Thursday, October 13, 2011

Epic Reveal!

A few months ago I blogged about planning an Epic surprise for someone.

Now, this has not been an easy undertaking by any means! Yes, the first bits came easily - the idea and the plotting of what I wanted to do. But the actual work

See, the gal the Epic surprise is for is just, well, awesome. Very genuine, friendly, caring, hardworking, just awesome! She has a natural charisma for making others feel incredibly special and it's really hard to describe that type of awesomeness, much less do something that showcases how awesome many folks know her to be!

I'm referring to the awesome JC (@LittleAnimation) of The Animated Woman.

I then went through several of JC's blog posts and printed off as many of the pictures as I could in an effort to try to capture everyone she had animated at that time. I then cut out each of the pictures and arranged as many as I could onto my sheet of glass.

Of course some of the pictures printed off quite large, so I had to enroll @IamIRONDADDY (my darling husband, Brian) into the role of making a smaller replica of some of the pictures because by then my printer was trying to start a revolution against me and he's awesome at such stuff!

I finally had this:
Then I realized, while I was in the process of outlining everything that I left an important one I had to put him in too..

Then I have spent the last several months absolutely freaking out over whether or not I would end up breaking this piece of glass (I even had to make a few trips across town with it, at one point in time it even put a huge scratch in my car door because the damned thing decided to shut on me - instant panic attack)...I had already done this much at that point!

Plus, if you've read some of my previous posts you'll know I'm an absolute klutz and shattering such things is not beyond my realm of capabilities.

Would you believe that I have painted ALL of that with a TOOTHPICK (ok, several tooth picks, but holy cow!) Slowly I've made progress...

Yea, that's right...after two months of working on this @WhyIsDaddyCryin still didn't have any pants!

I've kept up a steady sporadic pace on this piece...the headache is in the details...But I am finally at a point with it that I am now comfortable enough to share it & mail it out very soon!

...and then to pray it makes it all the way to Canada, from Tennessee without breaking.

Now I was not alone in all my planning and plotting and such. I had lots of help. See, I ABSOLUTELY totally suck at keeping I had to tell SOMEONE and so there are a dozen or more persons who know about my surprise - some of which have asked to remain anonymous in their part in getting this done...So leave a comment & share your love, thoughts, part...whatever you wish...

But that's not all!  Right now I am holding an awesome giveaway & promotion on all painted glass pieces!  You can find all the details and enter here at Living with Logan!

If you wish to have a custom piece made for yourself or maybe someone you love you can use the contact button on the side or visit my Facebook page - BooMonkey Creations to check out what I have in stock or approach me with your personal requests! 

JC had no clue, prior to the viewing of this blog post, about what we were up to 
...or if she did have a clue she never let on... 
so all images were blatantly stolen from her blog in the anticipation that she would have given permissions beforehand if she'd known what we were up to.

Thank you JC for being an awesome lady!

*important to note that I am currently waiting on final layers of paint to dry then I have to set the glass in the frame before it gets sent out 

**Finally mailed out on November 1, 2011 ~~  Fingernail biting to commence for 6-10 business days after, until safe delivery is confirmed... 

Proud to announce that it made it safely!!!!  You can see the details of the finale here.


  1. THAT IS SO COOL!!! I so want one now!!



  3. Your awesome for throwing Deeds in there. ;-) Glad I could help in your plotting.

  4. Tweeting as Tooth Fairy @toothfairycyber I see you found the animated me drawn by JC ! How sweet and fantastic of you to do! ☺

  5. Dear sweet lovely Stephi, Brian, and friends.

    You got me. I'm truly floored. I had no idea what you were up to...since June...? I was so surprised reading this, I just stood here in front of my screen for a good five minutes with my mouth hanging open, blinking. Can you picture it? Just the fact that you wanted to reach out to me, well, it blows me away. I'm truly humbled that you think I'm worth this incredible gesture Stephi.

    Heehee! You got all my faves in there, faithfully reproduced with colours! I can see a lot of love went into this work via toothpicks and pure undiluted giraffe-legged talent. The Huz and the kids are pretty impressed too. And quite pleased that they're included I might add =]

    Thank-you to you Stephi, my social media family, my twitter friends people! I'm not going to wonder if I deserve this. I'm just going to be grateful and look forward to hanging it with pride here in my studio.

    And pray it doesn't break!!

  6. ♥ You're quite welcome...I tried to squeeze in as many as I could.

    And thank you everyone for your encouragement, support, and approval! It means a great deal to me!

  7. awww, I see my dead last nerve and my umbrella drink with my last 2 marbles in it down in the corner :-) ♥ I love JC and she totally deserves this.

  8. wow, you are truly amazing ! That is so awesome, such a tribute to JC, she's been so great and you really showcased that, a toothpick? You must have the patience of Jobe? I adore you and know you can talk a peach off a tax cliff. LOL. Fantastic Darling just beautiful.