When I was a kid we waited with anticipation for the stores to put up holiday decorations. Old school? Halloween decorations didn’t go up until October. Thanksgiving? November. Christmas? December. The last time I was in my local grocery store, Halloween candy and decorations are already up. I’m sure the day they come down, the Christmas decoration will be up.
Which is why I have no hesitation in sharing with you, a great Christmas, or any special ocassion gift, for the animal lover in your life. Heck, why wait for a special occasion?
This post is sponsored. I’ve been compensated for sharing my thoughts and opinions about Unsketch, but rest assured, I will never share something we don’t love ourselves.
This gift is so amazing, you should go treat YOURSELF right now.
It’s an Unsketch.
I know what you’re thinking. What the woof is an unsketch? Well you can click over to their website, or you can let me tell you and show you!
Unsketch is a technology where your pet’s photo is scanned into the computer. It is enlarged, and looked at under various lights, to ensure the artist sees the nuances in the photo. Then using something called a scratchboard, bits and chunks of the photo are removed leaving you with a photo of your pet that looks like it was sketched!
I was initially contacted by Lara Hurst, who asked if I’d be interested in a custom portrait. After checking out the website, I couldn’t wait to try it.
I chose to have a portrait of Delilah done, and I sent over two photos to Lara via e-mail. Lara e-mailed me back and let me know that one of the photos was perfect!
I expected the unsketching to take some time, but within a couple of days, Lara had e-mailed me a proof of the product.
When I first looked at it, I was uncertain because it seemed like there was something ‘off’ around Delilah’s eyes. I was nervous to say anything because I didn’t want to offend Lara. Eventually, I found what I thought was a tactful (if you know me…well…you know, this is how I like to be, but it’s not always how I am) way to ask about the eyes.
Lara immediately responded and wasn’t offended at all. She WANTS you to be happy with the finished product. So she sent me another proof, which when I wasn’t focused on her eyes, I thought she looked very dark against the dark background. Lara was so kind, and so easy to work with. She happily tried to pull more of the photo out to lighten Delilah up and then BOOM!
It was perfect.
I couldn’t wait to hold it, and see it finished. Lara said she’d send it right out, and even provided me with a tracking number. I thought it might take some time, but I had it in like two days.
Originally, I had kept it a secret from Hubby because I intended to gift him with it for Christmas, (good thing he doesn’t read this blog,) but that went right out the window the minute I saw it.
I’m not going to lie, I did get some tears in my eyes, it’s just so beautiful. Alright, alright, I know you want to see it too, so here you go!
I chose to go with a 5×7 portrait, but Lara also offers them in 8″x10″, 11″x14″ and “20”x24″. When you check out the website, you’ll notice that these portraits are not limited to dogs and cats, there are also horses, and bunnies, so these are the perfect gift for any animal lover.
What better way to gift someone, and honor their beloved family member than with a custom portrait?
I highly recommend Lara and the Unsketching photos. Lara is super easy and accommodating to work with, and I think you’ll agree, the finished product is absolutely stunning.
So tell me, what do you think of the Unsketching idea, and which of your furry loves would you have Unsketched?