Monday, July 14, 2014

Splendid Beast Custom Oil Painting Giveaway & Donation Project

WAFFLES:  BOSSSSSSS!!!!! 

KATIE:  What.

WAFFLES:  Nice hat.


KATIE:  Why thank you, Waffles. I think it's very regal. It captures my true sense of –

WAFFLES:  Weight loss?

KATIE:  *sigh* And YOURS captures your –




WAFFLES:  Smartness?

KATIE:  I was thinking more along the lines of smart-@ss.


Splendid Beast is . . . SPLENDID!
Just a few weeks ago we introduced you to Splendid Beast, an amazing little company right here in Minneapolis. They specialize in customized, original oil paintings that celebrate the splendid beast in all of us with whimsical and clever pet portraits. Owned by Ben & Tom, two art students with a passion for pets, Splendid Beast strives to make art ownership accessible and affordable. ... oh, and incredibly awesome too.


Owning a Piece of Original Art Has Never Been So . . . EASY!

1.  Pick your costume... 24 to choose from!
2.  Upload a photo (these were ours)
3.  Prepare to be AMAZED!





WAFFLES:  They look just like us, Boss! 

Delight!
To say we're delighted with the results is an understatement. That would be like saying Glogirly thinks cake and pie is just, well... okay. She's been giggling with delight ever since they arrived. Like a fine oil painting, they are very textural and vibrant. We SO wish you could see them in purr-son!




Details!
The intricate details are over-the-top and the resemblance to not only our photos, but our personalities, is uncanny. Clever little surprises, like Waffles' monocle and chain, make us smile. The twinkle in his eye is every bit as cheeky as he is.



Splendid Beast is Giving Back
We told you that Ben & Tom are passionate pet lovers. Well they're also generous, using their time and talent to give back and help homeless pets find true forever homes. Recently they partnered with our hometown shelter, Minnesota's Feline Rescue, in creating custom portraits of harder-to-adopt cats. 

Meet Harry. He's finally enjoying the good life after spending many years outside. He had it rough and was in pretty tough shape. But he's handsome and happy as can be now that he's got a forever home to call his own. Harry loves to be petted and reaches out for more if you stop before he thinks he's done. He's FIV-positive but will thrive on good food, low stress and lots and lots of love.

And that's just what he's got with his new forever human, Ellen. Enjoy your snoozes on the sofa, Harry! Soak up all the neck stitches you want. You deserve it, buddy.



They're working on another painting donation with Feline Rescue this week. In fact, on the Splendid Beast Facebook Page there will be a link to a painting poll where YOU will have a chance to vote on which costume you think the next lucky cat should be painted into. Be sure to like their page and subscribe to updates so you don't miss a chance to be part of the next portrait and many more donation projects to come.

Learn more about their donation projects at SplendidFriends.org



. . . and now for something REALLY FABULOUS  
IT'S A GIVEAWAY!!!
Splendid Beast has graciously offered to give away one custom oil painting to a very lucky GLOGIRLY reader. Although the prize can only ship to a US address, we are opening up the giveaway to readers worldwide so they can have an opportunity, should they win, to gift their prize to a US friend or donate a painting to a US shelter to help find a senior or special needs cat a forever home. Deadline to enter is 11:59pm EST, July 21, 2014.

. . . but, I can't WAIT!
Splendid Beast is offering 15% off your order through July 20. Just use promo code: WAFFLES. This is an incredible deal. Yeah, it's about 100 degrees outside so the last thing you're thinking of is Christmas...but this would be the Best. Gift. Ever. 

Good luck everyone! Thank for you for entering.

a Rafflecopter giveaway





This blog post and giveaway are sponsored by Splendid Beast, which means we were paid to create and feature this content. Regardless of the payment received,  we only feature products and services on GLOGIRLY that we use or feel our readers would benefit from using. All sponsored posts on GLOGIRLY will always reflect our honest and unbiased opinions. ...and if you haven't guessed by now, we LOVE Splendid Beast.


94 comments:

  1. How cool is that? I think I should look lovely in Subcontinental Splendor...

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  2. Miss ZoeLuna would be positively regal in a painting!

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  3. AHHHHHHH these are AMAZING! I love them!

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  4. I would love my Angel Prancer Pie in a painting.

    These are amazing!
    You two look pawsitively stunning.

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  5. Bwahahaha - what WOULD they do with Pricilla?

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  6. Oh. My. Gosh. These are beautifully done, and the idea of doing them for kitties struggling to get adopted? BRILLIANT. FREAKING BRILLIANT!
    I love this so much :)

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  7. Me, of course! Katie sure looks regal.Pop would really like one of these of ME,

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  8. What an exciting give-away!

