Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ever Present Past

Okay, if ya'll are getting sick of seeing my artwork just let me know but this one has a story behind it. Seems that since Dale and I parted I have had a spat of calls, about a variety of things, from a couple of 'ex's'. Now, I take pride in that I am still friends with the vast majority of my 'men' but I thought the timing on this one was interesting. Ya'll know how I like "meaningful coincidences" and that sort of thing.
So, many years ago, right after I divorced, I dated a man that had a daughter of about 13. Sweet girl, very smart and she barrel-raced, so I did this portrait of one of her horses for, I believe, her birthday. I have only seen this man a few times over the years and the last time I spoke to him was probably 3 or 4 years ago. Well, he and I have a good mutual friend, the superintendent (Daddy Rabbit) that I went and worked for, just a week or so ago, who needed a welder. While working with Daddy Rabbit, I asked him how said man and his daughter were doing (something I usually don't do) and the usual pleasantries. He said they were fine and he believed the daughter was graduating from college that week actually. Now, I know Daddy Rabbit never mentioned anything to the man, but lo and behold, who calls that next week but this man? Seems his daughter did graduate and her request for a graduation gift from him, was for him to find me and ask if I would do a second, matching portrait of another horse of hers that was, unfortunately, struck and killed by lightning. I hated to hear about her horse but was glad to accept to do another portrait for her. Just for information, this portrait is done in ink.

*Paul McCartney


countrypeapie said...

Oh, my gosh, Annie -- that portrait is beautiful!

Is there a name in the world that's cooler than Daddy Rabbit? Damn.

Anonymous said...

You have an amazing talent woman!! What an exquisite drawing!

fishy said...

I wandered over here from Aunty Belles porch.
Fine portrait, fine writing, fine sense o humor!

Floridacracker said...

Are you kidding? Why would we ever get tired of art like that? Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Annie, that horse looks like it could reach right out of the frame!
Truly gorgeous.
Your talents are unending.
I, on the other hand can't even draw a straight line ;)


Island Rider said...

I LOVE THE HORSE! and, inquiring minds want to know how much you would charge to do one like that of another horse (of which I am quite fond.)

edifice rex said...

Hey Pea! thanks! yeah, Daddy Rabbit is pretty cool; a nutty ol' carpenter we had years ago nicknamed him that. The foreman was Baby Rabbit.

Hey Molly! thanks!

Hey Fishy! Glad to have ya! and thanks!

Hey FC! thanks!

Hey Mya! thanks! well, there are plenty of things I can't do, things that matter.

edifice rex said...

Hey IR! thanks; I would have to email you a price list as it depends on the size. I'll try to do that soon.

Rurality said...

Wow, beautiful! I'm not sure how it escaped my attention that you were so good at 2D art too. You are multi-talented!

Sissy T. said...

You surprise me no end! What a fabulous portrait from such a talented woman/artist. Too bad an artist only gets very famous too late and the collectors gets the riches, isn't it? Pen and ink would be easier than welding, I'd imagine.

And remember, there are no coincidences!

edifice rex said...

Hey Karen! well, thanks!

Hey Sissy! thanks! Actually, I think the welding might be easier. Ink is very tedious to me. Looks good but takes great concentration.

That's what I'm thinking.

Linda said...

Love, Love, Love that scene from Thomas Crown Affair! It's one of my favorites. I do also think your drawings are beautiful.

edifice rex said...

Hey Linda! thanks! and yeah, that is one of the best scenes!