One of my dearest college friends threw a surprise 30th birthday for her husband and asked me to create the centerpiece--this canvas! Luke is actually a St. Patty's Day baby, so it was perfect! It's kind of hard to see, but the "foam" on the beer is glittery! The inspiration for this--evidently it came to her while getting ready one morning, and she had a flashback to college days--was what I used to paint on the inside of ice chests!
I had totally forgotten about this, but I used to paint tons of ice chests for functions, and on the inside bottom, below where all the ice and assorted beverages could be found, I would draw a mug and write "Get More Beer!"
Another friend reminded me recently about the girls from other houses who would line up outside the Chi O house back door to pick up their dates' ice chests (and noone wanted to venture out to another sorority house!)! Thanks for the great memories! I wonder (1) Do they still do that anymore? Ice chests for dates, I mean... and (2) Where are all the ice chests I painted? Anyone have one in their garage?
I have to say, I felt really special when she came to pick the canvas up--she screamed and nearly jumped out of her skin! But then she emailed me and said it was going to be hung in their BREAKFAST ROOM for a few days--you can see the fabulousness it (temporarily) replaced in this picture (it will eventually move upstairs to his office, but what a place of honor)! I am so flattered and so thrilled that you are so happy!
Happy Birthday, O'Luke!