Baker said...

Wow, Jim! So lovely! He really captured you and Clementine.

Happy belated birthday and merry Christmas, you guys! xoxo

Commander Kip said...

Miss Laini, you and Clementine both make lovely chimerae, or whatever is the plural of that word. I do believe I'm getting Daughter of Smoke and Bone for Christmas - super excited!

Lynda said...

Love your smile, dimples and tattoos. Clementine looks so grown up. What a sweet and wonderful present your talented husband has given to you. When I saw the picture I got all warm and fuzzy feeling inside thinking about your happy family. Thank you for sharing your special gift with us and making us feel good too. With a bday that starts out with a present like this I know you must have had a body bursting with joy kind of day. Happy Birthay Laini!

Sarah Beth Durst said...

*sings off-key*
Happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy birthday, dear Laini,
happy birthday to you!

Anonymous said...

http://www.funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/3071168/Lol+Comp/
is the little girl eating strawberries or something Clementine? o.O (you have to scroll a bit to get to her).

amy said...

A belated Happy Birthday to you! Such a wonderful portrait!! Happy Holidays - and thank you for your inspiration! :-)

Sarahbotbonkers said...

Belated Happy Birthday, Laini! And that's one cool portrait. :)

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Thanks so much everyone for the very kind words about the painting. It was such a fun and rewarding piece to work on, and all of your praise is very much appreciated! Thanks and Happy New Year! :)

Jim

Jone said...

Happy Belated birthday! And even with a 0 in it, they only get better. Love the portrait.

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