Review and Giveaway ~ Father's Day

I've been fiddled again!

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My friends (Ira) over at have been so gracious to offer me another opportunity to turn my favorite portrait into a masterpiece.

You may recall I did a Photofiddle review early-on in my blogging. I had a picture fiddled of Ian and me from a day at the Maryland Renaissance Festival. I love it to pieces. I have it just above our television on a shelf in the living room. I strategically place the picture there so everyone would have to admire it. Works like a charm.

When I was approached to do another review, I immediately jumped on the chance. How often do we get to have our most memorable pictures brought to life on a beautiful canvas? In my case, two times. I had to take up on their offer.

With Father's Day approaching, artwork is the perfect gift to give. The website has tons of popular ideas for you to choose from. There are options such as Deep Sponge Painting, Fantasy Art, Pop Art Colored Squares, and my favorite, Oil Painting.

I had a hard time deciding what picture to fiddle. I was going to choose a portrait of my parents and gift it to my step-father for Father's Day. I shared the idea with my Mom. She was all over it of course. Then, I thought about having a picture fiddled of my step-father's street car. I knew he would put it in the garage with the rest of his racing memorabilia, so I decided against this. I wanted the picture to be seen by everyone.

Finally, I had a brilliant idea. Why not have a picture of my late grandfather fiddled and give it to my Mom as a present for Father's Day? I know it sounds a little backwards, but she does not have the ability to share this day with her Dad, so I wanted to give her something to cherish forever.

Here is what I came-up with:

The original picture of my grandfather

Fiddled into an Oil Painting by

It's hard to see all the details, but the picture is fantastic. It is a 18" x 18" Stretched Canvas Frame - Oil Painting valued at $94.95. I love it!

This is a dramatic video of me opening my package.

If you want to share this same excitement, you are in luck. The generous people over at (Ira, that's you) are offering a $50 gift certificate to one, lucky reader of The Verdict: Parenting on Trial. Win it just in time for Father's Day.

Here is all you need to do to enter:

Mandatory Entry ~ must do this in order to earn extra entries.
  • Visit and come back to this post to leave a comment on what picture you would fiddle for your Father (or any man in your life) and in what design.
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@Photofiddle giveaway from @IamKeonte Win a $50 G/C. Great Father's Day gift. Ends 6/6.
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Want to be fiddled? Visit The Verdict: Parenting on Trial to win a $50 gift certificate to Turn your photograph into a piece of artwork. Makes the perfect gift for Father's Day. Contest ends June 6, 2009 at 11:59 PM EST. Go enter now!

The contest ends 6/6/09 at 11:59 PM EST. Please be sure to follow all the rules. Winner will be selected using Please leave a valid email so that I can contact you. You must respond in 48 hours to claim your prize. Open to US residents only (I love everyone though). Good Luck!

A little background information on
The site went online in June 2004 and not to long after the launch we received a bit of press from the Washington Post, USA Today, PC Magazine & more. The Washington Post called us "buzz worthy", USA Today reviewed our photo on canvas and picked us as the best, and PC Mag rated us 4 out of 5 stars. What really put on the map was when Oprah put us on the O list in 2006. Since then we have become one of the top sites on the Internet. Our current Alexa traffic rating is 119,109. More recently, the Today Show picked as a great DIY decorating idea, the CBS Early Show featured us as a best Mother's Day gift idea, and the New York Times editor wrote a great article including was recently voted by the viewers of the CNBC show "The Next Big Idea" as a million dollar idea.


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