I absolutely LOVE this idea and can't wait to get a portrait of the pink hippo! I found this on another great blog www.designmom.com (very inspirational!) and had to share it w/ everyone.
Custom Toy Portraits
Jennifer Maher has developed a fabulous way to make your childs favorite toy last a lifetime. You take a picture of your childs favorite toy and she will develop it into a beautiful work of art! And I think for the price it's extremely reasonable for a custom piece of art. AMAZING! I'l be sure to share with you what she does with Pink Hippo!