{Giveaway} Win a custom painting!

FOF Linda McCoy is giving away a custom painting to celebrate the launch of her FOF Shop!

She’ll paint your pet, your home or a person you love–just in time for the holidays. To enter, visit Linda’s shop and then comment below with your answer to this question: What would you want Linda to paint?

Thank you for entering. This contest is now closed.


Comment to enter: What would you want Linda to paint?

(See all our past winners, here.) Contest closes November 2, 2010.


218 Responses to “{Giveaway} Win a custom painting!”

  1. kakkie60 says:

    This has been a dream of mine since 1966. My next door neighbor’s mother had her and her sister’s portraits painted and they were in the family room as we grew through high school.So very beautiful,lifelike,but art.To this day in 2012 our mothers still live next door to each other in our childhood homes.Those portraits have moved to the front room from the family room and I LOVE them still. I have a grandson now and it would be the best gift I could EVER have to have his image on a painted canvas on my wall. I would be forever grateful.Thank you for letting me imagine that I could even be considered for such an honor.

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  2. sharon910 says:

    Have been married for 50 ys in nov. been through a lot of ups and downs. have 5 grandchildren and just had a great grandchild Would love a painting of My Grand children and great grand baby.

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  3. sandy9787 says:

    I would love to have a portrait of my children and me.

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  4. sharon910 says:

    I would love a picture of my girls and their children. and a great grand baby due very soon.

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  5. Sherri Rodgers says:

    I would love to have her paint a picture of my babies. The are three adorable girls. Every mom is pround but not as much as I am. My girls are beautiful, have beautiful bodies and they love everyone. Did I mention they are 3 shihtzu babies. Your work is putting the present into tomorrows history. There for generations to enjoy…..I think you would love my girls

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  6. svoge42@aol.com says:

    I would love a family photo by the beach !

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  7. Bekki says:

    I would like her to paint a picture of my seven grandchildren. I love and adore them so much, being able to see them on my wall and look at them daily would be wonderful. Four of my grandchildren live over 1000 miles away. My oldest granddaughter I haven’t seen in over four years.

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  8. Lark Dunton says:

    As a Southerner I have a fine appreciation for heirlooms. We have paintings of ancestors, but none of the current generation of our family. It’s time to add another frame to our wall of family art!

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  9. stephanie says:

    very neat! if i won this, i would like the artist to paint a pic of my 3 children

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  10. Patrick Alexiou says:

    “I would like to see the house dog in a painted picture!”

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  11. kathrine a hammen says:

    me ,my husband,and all my dogs

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  12. PHYLLIS says:

    Linda is truly an outstanding artist! A painting of my two daughters at the beach would be wonderful. They are 18 & 26 and we have such fond memories together there as a Family.

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  13. Diane Eckstine says:

    A picyure of Fluffy My cat

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  14. Doreen Hicks says:

    I would love a picture painted of my three children and my puppy. I have always thought that a beautiful piece in any home. A painting is worth a million words.

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  15. Belinda D says:

    I would love to have a painting done of me and my lovely daughter to give to my Mom for Christmas. We are 3 generations and I know she would cherish for as long as she lives. And guess what…I get to cherish it after she transitions.

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  16. Kendra Ford says:

    I would love for Linda to paint a picture of my beloved horse, Buster, and myself. I have had a lifelong love of all things equine. Now, at age 38, I am the horsewoman I have always longed to become. Sometime ago, I had photos taken of my horse and I. Those photos capture the bond we share. Sunshine, my farm, and my best horse: a perfect painting!

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  17. RIZA says:

    IT WOULD BE THE FIRST THING SAVED IN EVENT OF FIRE.

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  18. Debra Tanner says:

    I would love for Linda to paint a picture of my husband and myself. We have experienced and are living through a miracle and a loss. We lost our son 2 years ago and nearly my husbands life. We have been fortunate to be able to see the the light in all the darkness. A portrait would truly seal our gratefulness of our journeys past and our future yet to be encountered.

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  19. sherie says:

    what a wonderful gift! and what a great talent! i would love to have a painting of my mother done. i really think that is what i would appreciate the most! i just think it would be nice to give to the other kids as well as my mom! she will be 82 this coming march. she is a strong woman, she is taking care of my sister, who has parkinson’s. she used to take care of me for a while also, when my lupus and fibromyalgia was roaring full blast. she is a very giving and loving woman…!

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  20. Marcia says:

    I love the paintings and have seen family, friends, and pets done before from photos. I love the idea of having our family now as we are done so we have this or to have my parents done though both our kids would love either a family groupe will mean a lot years from now. I know she does great work, so anything our family would like will be great.

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  21. Cheryl says:

    These paintings are remarkable. I would have my dog, Parker, a Bishon Friese, painted. My husband bought him for me as a special gift. Parker has truly been a special gift as my husband passed away 35 days after we were married and Parker helps me get through all of the lonely nights!! He is a very snuggly dog & great comfort.

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  22. Lisa says:

    How special to have a painting with of favorite pet; our son’s dog Kane. I’ve never met a more sweeter gentle soul. He loves to just hang & sit w/you for hours. He is so easy & beautiful. He is very pretty for his breed. Kane’s Grammy! PS. my son is a chef so you might eat very good as well lol……..

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  23. Robin Rosencutter says:

    This is so hard but I think I would love her to paint my dog!
    He is getting older and I think it is important to remember him always! He is a perfect pet.

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  24. Valerie Bradshaw says:

    I would love to have linda paint a picture of my son and I together. I think that would be a great heirloom

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  25. Valerie Bradshaw says:

    I wash my hair everyday otherwise i would be a flat haired bed head gal.

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  26. Barb Mazzara says:

    Pansies or lilacs in memory of my Mom as they were her favorite flowers. Your painting would put a smile on my face every time I look at it.

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  27. Vicki Sloan says:

    My pet Maltese, Gideon. He’s a real looker!

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  28. Patricia says:

    Since I have only one daughter and 3 grandchildren I would love to have a beautiful painting of the 5 of us together. It would be a cherished gift that would be passed down through the years. What a fantastic gift someone is going to win!

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  29. hofken says:

    I would want Linda to paint my parents as they just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary!

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  30. Roslynn Garner says:

    I would love a picture of my children.

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  31. Marjorie Munroe says:

    This would be a wonderful gift for my Aunt Jill Hord who lost her 16 year old Grandson this summer. I would love to give her a painting of Zack to remember him by. Zack was raised by Aunt Jill and Uncle Gord till he was 14 years old, then he went to live with his father (Jill’s son)… and suddenly this summer Zack was found dead. The family will never be the same. I know a painting of him would be helpful as they did not have many photos and I have been going to Zack’s friends to try and find more. You just never know how much time you have with someone!

