Hi everybody! I’ve been crummy at updates this past week or so. I’ve had a lot on my mind – busy with a lot of little freelance projects so I haven’t had a lot of time to think up good – or even adequate – jokes. I also managed to simultaneously come down with a head cold AND expose myself to poison ivy somehow, so I’ve been laid up and useless for several days.
ANYWAY, I’ve wanted to share this for a while and I figured now was as good a time as any.
Several months ago I received an email from a bright young man who was working on a school project. Vinny was in the 5th grade and he reached out to me about a multiple-part project on artists that inspired the students. According to his mother, some students chose artworks by Van Gogh, or Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, or famous illustrations of Mickey Mouse. The project involved writing a report about the artist and also recreating a piece of their artwork. Cool idea for a project, yeah?
So, Vinny had seen my Adventure Time painting and got in touch with me. I answered some questions he asked to do research for his report, happy to be helping him complete his schoolwork. It wasn’t until a while later that I received an email from him mother that I saw how totally cool the project turned out.
I wasn’t really expecting to hear back, but out of the blue I received this picture of his version of my painting and also a copy of the report. I was thrilled! He did a great job on both.