Monday, April 4, 2011

Fred at 50: Happy Birthday, Honey!



Today is my husband's fiftieth birthday. Amazing, how time flies.

At an absolute loss in the "gift ideas" department, I remembered Freddy's recent lament over some paintings I made to hang in my studio: "These are not paintings; they are illustrations." My response: "Well, that makes sense. I'm an illustrator, not a painter." "Next time," he suggested, "try using your left hand."

That's an old art-teacher's trick, making students work with their weak hands, to loosen them up. I am right-handed, and Fred is right: I am TIGHT. Years of training in technical architectural drawing sealed that deal years ago. So, in an effort to loosen up, for you, my dear, here is my rendition of your beautiful self, painted with my left hand.

Much love to you,

~ v

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are simply amazing....
Rachel

Kim Rosen said...

love it! Happy Birthday to Fred!! xo

Tom Myler (scoodog) said...

Happy birthday, Fred! And beautiful painting, Violet!

sarah said...

your drawings are so neat.