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  32. Claudia Mcgee says:

    wow ! stunning paintings ! i would love a painting of my Hubby and i when we went to Maui ,HI for our romantic second Honeymoon 😉

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  33. Jennifer Rutsky says:

    Wonderful paintings! I’d want Linda to paint a picture of my fabulous dog Zoe Star. Given her limited years on the planet, I want something to always remember her by. She’s like a child to me. xoxo

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  34. Jean Kieselburg says:

    Oh, I would love my favorite terrier, Jasmine, to be forever remembered in a painting – and Linda is a FABULOUS artist!

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  35. Christine Newton says:

    I would love Linda McCoy to do a painting of my fun loving cockatoo’s, Rimshot and Romano!

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  36. Christine Newton says:

    I would love to have Linda McCoy to do a painting of my fun loving cockatoo’s, Rimshot and Romano!

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  37. Darinda says:

    I’d like you to paint my four beautiful grandchildren, capture them at this moment. Because before we know it they will be grown!

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  38. Deborah Shade says:

    I would love nothing more then to have a picture of my father this Christmas. He left for heaven last Friday even though we wanted him to stay for one more holiday season. All over his house are large pictures of my brother and me and there are many pictures of his only grandchild….however there are no pictures of him anywhere. There are a few in photo albums but no large pictures. What a fitting tribute then to have a painting of him to hang.

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  39. Tisa says:

    I’d have one done of my kids 🙂

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  40. Gigi says:

    I would love her to paint my beloved kitty. I lost him in December and still miss him so much.

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  41. Jackie Barham says:

    My pets. I have two adorable black cats.

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  42. Becky Beer says:

    I’d love to have a painting of our new girl Libby! Last year I had a painting done for my husband of our labbradoddle ‘ Suzie’ ,she was a rescue dog that we got when she was almost a year old. They told us she is ‘incoragable’, she is the BEST dog we ever had, and very smart! Suzie is 5 now so we decided to get her a baby sister,Libby! Libby is 5 months old now and the BEST puppy ever. What a great gift a painting of Libby would be for him to receive this year! 2 DODDLE DOGS, now that is CHRISTMAS! Becky Best wishes!

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  43. Johanna says:

    I would love to have a painting of my husband of almost eight years who supported me through my breast cancer and my mother through hers of which she passed away last year. He never hesitated to help. He deserves so much more then he has. He is truly a kind spirit.

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  44. Deanna Gale says:

    I would be so honored to have Linda paint my sweet little dog & I. My dog’s name is Maverik, he is a Chihuahua. I adopted him from the Humane Society over 7 years ago. They were going to put him down as he was a stray, they thought he was about 6 years old & when found, his right eye was literally hanging out of the socket. The dr stuck it back in but he is blind in that eye & the eye is backwards & not “pretty” but in my eyes, he is beautiful. He is the best dog I’ve ever had or met and without Maverik, I’d never have gotten through a year of chemo 5 years ago. He saved my life after I saved his and I love him so very much.

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  45. Sheela Puthumana says:

    It has been almost 4 years since my beloved died unexpectedly sitting next to me in our car. Our one and only daughter moved to Virginia to accept an awesome job about a month ago. To say that I feel all alone in a world of billions of people is putting it mildly. In my wild imagination I feel like “a painting of the three of us” would bring “life”” back into my life!

    Thank you.

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  46. bonnie says:

    I just adopted a rescue dog who was abused, I named her Annie so I would love to have a painting of her

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  47. victoria says:

    Whatever she would like to paint. My family including my dog in on a hike La Habra Heights would be nice.

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  48. Kathy says:

    I am so excited about this! I would love a photo of my son during some very happy years when we were together!!!

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  49. Deborah Milne says:

    What a marvelous gift to one lucky woman from a talented..talented artist. Very generous.

    I would love for Linda to paint portrait from an old photograph of my mom who passed away in Jan. Something to have & to pass on.

    Best of luck Linda with our new shop!

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  50. Joyzkim says:

    I would love a custom painting of my most beautiful prized possession….my 15 year old daughter, Erica. She is the light of my life!!

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  51. Kathie Compton says:

    A few years ago, someone snapped a close-up photo of me and my dog in my arms at the Marfa airport with the wind blowing our blond hair together across our eyes. The background is the beautiful cerulean sky and dried grasses of the Marfa plateau. The photographer sent me an 8×11 color print. The photo tells a story of a fleeting moment in time. I think it would make an awesome painting.

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  52. AJB says:

    Probably my adorable calico cat!
    >^..^<

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  53. Michaela Haugabook says:

    I would love to be able to paint period, but my daughter and kitties would be first.

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  54. Kathy says:

    You are very talented, I wish I had your amazing ability.

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  55. kymberly davidson says:

    I would love a Picture of my Granddaughter! She’s just amazing at age 6. She’s a blessing, she’s made our lives forfilling. My husband would just be in awe with this wonderful gift..and isn’t that what lifes about, giving the gift of LOVE

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  56. Gail Claus says:

    I’d really like a painting of my husband and myself. We have been best friends for almost 35 years, and our togetherness continues to grow tighter. And he is a fan of
    Soft Surroundings!

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  57. Ginny says:

    I would be honored to have Linda paint a portrait of our home. It’s an 1896 Victorian we are privileged to share with past owners. A painting would look great over the fireplace and eventually be a gift to our son or daughter. Thank you!

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  58. Patricia Assanowicz says:

    I would LOVE for Linda to paint a photo I have of my Mom and Dad and I in the boat. Both my Parents have passed and this photo made into a painting would mean more to me than words can say, thank you so very much, I am painting my bedroom and I have the perfect place for the painting, to see what is in my Heart made into a painting of the two people I love would be amazing.

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  59. Kathi says:

    Wow Linda, Your work is Beautiful!!! I have the mdist Handsome Dog “Danny” He is A Shetland Sheepdog and he looks like a mini version of “Lassie” He has the cutest face and such a Loyal dog> I would be honored if I won and you could paint a portrait of My dog Danny

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  60. suzanne says:

    I would love to ask Linda to paint a portrait of our home. Although my tween girls & I have embarked on a special business journey to LA for a year, our home remains in Ohio. We would love nothing better than to have a special reminder in our tiny apartment to enjoy every single day. And as wonderful as we are making this experience, no matter where you are at any given moment, there is no place like home.