    So beautiful!

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  9. Not only are those paintings awesome - they are witty too! And how cool that this group is helping kitties too!

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  10. Amazing artwork, you both look very regal.There's five of us but our mom says she's get it done of our cousin since he's a senior and has been sick, she knows his mom (her mom) would absolutely love it. ~Raine~ buzzyngabe(at)yahoo.com

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  11. Wow !!! What the pawsome artworks !
    Real good, this is impressive !!!

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  12. I want my Mugi as the Potter!

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  13. That is a tough choice, but it would probably have to go to our Maine Coon, Zoe. :)

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  14. Riley Jumper is one of my rescue babies. He would be the purrrfect subject!

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  15. Good luck to our US friends ! Purrs

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  16. I would try to group my babies together, it would be so hard to separate them, especially since this may be a very hard to get photo opp!!

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  17. It would have to be my husband's cat DJ.

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  18. The art looks great! Good luck to our US friends.

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  19. What fun paintings. We especially like that they're helping the homeless kitties find homes. Paws up for that!

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  20. What fabulous paintings! And their generousity is overwhelming, helping out the rescue like they are. Made my day! I'd have to really think about who I'd like a painting of first. Probably ??? Oh this is hard!

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  21. My black cat Artémis!! The paintings are awesome!

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  22. These are pawesome, they capture Katie and Waffles purrfectly. And we love the one of Harry, so happy he now has a home.

    We would want one of Arty Mouse.

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  23. So cool! Don't know how I'd choose between my George and Cosmo!

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  24. Those are AMAZIN'! I absolutely love 'em.

    Katie, where is GLOGIRLY gonna hang 'em up? Bet it's a place of real prominence. Bet it's somewhere where EVERYONE can see 'em. Dining Room? Living Room? The Louvre?

    Purrs,
    Nissy #Niss4Senate

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  25. I would like one of my cat Lily who passed away 3 years ago, as a nice remembrance of her.

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  26. Those are PAWSOME! The mom says she can't decide which of us would get our portrait done if we won. Some paw-wrasslin' will be in order to come up with a winner.

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  27. Oh--a Thunder portrait would be so awesome. Today is hsi 7th gotcha day--maybe it will bring him good luck.

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  28. Choosing which of the fur-babies to have immortalized would be so hard...Miss Frankie I guess...

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  29. We would adore having a painting of Sage. We already have two of Nana from Barb

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  30. What a great giveaway!! I would have a hard time choosing between the Princess, Queen and Dorothy

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  31. Sorry we've been missing, but we're back now. Very nice pictures. You both are sooooooo funny. We always come away laughing after reading your posts.

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  32. I don't know... If I put a painting of Squeak up on the wall, he may be truly impossible to live with! Maybe I would go with NeeNee instead...

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  33. These paintings are amazing! I especially love Katie's beautiful hat.

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  34. Wow, these are spectacular. I can only imagine how good they look IRL. I would have a hard time choosing which cat to have done.

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  35. Oh my those are just too cool! Of course we'd have to choose our current manx mistress Annabelle! MOL

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  36. I love these wonderful paintings! It would be tough choosing which of my 4 cats to paint. For now, I'd say Ryder, my diva cat.

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

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  37. Those are fun paintings. Very well done.

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  38. Love the portraits of Katie and Waffles! They are captured perfectly :)

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  39. Really well-done and funny cat portraits. I sure would like to win one. If not, I'll make the lady buy one for me. Of me.

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  40. Ahhh! That's to bad it's U.S only!! Love your paintings kitties!!! They are just hilarious and suit your personalities!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  41. super cute. I like the victorian!

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  42. Oh! What a great giveaway! They are so talented and did a really great job. Our mom would have to toss a coin to pick.

    Thanks for stopping by and helping to make our Gotcha Day celebration such a success!

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  43. These portraits are absolutely outstanding. The essences of Waffles and Katie were totally captured. If we should win, Mom would like to have Astrid's portrait done. She is now heading to their web-site to see what they have. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  44. Fantastic give-away! I would LOVE a portrait of my "Splendid Beast", Cody. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  45. Those are just as cute as can be!

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  46. Wooot! We TOTALLY WANT!! Allie thinks she'd look quite elegant as a Victorian Miss! Maxwell would look spiffy in - hm. gotta think about that. As for Faraday: got any BRAT portraits?

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  47. We would love a painting fur sure
    Now which one of us, hmmm, oh yes, the top cat, ME! MOL

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  48. Wow, your paintings turned out PAWESOMELY!!! Love them! Winning one of these would be so cool!

