Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Much easier than expected!

Wow! Uploading a photo was SOOOO much easier than I expected!

So this is a photo of me with Norma and Megan Smith, at Megan's Bat Mitzvah celebration on May 20! Megan is holding an original painting I did, called "Megan's Garden." One of the themes for her mitzvah was bees--and Norma, her mom, also told me that Megan loved gerbera daisies!

When Norma first contacted me about the painting, I DID NOT GET BACK TO HER in ANY sort of a TIMELY MANNER. Because I had NO idea if I could paint a picture of a bee that was not: a) totally cartoon-ish, to the point where I was disinterested and where DreamWorks and Jerry Seinfeld would come after me for copyright infringement ANYWAY, or b) absolutely TERRIFYING, like something out of SWARM, which would send a thirteen-year-old screaming for cover and hopelessly emotionally scarred.

I tried to call around to relatives and find out whether Megan had any PETS, since that's what I'm focusing on now. And, of COURSE, she HAD had a kitty-cat, which, UNFORTUNATELY had exited this earthly plane in December, due to old age. And it was kind of a PAINFUL subject, so I wouldn't have been earning any brownie points for poking at that wound!

So I found out, much against my will, that I could paint bees! And gerbera daisies! Honestly, at this point, I don't know why I ever had any doubts! That is one awesome bee! (I know, I know--you can't see it very well in this photo. Which is why you need to check out my Facebook gallery or my website for a detail!)

So if you would like to commission a painting for a special occasion, I am up for it, now that I am a honeybee expert!

Although I don't know how I'd do if your theme was stinkbugs or vultures. You might not hear from me for awhile until I figured it out!

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