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  61. Carol in LV says:

    I love her work!

    What I would like Linda to paint would be a portrait of me to give to those I love the most; my two young grandchildren. Being in bad health, I will not see them grow up so I’d like a painting which would appear as if I’m looking over them, which of course, I will be.

    Thanks for the opportunity, cj

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  62. Kathleen Klatt says:

    I would love to have Linda paint my little dog, Sandy. Everybody who sees her thibnks she’s the most adorable cocker spaniel they’ve ever seen. She makes everybody smile.

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  63. Karen S says:

    I’d love to have a painting of my parents. They are both deceased for quite some time. I have them in my heart, but would truly love to have a painting made with love to hang in my home. I have pictures, but I believe that Linda captures a special essence of her subjects that cannot be conveyed in a photograph. Nothing makes a statement as well as a painting. Only because so much goes into each one to capture the feelings and display them in such a long lasting forever moment in time.

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  64. Debbie N says:

    I would love Linda Mc Coy to paint my three beautiful grandaughters. Our blended family, one by blood and two by love.

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  65. Vivian Medina says:

    I would love Linda to paint my sister who passed away two years ago of a massive heart attack. I miss her so much it just hurts to even think about her. She was always there for me she was my best friend now I have no best friend or a sister that I can go to just to talk.

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  66. Fabulous Mimi says:

    We would love to have a painting of our little munchkins, grandsons, Landry and Barrett. A painting to capture their wonderful personalities that would grace the walls of our home would be truly awesome!

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  67. Darlene says:

    I would love to be able to give my mother-in-law a painting of my father-in-law who passed away quite unexpectedly this past February. I think that would help ease her pain on this first Christmas without the love of her life.

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  68. Ruth says:

    What wonderful paintings on your website…a true artist. I would love the last Christmas photo of our family before my Moms passing. It is coming up on her 1st anniversary this November and this would be perfect to give to my Father for Christmas in honor of my Mothers memory after being together for over 50 years. Thank you.

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  69. Carole Barker says:

    For me, there would really be no choice…I would love for Linda to do a portrait of my five year old daughter. As she seldom sits still, painting from a picture is probably the best way to capture her. She is growing up so very quickly, and I would be thrilled to capture her essence at this wonderful age.

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  70. Valerie Sawyer says:

    Her beautiful paintings make it hard to decide. I have two dogs and two cats and would love to have a painting of them together. They are my family and are always there for me when I am lonely. Pets are with us for such a short time, it would be a way to always remember them.

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  71. Debra says:

    I would love to have my furry friend painted by Linda. With her excellent painting skills I know she could bring out of the special qualities my little Toby has to offer. He is my youngest child even though he is furry!

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  72. Donna Loupe says:

    I would love Linda to paint a picture of our beautiful light red Chow Chow. She ended up with us when someone abandoned her at the park across the street from our house. She seemed terrified which led us to believe she had been mistreated before she was abandoned. She was so afraid of us that I did not try to approach her for the first few days but I put food and water out for her. After a few days she begin to come around and let us pet her. I took her to our vet to have her examined and get required shots for her. He told us she was about 1 year old and was cutting her 1 year molar teeth. This explained why she was chewing on my patio furniture. I also believe her chewing stage may have been what prompted her previous owner to abandon her. Had they only been more patient with her during her teething stage they could have had a wonderful compainion. After she finished cutting her teeth she never chewed on anything again. She is the sweetest most well mannered Chow Chow I have ever encountered and everyone who meets her says the same of her. This includes our vet who says he has encountered many Chow Chows during his 30 + years of being a vet and never a sweeter one than ours. I guess that is why our children named her “Baby”. They taught her to sit and shake hands. She is very smart as she seems to realize that the younger and smaller a child is the more gentle she needs to be with them. She loves people now that she knows there are people who love her and would never mistreat her. About a year after we adopted her she got hit by a truck and it damaged the nerve in her front left leg. When it became apparent that it was not going to heal we had it amputated. At first she had a little trouble getting around but after a while you could hardly notice she only had three legs, especially when she was running. We’ve had her for 12 years now so she is 13 years old and I know that is old for a dog. She is still just as gentle with our grandchildren as she was with our children and all our neighborhood children. I love Baby and hope she will be around for a long time to come. I have a very good photo taken of her a few years ago with one of our granddaughters and I think it would make a lovely painting. You can actually see the sweetness in her face.

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  73. Kai W. says:

    I have always love a seascape painting but they are difficult to find.

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  74. Susan Schreurs says:

    My dog Jack is my partner in life here. We live alone together, and he is my very best friend. i would like a painting of my Jack Attack, as I love to call him. He is a Jack Russell mix with the MOST beautiful and soulful face you ever saw. He runs and fetches balls, and is the most handsome little guy, a painting of him would be loved by all who see it. That would be the most wonderful thing to hang here to keep for all time.

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  75. Kathleen says:

    Linda, I would a painting of our beautiful rescue dog, “Shammie” our wonderful maltese. She was abused in her previous life but is now the love of our life! Shammie is our second maltese rescue dog, our first “Shammie” lived to be eighteen years Old! Hoping you will choose our Shammie for a beautiful painting. Thanks so much. KathleenWicklund

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  76. Nancy says:

    One or several–or all!–of my rescued fur babies: 7 house rabbits and 3 big pooches:-)

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  77. Renee says:

    My Grandkids of course!

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  78. Chuck says:

    Me!

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  79. Ellie says:

    I would LOVE to have a portrait of our house to hang in our new home here in Southport, North Carolina, a wee little town on the east coast on the Cape Fear River.

    The home building process has been a work in progress, but wea are finally “home”. What is lacking is the final artistic touches, and a painting of our home by Linda would be a crowning glory.

    Linda’s work is so magnificent. It would be just the right touch in our home, and there is a wall a’waiting this work of art.

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  80. JoAnne says:

    I would love to have a painting of my 2 grandsons done.

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  81. Shellie Robin says:

    I would love Linda to paint a picture of my 3 cats — Grace Kelly — a 3yr old savannah, CoCo Chanel — a 6 yr old bengal and Georgia O’Keefe — a 1 1/2 yr old savannah — it would be a portrait of the “feline sisters”! I have the cremains of 4 of my other cat kids from over the years and I’d love to capture these girls in one portrait to last forever…

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  82. susan says:

    I would love a portrait of my mother. She is a beautiful, vital and lively women who an inspiration to all FOF women and I think it would be fabulous to capture her on canvas.

