Pebble Portrait and #SpreadTheKindness Link Up #7

In follow up to my Anniversary post yesterday, I want to share with you the Anniversary gift that I got for my husband. I am so, so excited about this original piece of artwork that is now prominently displayed in the midst of all of our family wedding photos.

*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are mine and mine alone. I received no compensation or product in return for my opinion.

Wendy Pound is the artistic genius behind this gorgeous Pebble Portrait which features a bride and groom in the setting sun. It is also personalized with our Anniversary date. I first met Wendy at a vendor show where I was set up with Shelbee’s Shoppe. First, we simply hit it off on a personal level. She and her sister, Lisa of Morgia Designs (whom I featured in my post New Year’s Resolution 2017: I Choose Joy) attended the same vendor show and had their tables set up right next to mine. The sisterly affection and connection between these two amazing women really made me miss my sister! But their joy and their energy is so infectious that I simply felt blessed just to be in their presence.

Second, the amount of artistic talent in these two women just completely amazes me! Β I could not resist the temptation to bring home one of Wendy’s stunning pieces and with our anniversary not too far in the future, this bride and groom portrait was an easy choice. But she has so many amazing portraits that it really is quite difficult to choose a favorite.

Have a look…

I want to share a bit about Wendy with you (from her own informational postcard)…She was born and raised in upstate New York in a family of 6 children. Wendy spent her summers at the family cottage on Morgia’s Beach in Sackets Harbor, New York. Growing up on the lake, Wendy naturally posseses a lifelong appreciation for the beach and its waters.

As she grew up, she began looking at it all from a different perspective. While she always collected shells, glass, and rocks on the beach as a child, this fascination has grown to the point that Wendy can no longer take a walk on the beach without bringing home a pocketful of pebbles! She never looks at any pebble in the same way as another but rather she appreciates the uniqueness of each individual pebble that she picks up. Wendy is constantly amazed by the unique beauty within each stone, each piece of sea glass, each shell, and each piece of driftwood. This appreciation is evident in her brilliant artwork.

In Wendy’s own words, “It’s exciting looking through the water and finding just the right one for a unique story. I believe every portrait tells a story. Memories shared with loved ones or special moments. Thank you for taking the time to look and enjoy the simplicity yet peaceful art. What story would you tell?”

I am literally obsessed with Wendy’s Pebble Portraits! I think they make the most fabulous special occasion gifts or “just because” gifts. They are so unique and interesting and peaceful and completely one-of-a-kind just like each pebble used in the portraits. Just like Wendy herself! I highly receommend visiting her page and veiwing all of her other Pebble Portraits. Which one would you choose?

* All photos are from Wendy’s Facebook page except for the photos of my bride and groom portrait.

Now onto the link up and #SpreadingTheKindness. Your two favorite links last week were:

Laurie of Vanity and Me looks stunning in her purple Woolovers poncho! Check out the details in her post Woolovers-Keeping Cosy With This Pure Lambswool Poncho.

And Rena of Fine Whatever showed us two fabulous looks featuring combat boots and over-the-knee boots. Check out her post From Combat Boot To OTK: A Perspective On Being Ageless & StyleWe Giveaway.

Thank you all for being inspirational and #SpreadingTheKindness!

Fascinated on the edge,


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I am a 40 something Army wife and stay-at-home mother of 2 boys and 2 cats named Dave and Frankie. I have a passion for helping other women feel fabulous in the midst of this crazy, beautiful life.

52 Responses

  1. Oh my gosh. These pieces are so unique. What a great idea!

  2. I am in love with Wendy’s artwork as well. What a wonderful anniversary gift. Happy Anniversary and thanks for the link up!

    • She is so talented and I am so amazed by the creativity and vision behind Wendy’s portraits! I am so glad you are in love with artwork, too, Kathrine! Thanks so much for stopping by.


  3. These are such neat pieces of art! I love this idea as a gift!

    • I am so glad you love them, Laura! I will definitely being falling back on Pebble Portraits when I am at a loss for gift ideas! Thanks so much for stopping by.


  4. What creativity, Shelbee!! Some people are so blessed to be able to create such goodness!!
    Thanks for sharing this!!

    • Aren’t they just so amazing, Jodie?! I am literally in awe of the talent Wendy has to visualize these portraits and then create them out of rocks! Thanks so much for stopping by and for this lovely comment.


  5. This is such an original gift idea! I really love the one you chose to give your husband for an anniversary gift. This is something you’ll keep forever.


  6. Shelbee!
    I LOVE your rock art!
    What an inspiration to me, because my family has collected rocks for years!
    I’m not kidding. We vacation Up North in Michigan and bring back a serious load of rocks each summer from that we pull from the gorgeous Lake Michigan shoreline.
    I really love this.
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Happy Tuesday!

    • Megs, thank you so much for stopping and for the lovely comment! Wendy collects her rocks from Lake Ontario! So I am sure that would inspire another Great-Laker! I am so glad you love Wendy’s art!


  7. That is such as cool gift. The artwork is amazing. They are super talented . Thanks for sharing.

  8. Wow, these are super cute! And so creative

  9. What a lovely surprise! Thank you Shelbee. This has made my day! xx

  10. Oh, this artwork is so cool and I enjoyed seeing the many pieces you shared. The one you selected is simply precious!

  11. Shelbee, the artwork is adorable, love the one with sitting around the fire, but their all great! Love the wedding one as such a meaningful gift. Happy Anniversary!!!
    Have a wonderful week,
    jess xx

  12. How cool is this- and what an excellent anniversary gift, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  13. those portraits are so cute! thanks for another great link up!

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  15. These are so cute! I love them all!


  16. Those are so cute! love that its made of pebbles! πŸ™‚

  17. How cute are these! Some pretty artwork that is very different. Thanks for hosting the link up Shelbee. x Jacqui

  18. AH-dorable!

  19. Oh my gosh, the tree and the little birdhouse hanging from a branch..I love them!

    • Aren’t they so amazing, Robin?! I am seriously in love with all of Wendy’s pebble portraits! They are so creative and intrigue me to the core. Thanks for stopping by!


  20. What a wonderful idea! I love to collect nice smooth pebbles on the beach too. They make such beautiful pieces of art!

    Emma xxx

  21. Those are adorable. Like you said, I think they would make great special occasion gifts. Thanks for telling us about them. – Amy

  22. What amazing pebble art, so creative, hope you will share on

  23. Those are lovely! Thanks for sharing!

  24. Just a simple beauty….

    Anna xoxo

  25. Such cute and thoughtful gifts for your anniversary! Very unique.

  26. Such a cool idea! I especially love the whale one, but they all look awesome!