Last year, through Facebook, I made a couple new friends.
Since I often accept friend requests from people I don't know on FB, because of my work.
"Friend" can be a loose descriptive in terms of FaceBook.
But in this instance, my new friends were actually "friends of a friend", actually an ex boyfriend. (I am sure I have violated some grammar rule with how many times I used friend in that sentence???) While dating this guy, I never had the honor of meeting these two people as they at the time, lived out of the country. Our quirky quips commenting on said "ex-guy's" FB wall bonded us quickly and we FB connected.
Totally cool couple, wished we lived closer since they are into gardening and their Dogs, like I am....and they appreciate re-purposing and love to work on their cool mid-century house. So, after I painted this jewelry box for myself a few months back, she commissioned me to paint her childhood Jewelry Box.
I was honored and she shipped it to me. Well, she graciously gave me free reign artistically and after too many months in my book, I got it done.
I had a lot of fun layering colors, shapes and patterns on this box and of course had to include three dog prints because Julie and her hubs have 3 labs...all three names start with the letter "G". They are all rescued labs and three different colors. The 3 "G" network is how they refer to them , get it? Love it.
Oh, and the blood drips from the heart are not some sort of Goth thing.
More of a heart overflowing type of symbolism.
At the same time I completed Julie's Jewelry Box, I did one for Emily and I.
It had a tear in the top, so I had to adhere a foundation of paper to paint on.
So, there you go. You just never know what friends you may reap from what you sow.
Thanks Julie for the Commission!