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  83. Renee Parton says:

    I would love for Linda to paint a picture of my new puppy, “Toby”. He is a 5 month old, apricot color poodle that is full of life.

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  84. Robin Van Vleet says:

    Guess I’ll join the chorus- I would love a painting of my little terrier mix shelter dog, Hannah!

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  85. Beth Lowe says:

    I would love to have her paint my beloved horse; Vision. She is a beautiful white Arabian mare. She is almost 18 and has had a bout with cancer but is doing well for now. I would love to have a painting to remember her always.

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  86. Ellen says:

    I would love a painting of my house. I live in a converted barn or cider mill that was built about 1878. I love living here.

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  87. Catherine Kichler says:

    I love Linda’s art….think I would have her capture my BEST day…my wedding. It would be a great memory to have in my home to treasure of that special day.

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  88. Gloria Monroe says:

    I would love for Linda to create a painting of my Dad who passed away in 2002, I have a photo of him and my Mom that was taken in the 1950’s when they first met, I know my Mom would treasure it as a gift , as she treasured the years they had together! God Bless! Linda’s painting are AWESOME!

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  89. Sally England says:

    I would love to have a picture of the newest addition to our family, a toy Pomeranian puppy! His name is Billy and we love him so much. He is cream color with a bit of peach on his face. He is so sweet and at 1 and 1/2 pounds he obeys the commands of “sit” and “down.” He looks like a little teddy bear so it is quite funny when he does these tricks. Thanks so much in advance. I wish all the applicants the best of luck!

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  90. Patti says:

    My cat ~ I would love to have a painting of her face to show off her two different colored eyes.

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  91. Sharon says:

    I would love to have a painting of my three rescue cats, Ms. Smoke, Simba, and ZoomZoomKitty. They have kept me on an even keel and laughing for the past 7 years that they joined me. It’s a joy to come into the house to their greetings!

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  92. Jacqualin says:

    I was just telling my good friend Allen that I would love to have a portrait done of my two German Shepherds, one white and one black. This would fill that wish to a T

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  93. binaifer says:

    Wow!! it would be great to have a Linda paint, I would like to have a waterfall or mountains….

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  94. carol spiegel says:

    Please paint my dachshund, Izzy. He makes our house a home every morning and every night!

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  95. Marcie says:

    I would love a picture of my gorgeous dog, Lucy. She is a lifelong friend and I would like a picture to memorialize her.

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  96. Beth says:

    I would love a portrait of my beautiful cat Pandora. She is a Birman and has long fur with dark Siamese like markings and big blue eyes!

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  97. Cindy champion says:

    I would love a painting of my two cats!

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  98. Donna Katz says:

    I have a candid, poor quality photo taken of my son and his three older sisters at his wedding. They are posed as “Charlie’s Angels”. It would be great to have that moment captured in a beautiful painting.

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  99. Andy says:

    I would LOVE to have her one of our wonderful REtired Racing Greyhounds. We’ve adopted 8 over the years and would adore to have a painting of our dear 3 year old Annie. When we adopted her, she was so badly abused that she was afraid of everything including love. had been caged for 3 years and was on the “kill list”. Most of her hair was gone, half-starved at 55#. She now has a full shiney coat, gets loved all the time, finds a way to sneak on the bed with us at night, has a trunk full of toys which she loves, but won’t destroy and is now a very healthy 80#. She chases squirrels, branches and anything that moves on our mountain; is also a total social butterfly when we entertain, which is often 🙂

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  100. Susan Lockwood says:

    Ni question – my two little toddler grandchildren. I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile.
    Thank you for this opportunity.

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  101. carol says:

    I would definately want my dog Walter painted. He strayed up about 8 years ago. Before he became mine these bad people shot him doing unrepaiable nerve damage to his fron leg. I looked for him for 3 days! Well his determination got him to me and I immediately took him to the vet thinking he had been hit by a car but the dr. said 1 high powered deer rifle bullets went all the way thru and 1 was still in him! He’s only 19 pounds! The leg had to come off and I took care of him (and he of me when I went thru a divorce) and he’s now 12 years old! I love him soooo much. He’s very handsome, too. He’ll even sing if you ask him to!

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  102. cindy c. says:

    I have a photo of our two sons taken on their first day of preschool October 2000 age 3 and 4.

    They are wearing brand new clothes and shoes, holding their robots toys and their sack lunches with their brand new last name on the bags.

    The photo is very precious to me because in Sept. 2000 they both came into our lives as our soon to be adopted sons. Their smiles are so happy and they were very excited to be going to preschool.

    It was also a hard day for me as it meant that I would be going back to my full time job after settling in with them using vacation time for a month.

    Our little boys are now big grown up soon to be men of 13 and 14 and we love our family.

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  103. Diane Eckstine says:

    I would want her to paint my favorite calico kitty. I love her so much I named her twice. Her name is Baby Baby.
    She was a stray with a large hernia . I found her and we had the surgery. She has repaid us with love unconditionally She is so sweet ,affectionate and more precious than words can say.

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  104. Jean Burkhardt says:

    Over the last 5 years I have lost 3 special dogs which has left a huge whole in my heart. Right now I have a precious beagle named Patches and a sweet Dobie mix named Macy. I would LOVE to have their picture painted to remind me of all the special furbabies who have passed through my life. Life is precious and someday-hopefully not in the near future-I could look at this painting to remind me of the fact that God just “lends” us these wonderful companions.

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  105. Sandy says:

    No hesitation here: my great-granddaughter with either her daddy or me. She’s absolutely adorable (and I’m entitled to be prejudiced but I don’t think I am) and my grandson’s quite handsome, too. Better yet, all three of us! That would be way too awesome. Thank you for this incredible offer and I already know exactly where it would hang. Blessings on you, Linda.

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  106. E.D. Green says:

    I once had a wonderful caricature (of me) that was destroyed in a fire, I would like Linda to do a caricature.

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  107. Tom Bellamy says:

    A mountain scene with snow and a log cabin.

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  108. KT HESS says:

    I think right now this will be easy. My mom is fighting cancer and all I can think of is her! so…. picture of my mom beating up cancer would be cool!!

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  109. Debbe says:

    How I would love a picture of my husband and I. This would be in the centre and pictures of the kids and grandchildren would frame it.

