Did you find love through Craigslist's addictive Missed Connections section? First of all, we're going to need to hear all about it, but after that you should have your first, fleeting moments of connection preserved forever in a custom painting.
Sophie Blackall's Missed Connections illustrations are graceful and evocative- I particularly like I Gave You My Umbrella But The Wrong Directions and We Shared A Bear Suit- and capture the magic of Missed Connections at their best. She's received numerous requests for custom paintings, but what with this project and her moving collaboration with her father, Drawn From My Father's Adventures, she's been too busy...
Until now, that is! I asked her nicely, and Sophie said she'd be happy to do custom illustrations for lucky lovers. Commissioned paintings would be approximately 11"x17", would cost $5,000, and you'd need to allow at least one month for completion (she'll be able to give you a more accurate time frame, depending on her current schedule). Contact her with your tale, including the Missed Connections text and a photo of the happy couple, if you're interested in placing an order!
(Image: Long Curly Brown Hair On The Q by Sophie Blackall)