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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Big Shoes...

Last Sunday, I received a phone call from my big brother. He began with this... "I have NEVER asked anything of Jane, the Artist." OK......where was he going with this? Is this a set-up?

To understand my thoughts, you need to know that my brother rarely calls...he's hardly ever in town and when he is it's usually for a case he's working on. And, yes, since I was no longer needed as a free babysitter (his kids are now parents), he has asked nothing major of me. And he has a very droll sense of humor...

"I need a painting of a really BIG pair of shoes. This painting will be part of my speech as I take over the position...The outgoing person is a very flamboyant woman who loves color and designer clothing, and she wears really high heels. I want you to use all the colors she uses in her color coded charts...and I want really HIGH heels, with stripes. Oh, and by the way, I need this to be in San Francisco on Friday. Can you do it for me?"

OK..... after many sleepless nights (late night is my preferred time for painting) this is what developed...Wish I was a fly on the wall so I could hear his speech and see the reaction to my painting....

10 comments:

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Oh - - - I can TELL you the reaction!!!!! It will be love and awe and gasping with pleasure!

This is a GREAT painting. I don't have much of that style of anything here in my house, but I would HANG that baby with PRIDE!!!

You GO girl!!!

Kat said...

Love it! This should make quite a splash at the meeting, and I would love to be a fly on that wall too. I'm so impressed that you got this done and shipped in less than a week - WOW. I would say he owes you big time :) Kat

Susan Erickson said...

You did really well on this assignment. The shoes are fabulous and the colors are a knock out. They will pay attention and they will want that painting when he is finished.....

Ms. Bake-it said...

Fantastic job Jane! I too wish I could be a fly on the wall at your brother's speech. I know they are going to love it!

~ Tracy

Shellbelle said...

Oh my gosh, Jane! This is even more wonderful than I had imagined it would be. Your painting style matches your personality — FUN!!!!!!

I had such a wonderful time finally meeting you and can't wait to get together again. I am so blessed that you took the time away from completing this painting to take me to lunch. You are an incredible friend!

becky at abbeystyle said...

Wow, Jane, this painting is too cool and they are ALL going to flip over it...I can hear the laughing on the West Coast already! What a great sister you are!!!

Rachel said...

You are a hugely talented artist! Those heels are gorgeous!
Thank you for the uplifting comment about my boys you left on my blog! A mother of 3 boys is a very special kind of woman! We are in a class all our own ;)
And yes, I am in the Tampa area- Valrico, out by Plant City.
I hope you stop by my blog again and say hello!
Rachel

Vicki ~ FL said...

Great job Jane, those are great and know they will be appreciated!

A Hopeful Heart said...

You did an amazing job!! Your brother will be totally delighted, I'm sure.

My daughter (age 20) recently bought a dressy orange dress for a cruise we plan to take in January. She has been looking for the perfect shoes to wear with it...your shoes would fit the bill!!

Blessings on your day,
Patti

Melanie said...

I wish I could hear that speech, too.
Any way your bro could fill you in a bit so you could fill us in a bit?