I can’t make this stuff up.

When I was at the MTV Movie Awards gift suite earlier this month, I was talking to someone about painting her cat.

“Can you paint him with a fedora and cigar?” she asked. “He’s very sophisticated.”

I assured her, “That’s not the strangest request I’ve ever received. It’s not even the strangest request I’ve received this week.”

I knew that waiting for me back home was this order for Butters the Guinea Pig and an eight ball. Now, Butters is a repeat customer; I painted him several weeks ago and his mom has subsequently ordered paintings of his brothers and sisters (coming soon!) And this one.


Completed: June 28, 2010

Soundtrack: Wicked: The Original Broadway Cast

Beverage: Pepperwood Grove Zinfandel (because, really, I dare you to paint a guinea pig and an eight ball without taking a nip)


 Of course, there is a story here. There was the initial confusion when I assumed that the 8-ball was of the Magic Eight Ball variety and assumed I would be painting Butters with a little turban and big gawdy rings. But then it was explained that it was an 8 ball of the billiards variety and while Butters himself doesn’t play pool, his owner does.


So it all makes perfect sense.


One Response to “I can’t make this stuff up.”

  1. Meghan Says:

    hehe!!! that’s my baby!! hi butters mommy loves you!!!

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