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  110. Barb Mayer says:

    We would absolutely LOVE to have Ms. McCoy paint a picture of our granddaughter, Stephanie Rose. She is our Christmas baby who is now turning 20 this Christmas and we really love her and miss her because we live in New Mexico and she lives in Pennsylvania. Our hearts ache all the time for her. Sam, my husband, is a Vietnam vet and when he is depressed, all he has to do is hear her voice and it cheers him up for days! Having a picture of Stephanie would be the most rewarding thing I could ever give him. She is the absolute love of his (and my) life!

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  111. Diana says:

    I would have her paint my two corgi “babies” and my husband…my family!

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  112. Cynthia Madsen says:

    My Mini Schnauzer-Schotzie. She is all white with dark soulful eyes. She is my best friend and alas 14, so not sure how many more days I’ll have waking to her sweet loving face. Having a painting of her would be such a blessing and I think Linda could capture the sweetness in her face. Thanks, Cynthia

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  113. ann weaver says:

    What is a better subject for a painting than two little brothers who love each other very much and are as cute as bugs. That would be my choice. Cole & Grey – ages 4 and 6

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  114. Cary says:

    My sweet little dog is getting up in years now and it would be delightful to have her picture painted so I may have her memorialized forever.

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  115. Karen says:

    Like many of us FOFs, I’m eager to downsize for this new phase of my life. I have my house on the market and while it is certainly time to move on, there’s a poignancy to leaving this wonderful place I’ve enjoyed so much. I’d like Linda to paint a portrait of my house that will show its spirit, as well as the happy times I’ve had here.

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  116. Sherry Scott says:

    I would be greatful if Linda did a painting of the Nile. My favorite spot is in Aswan Eqypt. The Old Cataract Hotel (Agatha Christie “Death on the Nile”) has the most awesome view. I feel so at peace and calm there. Awwww!

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  117. Catherine Davis says:

    I would love for Linda to paint a portrait of my beloved dog, Tramp. He died two years ago of a freak accident, whereupon he was rolling over on his back and his “stomach” flipped, and ultimately, his death several hours later. I was unaware that this could happen to dogs and was shocked and horrified that this could take my baby boy away from me. I miss him each and everyday. He went everywhere with me. People said they knew it was my car coming down the street as Tramp’s head was always hanging out the rear passenger window. He loved to ride more than anything else and even went to work with me. I would love to see his beautiful face everytime I awoke.

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  118. Gabrielle says:

    This was a hard decision since Linda can paint anything, but I would have to choose my dog Dingo because he passed away last year and I would love to have a depiction of him to look at everyday so that I could remember all the good times and happy moments that we shared.

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  119. Susan says:

    I would love a painting of all my grandchildren. That would be most amazing from someone so very gifted.

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  120. Debbi says:

    I would ask that a portrait of my husband and I at our wedding/vow renewal be painted. It was the beautiful blend of families we hoped it would be and we have tons of photos of us HAPPY!!

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  121. Sharon says:

    My 2 granddaughters

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  122. Alice says:

    Hands down – and I know it’s so trite – but….my four grandchildren.

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  123. Rhonda Centers says:

    Hello! I would love Linda to paint a photo of “My family” Me, my husband and our three children.” I had a hysterectomy three years ago and do not have many pictures of me with the kids as I gained an extra 40 pounds but I am losing weight with the Menopause Makeover Book and would love a painting done of us. My gift to my family for putting up with me. 🙂 Thank you.

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  124. Bonnie says:

    I love Linda’s portraits and while her house ones are my favorites, my house is not that special. We do how ever have two Pomeranians and I would love to have a portrait of them painted to hang in my living room.

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  125. brenda says:

    My home with my family.

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  126. Karen says:

    Linda I have so many things I love to have you paint.
    My kids gandkids Mom hundben house +dog.
    I feel God has bless me .

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  127. Cathy says:

    Would love to have a portrait of me. Always wanted one, holding my cat

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  128. Janet Keyser says:

    I would love to have a painting of my Mom. She is a very special person in my life.

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  129. Rachel Sacks says:

    I have 2 choices of what I would LOVE to have painted.

    1. My beautiful, smart and put-together 94 year old Mom with the magnificent 4 generations who have followed her; her daughter (me), her grandaughter (my daughter) and the first of her 14 great-grandchild (my daughter’s eldest daughter!) I would surprise my Mom w/this gift for her upcoming 95th Birthday.
    Thanks so much.

    2. My second choice

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  130. Mary Sims says:

    My precious son.

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  131. onlymekt says:

    An OLD barn that has fallen down since we took a picture of it. I even have wood from the barn to make a frame. My husband had asked a friend to paint this barn for me for my 50th birthday — I turned 60 this year. I’ve waited 10 years to have this painting! Please paint it for me!

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  132. Mary Ellen Davison says:

    I would love a painting of our grandchildren now when they are little to have them small forever.

    Thank you

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  133. roneifeld says:

    I would love to have a custom painting of my wedding photo. This year we will be celebrating our tenth anniversary. The painting would be the icing on our celebration.

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  134. Kathleen Gereg says:

    My choice for a painting would be our previous home, a huge old (Midwestern) Georgian style that was an historic landmark in our area. Our family lived and loved in 6000 sq. ft. of beautiful wood and plaster craftmanship. I fondly recall the ‘house and garden’ walks we were asked to participate in which were sponsored by the local Historic Society. What an honor to have owned a home with such integrity and I would so love to preserve ths memory in a painting.

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  135. Carol Stark says:

    Linda’s an incredible artist! If I had the privilege of being awarded an original of her’s I would request one of my 3 grandchildren. 2 -Logan & Lainee, (6 years old & 4 years old) are living in Las Vegas with their parents & the youngest Kaylen (2 1/2) is here with her parents. But it is so difficult to have all 3 in the same place. So a picture of the 3 grandkids TOGETHER would always put a smile on my face.

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  136. Cathy Hahn says:

    My dog – a beautiful, 200 lb fawn Old English Mastiff.

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  137. Cynthia says:

    I would want a painting of our apartment building. My husband and I have been married for almost four years and it is our first place together. It is 1920’s/1930’s California spanish architecture. We have the unit upstairs in the front with two french doors leading out to a thirty foot wide balcony that is completely overflowing with plants. I would really love to see it immortalize in paint. It is a little on the glorious side. Our little bit of heaven.

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  138. cindy says:

    I would love a painting of my father’s childhood home in the Netherlands. It was where he and his 4 siblings were born and my grandmother (Oma) lived there till her death at age 91. I have a picture of it from my last visit in 1982, but would love a painting that would last forever. thank you

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  139. Cherie says:

    My two horses!

