I Had Almost Forgotten About This

This afternoon, I was looking through old pictures of stuff I’d painted to put examples on my etsy page. I came across this picture that I painted in 2005. It’s a picture of the “client” (the one in the middle, with the tiara) and all her girlfriends.

I worked HOURS and HOURS on this picture, and I was pretty proud of it. The craziest thing about painting this was I had no actual photograph to go on, just a very detailed email describing all these girls’ personalities, style preferences, habits, lipstick shades, etc.

This said email is one of my favorite possessions- I will never, ever throw it away. It’s just too funny. It’s way too long to share the whole thing (2.5 pages single spaced) but here are some of my favorite snippets…

…I want to be holding a cosmopolitan martini in one hand and my doggie in the other- she is a teacup, 2.5 pound yorkie. I want a tiara on my head. I want to wear something leopard print…Beigy lipstick. Ok, if not the doggie, then definitely a shoe- a cool stiletto. That might be better than the doggie. Let’s scratch the doggie.

S- long blonde hair- just like mine…wears a lot of Versache. She should be holding a champagne glass in one hand and a bottle of champagne in the other that says Crystal…she should have something on her that says Barbie- that’s what she looks like….she ONLY wears closed toe stiletto pumps- no toes showing (it was a fetish of her ex-boyfriend’s- don’t ask)

M- This is my black girlfriend….She is very divaish- maybe a boa around her neck…For her clothes, a cute printed shirt- not showing much cleavage, although she has a size 36F chest!!!!

P- She has very short, spiky hair (it is seriously sticking up every which way- sort of like Rod Stewart)…She should have huge diamond necklace, bracelet and ring, and be holding a purse that says Fendi (she owns a zillion, and named her daughter this!)…

M- ….She is the most independent of all of us…the mom of the group. I think her shirt needs to say “Mamma M___” She likes sleeveless tops from Cache- they are ribbed knit and zip up the front…

AM- …her hair is very southern…think Texas hair. Has huge boobs- drinks red wine always. Wears conservative jewelry- all David Yurman. Likes to wear suits, but sexy ones.

Nope, I cannot make this stuff up!!!! Anyway, if you’d like a giant painting of you and all your girlfriends to hang above your mantel, I’m your girl! I’m thinking if I painted one of me and my close girlfriends, it wouldn’t look much like this. We’d each have a baby on our hip (some 2!), hair in a ponytail, dried babyfood and spitup on our NOT designer shirts…jewelry? lipstick? what are those again? I would add a bottle of wine to our (free) hand though! Wait, scratch that, we’d probably be sitting around the table at Chick-Fil-A, with no placecards, boas, or glassware in sight.

Not that I would have fit in at this cartoon table in 2005 either.

SO! This post keeps going. I just found some more stuff I painted for this same person! Oh, memory lane…

Yes, you are reading correctly. But who doesn’t love Hot-Tubbing!?

And my personal favorite…

I’m running a special on Gold Digger frames this weekend. Email me for details!


  1. Traci on August 20, 2011 at 12:38 am

    I love this. LOVE this! Too hilarious!! That was one interesting client. Wow.

  2. basebell6 on August 20, 2011 at 2:16 am

    soooooo funny! you are right, cant make that stuff up!

  3. Sarah on August 20, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Oh. Oh, wow. Now that's an e-mail worthy of saving for six years! I can tell you two things: one, you are amazingly talented. And two, I never, ever want to meet this woman or any of her friends!

  4. Erin on August 20, 2011 at 3:15 am

    This is tooooo funny. I can't stop laughing. Can't type anymore…laughing too hard.

  5. Esperanza on August 20, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Wow, those descriptions are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Seriously, those are gems.

  6. Sweet B's Mom on August 23, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I LOVE it!!! Do you do dogs? Specifically, standard poodles?

  7. Hannah on August 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Elizabeth!!! Why have I never seen these???? You are so talented!!

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