"Velvet came into my life at a very interesting time. She traveled all over with me being a lost soul. Now she has cancer and has been fighting it for almost 4 years. She's my best friend and the love of my life. Without her I wouldn't be who I am. She's stubborn and full of piss and vinegar and I wouldn't want it any other way." Kristen
 Velvet 8x10 Watercolor ©Shelly Burden

 Kristen also wrote: "I absolutely LOVE it! Thank you, you did an amazing job.I can't begin to imagine how to thank you for the amazing picture of Velvet you did. You captured every bit of what she is. Thank you so much!"