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  140. swhite says:

    I would love to have Linda paint a picture of our Rottweiler Sweetpea. She is the apple of my husbands eye and she is getting older. I would love to give the painting to my husband as a special gift. This would make his day.

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  141. Margie says:

    It would have to be a painting of my kids!

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  142. LORI LYONS says:

    I would love to have her paint a picture of my fiance that lives in Turkey and that way I will always have him with me all the time we are apart.

    We are planning on getting married in 2011. That would be a great wedding present for us.

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  143. Barbara DeCraene says:

    I would want a portait of our beautiful beagle, Maggie, who passed away on June 14th. I received a mug with her picture on it as a present from my husband years ago and that beautiful picture of her is the one I would use since the mug photo is fading now. Thank-you for this opportunity!

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  144. Nan says:

    I would love Linda to paint a picture of my Mom (who is 84) along with my 2 sisters and my brother. We haven’t had a family picture either taken or painted in years. None of us live close to my Mom so that would be a really nice gift to give to her.

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  145. beth w says:

    i would love to have linda paint of picture of my two granddogs for my son and daughter-in-law. they have 2 beautiful labs..that are looking like they are going to be the closest things i have to granchildren.
    i know my kids would treasure a painting of cooper and tinsley. it would be a big surprise and would be a gift that i know that i could not go wrong on.
    i would love to win this so i could give it to them!

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  146. Annette says:

    I would love a my favorite picture of my parents and myself on my wedding day. The only picture of the 3 of us. My parents are now gone, and this would be a great rememberance to hang in my bedroom

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  147. Bettie Claxton says:

    Excellent work. If I win, I want Linda to paint a portrait of my mother from an old photograh that I have. She’s been gone almost 25 years, but a portrait of her sweet face would be the best.

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  148. Hannah B. says:

    I had a West Higland White Terrier for 16 years who was the love of my life and I miss him dearly. He got me through some rough times and I would love to have a portrait to remember him by.

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  149. Jeannie says:

    I would love for Linda to bring to life a portrait of my dog child, Jiggy Reno Nevada Half Enchilada, and myself. He’s angelic, loyal and a very hard worker on our sheep ranch.

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  150. Deborah says:

    Linda’s work has so much life!!! I recently lost 2 dear pets…brother & sister, Sami & Sabo, constant companions for 13 wonderful years. I’d love a portrait of them.

    Blessings & thanks, Deborah

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  151. Laurie says:

    I would love a painting of my late husband with our daughter. I have a picture of them together about a year or so before he die suddenly. My daughter was only 7 when he died so it might be creative to paint her portrait today with a picture of him in the background looking on. Unless you find that too morbid? She graduates from high school this year.

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  152. Sandra Marshall says:

    I would love for Linda to paint a portrait of my two daughters with my precious grandson. They are the love of my life!!

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  153. Nadine Butler says:

    I would like Linda to paint a picture of my house since I hope to put it on the market next year. This would be a reminder of the last house my husband and I had built for us. Sadly, he passed away in August.

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  154. KatieQ says:

    We live down the street from a salt marsh. I love to view it in the evening as the sun begins to set over the water. It is a sight I never tire of.

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  155. susan lippe says:

    I would like her to paint my motherinlaw. I lost my mom 16 years ago and I am very close to my motherinlaw! She is now 85 and has Alzheimer’s. She is not doing well and we don’t know what tomorrow brings. I know that it would not only be special to me but to my husband and my boys.

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  156. Patricia says:

    My husband died in 2008 from complications of having a kidney removed. I have a picture of us which was the last family portrait we took. I would love to have it as a painting to place on my wall over my sofa. God bless you ……..

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  157. Bette E Butcher says:

    I am a pet lover and would like Linda to paint my two Labradoodles, Rallo and Sissy. They are special!

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  158. Debs Herold says:

    I would love to have Linda paint a portrait of my Service dog & constant companion, “Cowboy”. He has been with me for 8+ years and devoted. He was dumped as a one year old on the streets of a city & luckily for me a good samaritan found him and her friend contacted me. He was microchipped & I located his breeder, who was apalled that he had been dumped.
    She let me have him as I thought he would be just the perfect service dog & he definitely has been just that. He is a tri color male neutered Borzoi weighing 115#, but a real sweetheart & makes friends wherever we go!

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  159. eloria says:

    I would love a custom portrait of my back yard with the fall foliage reflecting on the pond. It is such a beautiful sight and I would like to be able to look at it year round.

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  160. jana ellis says:

    my husband and myself. i have recently lost over 80 pounds and we do not have a picture of us together, and we have been married 24 years. i would never let myself be photographed because i felt so fat and ugly. i would like to do this for him. thank you so much for considering my request. i am very impressed with your work.

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  161. Pamela Michel says:

    I would like to ask Linda to paint a picture of of “our” dog…Peggy Sue. Peggy Sue, who is now 10, was first owned (and named) by a friend of my mother. When her original owner realized that she couldn’t care for Peggy, Peggy came to live with my mom and dad. She was the light of my parent’s eyes in their later years. Once, when my dad was in the hospital, the previous owner threatened to take her back. My mom was beside herself, because every day my dad would ask, “How is my puppy?” When I suggested that they could get another dog, my mom said, “You don’t understand, there is no other dog…there is just Peggy Sue.” My parents frequently said, “Everybody loves Peggy Sue!” and talk about how much she loved people.
    I lost my mom in 2004, and dad in 2006. Along with their home, we inheirited Peggy Sue. My mom was right..there is only Peggy Sue. She is the sweetest, most loving animal I have ever known. She gets so excited to see people she knows (and she remembers people FOREVER) that she makes them feels like they are the most important person in the world. She just shares and spreads love. My mom was right, everybody loves Peggy Sue. People who barely know her talk about her. She is just six and a half pound white poodle full of love, and my husband and I are blessed to be among those she loves.

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  162. Sandy Camp says:

    I would love for Linda to paint a picture of my wonderful Mom and Dad. My Dad has gone home to heaven and my mother’s health is very bad. As I have gotten older, I realize that no one loves you quite like Mom and Dad….total unconditional love! They will always and forever be alive in my heart. but a painted picture of them in my home would become my most prized possession and keep them smiling down on me forever!

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  163. Ginny Carroll says:

    I would love for Linda to paint a picture of my recently deceased Golden Retriever. She was my baby and I lost her within two days of her doomed diagnosis when they told me I would have 30 days. It was a terrible loss for me. She was only 10.

