When I saw a Twitter about Leigh Jackson's 2009 project, I thought "What an awesome use of such talent!"
I sent in Carmela's portrait along with Carmela's story. I figured Leigh must already have hundreds of submissions, but I'd give it a shot anyway. If anything, it would give me a chance to put down Carmela's story in writing.
A few days later, Leigh wrote back saying she was going to paint Carmela. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming!
And so here she is...
Leigh, you have done an awesome job! We are honored that you chose Carmela as one of your 2009 projects! Thank you!
If you are interested in participating in Leigh's 2009 Project, please visit her website at: http://www.noisydogstudio.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=60