Chris Haberman Painting - A.K.A. Best Christmas Present Ever!
You really can't believe my surprise when I opened up this amazing Christmas present from my dear friend Karen. I think I might have even squealed. I have always wanted to own a painting by Chris Haberman and I can't believe how completely perfect this gift is for me.
Karen found out that Chris was painting pictures of different Portland neighborhoods. She had him paint me a painting of Brooklyn.
I'm so impressed that he used pictures from this blog. The second I looked at the painting, I instantly recognized each smaller picture and remembered where I had taken the cooresponding photo. It makes this present even more personal and special.
I'm so glad he put my feet in the painting. He also captured very important elements of my walks. I have several recurring themes that I'm naturally drawn to and he picked the most important ones.
This is the perfect way to celebrate two years of this blog. Brooklyn is such a part of my core now and I'm so happy to have this painting. I can see my hood without even going outside.
But of course, I'll continue to head outside and walk Brooklyn and the surrounding neighborhoods.
I'm so very blessed to have such great friends in my life. Karen and I met at PSU in 1995. I'm so glad we have kept up our friendship. She is a such great person (and smart as hell) and I know we will be friends forever.