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  164. Georgia says:

    I would love Linda to paint either a picture of me and
    my husband — who passed away suddenly and without warning in my arms on December 12, 2008 — at the young age of 57 — after 32 years of marriage…

    or a favorite picture of me and my Mom

    or

    A picture of my beloved kitties — Minki and Angel

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  165. Scottie Hexter says:

    Please, oh, please, do a portrait of Taylor, our 17-year-old adorable American Eskimo, who passed away on 8/22/10. Our family was so emotionally dependent on her (and vice versa) that when she passed on, we went into such deep mourning that my ex actually deterioriated to the point of having to go into the hospital for a week. A friend was supposed to paint a portrait from one of her pictures, but never got around to it. We hope you can do us the favor. Thx.

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  166. kim upright says:

    I would love for Linda to paint my beautiful Silky Terrier,Jake John Wayne Upright,a purebred AKC who is my life.

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  167. Jenny hebert says:

    My 4 Beautiful grandchildren

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  168. Leigh says:

    I would ask Linda to paint a portrait of my children…I have a snapshot image in mind from a few years back. They were all smiling, sitting on a sled when the snow came in early December. It is a classic “that’s just how my children are” moment!

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  169. Leslie Carcaise says:

    Our “baby” Jasmine, a beautiful Mastiff who is getting up there in age. She has had some major operations and has pulled through like a champ. Her time is limited and a painting of her would be awesome.

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  170. Catherine says:

    My chronically ill daughter just had her second knee replacement and her newly acquired therapy dog was by her side the whole time in the hospital. Her beautiful golden retriever was a long time in coming and means the world to her. ‘Brandy’ is almost ten and will not be with us forever….She would make a beautiful model for a portrait by Linda McCoy!

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  171. Kristina Brendel says:

    I would love a painting of our antique house in Ipsiwch, MA to give as a gift to my husband! We bought this house last year… the year I turned 50! It is a dream come true for both of us.

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  172. Doreena says:

    I was going to ask for my Beloved Furbaby, Jack.
    But after reading Barbara Sargents post, I too agree with Jennifer and think Barbara should get it!

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  173. Karena says:

    Linda is soooo talented and I would adore a painting of my Himalayan Cat Miss Belle!!

    I have a new giveaway you will love from Metis Linens!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  174. Robyn says:

    I HAVE A WALL OF PICTURES OF LOVED ONES, THE ONLY PERSON MISSING IS MYSELF.
    I WOULD HAVE A PICTURE OF MYSELF PAINTED
    AND YES I DO LOVE MYSELF ENOUGH TO HAVE IT UP
    THERE. !!!!

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  175. JoAnn says:

    I love the photo of the dog and the one of the little boy at the beach — if I could have a painting, it would be a combination of my son playing soccer and my daughter at homecoming – what fond memories that would make!

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  176. DOTTI says:

    I WOULD LOVE A PAINTING OF MYSELF AND MY LATE HUSBAND WHO WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND SOULMATE. TO HAVE A PAINTING OF US IN HAPPY TIMES WOULD BE SUCH A BLESSING FOR ME.

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  177. Patricia N says:

    I would love to have a painting of my favorite dog. I don’t play favorites with my two children, but I do with my two dogs! He would look great on canvas!

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  178. Susan Whelan says:

    Linda’s work is amazing! I’d love a picture of Miss Twice, one of my two Jack Russells, who will soon be gone from a heart condition. It would be nice to have her memorialized by such a wonderful artist.

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  179. Mary Anderson says:

    I would love Linda to paint my white Bull Terrier, Calleigh, hiding in snow!

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  180. Goodie says:

    I would love to have to have a picture of my grandbaby in her christening gown. I made the gown for my son when he was born and now my granddaughter has used it. It would be so cool to have a painting to pass along to the next generation with the gown.

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  181. Johanna Kohler says:

    My new and final family: My boyfriend, 6 cats and myself. I waited 52 years to meet my boyfriend of 4 years and never had the chance to have children, so the cats are ours. What a dream to see and show off to visitors!

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  182. Gail Schickedanz says:

    I would like to have a picture of my two grandson’s, both of whom I’ve had the privilege of watching so their mom’s could return to work. Aidan is 2 1/2 and Ben is 10 weeks old. This picture would preserve my memories of them and all the happy times. Thank-you

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  183. Megan Sterner says:

    I would love a painting of my daughter!

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  184. Darlene Comeaux says:

    A picture of my husband and I, together.

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  185. Katie Kelley says:

    I would love Linda to paint my wonderful Parrots. I have twelve, but my pet Blue and Gold Macaws who have bonded in love would be spectacular. They preen each other and have such love for each other. I believe it would truly inspire “natural love” as it should be.

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  186. Patricia Hight says:

    I would love a picture of my two Boston Terrier puppies together. They are brother and sister and were born on August 18th. Gus and Maisie are quite adorable even if I do say so myself. Gus is a whopping 6 # and little Maisie (runt) is a petite 3 #

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  187. barbara wicklund says:

    I would love to have something painted from my yard. (flowers or red tree)

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  188. Mary says:

    I would love to have a painting of my dog, Molly, our 13 year old schnauzer who is terminally ill with cancer. She’s so sweet and loving we would enjoy a painting of her all our lives.

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  189. Val Orosa says:

    I would love a painting of my home surrounded b y my plants.

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  190. Ivy Pittman says:

    I have always wanted a portrait of my mother and I.

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  191. Susan says:

    Linda McCoy is an amazing artist and I would be so honored to have a custom painting from her. As I look at her delightful work I can think of so many people and things I would like to have her paint– my mother who is gone now and I miss her so much, my son as a giggling baby who is now a college student, my husband’s childhood home because he would love that, and many more! Pick me, please!

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  192. Joyce Schechter says:

    I would love a portrait of “Bogie”, my daughter-in-laws black lab who is old and is slowly losing his sight. He was found outside a coffee shop one cold winter day, starving, and a friend brought him to Beth, my daughter-in-law. He has been the only dog and friend for the twin boys who are now 7 years old. When he dies, he will be so very missed and a portrait would bring back all the happy memories.
    Thank you,
    Joyce Schechter
    Atlanta, Ga.

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  193. Gloria says:

    Our beloved Ellie, who died in 2009, but is still wagging her little stump of a tail in our hearts.

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  194. Margarida says:

    I would love Linda to paint a picture of my two beloved dogs, a black Labrador and white American Eskimo.

