Fab Freebie: A Wilder Watercolor

***This giveaway is no longer accepting entries***

About six months ago, this charming watercolor painting of Burger showed up as a surprise Christmas present in our mailbox. Ain’t he cute?

Fast forward to the present day. The thoughtful artist, Gadora Wilder (the snappy alter ego of Stephanie Lewis) is back to offer up a fun YHL giveaway. Which means one of you will score an artistic still life of your very own canine, cat, canary, chameleon or even chair (yes, Gadora does pets and still lifes a plenty)!  That way you can capture your favorite furry friend or proudest decorating decision as one-of-a-kind artwork.

Based on a photo you submit, she’ll digitally enhance it, print it on watercolor paper, over-paint it with watercolor, mat it, and send it back to you all ready to frame.

So here’s how to get your shot at this week’s prize:

  • PRIZE: One 8×10 custom watercolor of your pet (or any other still life) by Gadora Wilder
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “WATERCOLOR THIS!” and…
  • BONUS QUESTION: …tell us what pet photo or still life you’d love to have rendered as a painting. An especially cute pic of your feline snuggled in bed? A goofy photo of your pup in the snow? Or that favorite cozy corner of your living room? Feel free to include a link or post the pic over on our Facebook page too.
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesday, May 5th at 8pm EST
  • PRIZE SHIPS: This prize ships anywhere in the world!
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Thursday. Good luck!

Find more freebie info on our Giveaway FAQs page. Pics courtesy of Gadora Wilder.


  1. Chas says

    I have the most lovliest pic of our dog Annie, Rudy, & our son Gavin when he was bout a month old all lying on there backs in a circle looking up at the camera….

  2. Brie says


    I finally (after months of trying) got a picture of all three of our Border Collies sitting in the grass, in a row, and looking at the camera. If I win, it could be turned into art!

  3. Stephanie says

    Watercolor this!

    My wonderful sheltie, Issac, who is about to turn 13 would look great in a watercolor–it will keep him with us forever!

  4. says


    I would love, love a watercolor of Hutson, our Springer. Maybe I’ll choose a photo with his monstrous tongue lopping to the side or lounging on our bed? I guess I’ll decide if I win!

  5. Emily says

    Watercolor this!! Our dog Ty, who passed away last year suddenly…I’d love to have a watercolor to remember him by

  6. Miranda W. says

    Watercolor this!
    I would love to get a watercolor for my parents of their recently deceased cat and dog that grew up together.

  7. says


    I have an adorable chihuahua/jack russell mix and a pitbull mix that are best buds/brothers! I have this super cute picture of them in their Cornhusker t-shirts from the beginning of football season 2 years ago. I would LOVE to have my babies immortalized in a watercolor painting! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

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