Back in the fall when I did Speech and Debate, I learned that my cast mate Claire was very talented indeed. She is a graduate of the BFA acting program at UBC, so I already knew she was a fierce actress. But I found out she's an amazing painter as well! She started Hey Buster pet portraiture, go check it out! She does amazing work, AND she was having a sale for Christmas. I put in my order to have a picture done of my in-laws' dog Omen. I sent over a picture, and she let me know what it was ready.
Isn't it gorgeous?? My in-laws loved it - thought it was one of a kind and very special! So yay, best Christmas present ever!