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  195. Tammi Bellew says:

    Due to circumstances beyond my control, my son has not had too much time with his son. He has missed the last two years and it will be another 10 months before they are reunited. I would love a nice painting to immortalize this young and innocent time in my grandsons life to look back on and try to improve his situation to be the man my grandson expects him to be.

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  196. Mary Beth Haley says:

    I would want Linda to paint a picture George and Gracie, my two spaniels. They’re best friends and really sweet dogs!!

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  197. Nan Benabu says:

    Would love to have a painting with my two sons and our lillte yorkie Biggie, the painting would last forever
    like the memories and love that I have for my sons.
    I will be forever grateful
    I will cherish it forever!

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  198. cindy spadaro says:

    I would love to paint my daughter 2 yorkies with my little kitty.

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  199. Barbara R. says:

    My pal a Chow Chow would be my choice of whom I would love Linda to paint. She is my best model for photos and the painting would grace my wall. Thank you

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  200. Elizabeth says:

    I would like my two sons and my two dogs painted. One dog is 13 years old, diabetic, on his last leg, I’m sure. PETIE, rat terrier. The other is a humane society dog 1/2 beagle 1/2 daschund, Buster.

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  201. Adele Ramos says:

    To paint a portrait of my dog Stylar would be the ultimate for me. Stylar passed away suddenly on April 21, 2010 (ruptured spleen) after being with me for 14 wonderful years. I miss her terribly… she was such a good girl and I still can see her walking, heeling proudly beside me like the Queen she was. I am hearing impaired and live alone so she also served as my ears, my companion, my friend. Stylar still makes her presence known to me in my home and her portrait created from one of her beautiful pictures to display in my home would be such a blessing.

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  202. Carolyn says:

    I would love for Linda to paint my daughter who will be 21 next month. She is my only child and such a joy.

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  203. Dorothy Borgese says:

    I would love for Linda to paint a collage picture of my family. I live in New York and my dad lives in California. My mom past 13 years ago and I would love to have a picture of my family with a cameo of my dad and mom.

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  204. Lynne says:

    I have a lovely rock garden that overlooks the water. I’d love to have Linda paint my daughter in her flowing angel costume in that rock garden.

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  205. paula says:

    My husband and I gave a daschhound puppy to our daughter when she was five. Seven years later they are still the best of friends. I would love a painting of the two of them together.

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  206. sarah abraham says:

    My two children playing together, so they may never forget their special bond.

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  207. Sarah Jones says:

    Hi Linda, I am a former Army officer, a divorce’ and a mother to a 3 1/2 year old beautiful girl. I would love a portrait of my newly adopted Siberian Husky and my daughter. Thank you for your consideration.
    Sincerely,
    Sarah

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  208. Shirley Hodge says:

    In the 60’s my husband left when my eldest was 8. Back then there were no deadbeat dad laws and he chose not to support his children and so I raised my 4. It was a struggle but with the help of family we made it. All are college graduates and all are successful people and I have a picture of all of us slouching on a sofa last Christmas that I would love to have painted.

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  209. Ravenofeden says:

    I am a painter myself and have painted a picture of my two dogs and a cat. I have also painted my whole farm buildings, house barn garage etc but I am no good at people. I now have the most beautiful grandchildren, 1 boy and 1 girl. I would love them or one of them painted. A hand painted picture of them would be the best picture ever hung in my home.

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  210. Pat says:

    Would love to have a painting of my precious fur baby ~ a rescued Shih Tzu.

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  211. Deedah says:

    What a great thing! Just the opportunity is wonderful. I would submit a photo of my four grandchildren. My daughter and her hubby just adopted a little girl and they sent me a wonderful photo of all four children that I would submit for a painting…

    Have a wonderful, autumn day!
    Diane Cayton-Hakey
    Roanoke, VA

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  212. Judith says:

    Would love to have a painting of our beautiful girl Vizsla Iveta that we lost about a month ago. She was 12.5 yrs old and had Lymphoma!!!!
    So hard to go thru.l…

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  213. Jennifer says:

    I was going to enter to win the painting but after reading Barbara Sargents comment, I feel …SHE deserves to win. I to have beloved pets that I would like to get captured on canvas, but I feel she has suffered enough and to take care of something so helpless for so many years, just makes me thankful for people like her. Cast my vote to Barbara …..

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  214. Jacqueline says:

    I would LOVE one of Linda’s beautiful paintings of our new (old) home! With my little dog on the front step!

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  215. Martha says:

    Three years ago, I lost the last of my relatives. My brother died in May of 2007, and then my husband died a few months later. That was a horrible year + for me, and at times I do feel alone.

    I sold our home of 35+ years, and bought a small ranch. I have been very happy and would love a picture of my new home, with my two cute dogs in front.

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  216. Dressage Diva says:

    I would love to have my husband’s Harley motorcycle painted for him. This bike is a beautiful red/silver combo and is my husband’s pride and joy. He takes such good care of his bike and he works so hard each and everyday for his family. It would be such a joy to give him such a wonderful gift.

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  217. Barbara Sargent says:

    My dream picture would be of Buuud Guuump Sargent. He is my “Squirt” and the most expensive purchase I ever made from Wendy’s! He has a tumour, a thyroid condition that causes his heartbeat to go so fast sometimes I fear it will just stop.

    He was 7 1/2 ounces, born with no eyelids, bowed hind legs, pectus excavatum (his sternal base protrudes) and one of ten reasons I am still alive. My husband divorced me in 2006 because, “I got married to be taken care of not to take care of” then a month later he married my brother’s ex-wife with whom we had vacationed and done close couple things for years. Buuud comforts me when I cry chasing away despair. He was supposed to be dead two years ago according to a University vet hospital but he is still here. Thank God. Between he, The Blessed Reverend Larry Krieger and Baby Yoda? Well, they love me. They make me get out of bed. I mean that literally. The Blessed Reverend will pat my face as will his sister Baby Yoda and Buuud will butt his nose up against my face and talk to me till I sit up and hug him.

    I suspect I will not have him much longer and with him will go a last physical connection with my mother who named him. When I hug him I hug her as well.

    I count on seeing him again in Heaven. I lost thirteen loved one in a three year period leading up to 2006 when David left me. I am hanging in there, holding on, hoping for the morning when I can wake with a smile on my face immediately instead of dreaming that David and I are still happily married then wake to feel the loss anew. Buuud sleeps on a pillow beside my head. I love him so. Barbara Anne Sargent

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  218. Joyce says:

    I would love for Linda to paint a picture of my dog. I take lots of photos of him, but don’t have a painting of him. It would be such a **treat**!

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