Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A Special Gift for a 30th Birthday
My friend Robin is a very spirited woman. She takes life by the horns, and lives it to the fullest. Her husband Aaron turned 30 today--- and it has been quite a year so far. Robin wanted to make sure that 30 was a birthday Aaron would not forget, so she opted to throw him an over the top surprise party at their house complete with faux mustaches and bartenders. She also opted to give him something not so ordinary...one of my paintings.
One night while at a Junior League meeting Robin slipped me a note that said "Can you paint this?" (the note had a doodle of her vision)...I giggled and said, "Sure." I immediately started sketching my interpretation and Robin was quickly happy with what she saw. Fast forward a couple of weeks for production and for secrecy-- here it is. It's pretty funny...and not like anything I have ever done. There's always a first time for everything.