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  49. Wow..These paintings are so amazing..They really captured your purrsonalities..What great guys to help other kitties find homes..We have some sadness going on here..Our sweet Little Rascal boy went missing 2 weeks ago..we have advertised, searched and done everything we can think of to find him..I miss him so much I am crying every day..If I won my painting would be of him..Thanks for the chance to win..This would be a treasure..

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  50. Awesome! These guys are majorly talented!

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  51. I think I would pick Tubby as I saw one that was The Terminator. LOL. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B

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  52. I would love to have a custom painting of on of my best friend Harley Boo!

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  53. What fun paintings. You both look so elegant. I'd sure like to win one of these

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  54. I'd love to have my own Katie (who is your Katie's lookalike) captured by Splendid Beast. I think they could do her *unique* personality justice!!

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  55. Tough choice as they are all great, but The Princess is the one I would want. Thanks for having a contest.

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  56. These are awesome! If we are lucky enough to win the contest, I think our eldest dog Putt-Putt would be the best candidate!

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  57. You both look Splendid!! We pick Greyson!

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  58. First I saw Katie's painting and was fascinated by how good it was....then I scrolled down and saw Waffle's painting and was stunned by the awesomeness of it! What a fabulous artist and wonderful talent! This is definitely one of the contests that I'm crossing my fingers and toes for hoping I win.

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  59. Gee, I have three cats and five dogs. I'd have to figure out which one I'd pick to have the portrait done of. I'm leaning towards my cat, Moko.

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  60. Those are really cool! We're trying to decide who would get their portrait done if we won. We think we'd submit Angel Sweet Praline!

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  61. That is just way too cool! I think Ralphie would be wonderful!

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  62. I love these paintings of you!! Fabulous! They are very talented.

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  63. So I saw these on Facebook today and LOVE THEM! OMC they are just awesome! I don't really have a good word to describe them. Fabulous perhaps?

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  64. Dat is so pawsum. Ya'll look amazin'.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  65. Our fat cat Jetta would love to be immortalized in a painting. Thanks for the incredible giveaway :)

    Renee

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  66. These are so neat ... I love the idea. Would absolutely love to have one both of my dogs but if I won I would probably get Prince done first. Great giveaway!

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  67. If I won, I'd get one of my kitty Bartowski or Butters.

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  68. Your portrais look awesome! I'd love to have the princess one for my Sadie!

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  69. I am in love! These are amazing works of art and the fact they are helping the kitties at the rescue make it even more amazing!
    Can you imagine a portrait of me!

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  70. My dog Cappy would make a stunning subject! :)

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  71. I would love to have a portrait of Ty

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  72. My orange cat Cicero only has one eye. I'd love it if he could be painted as a pirate with the eye patch. He does say ARGH when he's hungry. :)

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  73. I would like to see my friend Bode is a portrait!! Woohoo he would look cool!!

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  74. If we win, I'd really like a custom portrait of Jewel.

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  75. Stunning portraits, mew look splendid fur sure!

    Thanks fur offering a wunderpurr give-away too :)

    Purrs

    Basil xox

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  76. Waff and Katie, you both look amazing! If we win, the hardest part will be choosing between Billy and Pekoe to immortalize ... but we'll save that dilemma for when we get the congratulatory email! ;-)

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  77. These are amazing!
    I would love to have one of my cat, Andybelle. He hasn't been doing very well, so he would definitely be my choice out of my group.

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  78. These are truly awesome keepsakes. I would choose Merlin as a Librarian since he does most of our book reviews.

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  79. I would LOVE to enter but I am pitiful at Rafflecopter. :-( But good luck every fur!

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  80. SO cool! We'd love to win ... thank you for the chance! :)

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  81. Those are incredible...I can totally see Truffles as a Victorian lady :)

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  82. These are fantastic! I would love a portrait of Ruby in this style!

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  84. We have a FABULOUS (at least he thinks so!) British Shorthair named Rupert. He's convinced that he would look stunning in a portrait, so here's to giving him a shot! ;)

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  85. So sorry for the double post. Regal Rupert was on my lap trying to type which didn't help.

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  86. I would pick either my cat Ruby and or my cat Reba!

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  87. I would pick either my cat Ruby and or my cat Reba!

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  88. I'm not sure which splendid beast I would pick. Feline? Canine? I'd probably pick Ziggy, just because he makes such goofy faces!

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  89. waffles looks extraordinarily debonaire in his portrait! i believe they captured his true mancatness. ;)

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