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Friday, January 20, 2012

Lookit! Lookit! Lookit!

So, I've been meaning to post about this for a while.

Well...just look, okay?

Yes.  That is an original painting of the Good Knight and his dragon friends by the amazing Jennifer Plecas.

So, in case you don't remember, there was this auction inspired by THE ARTIST WHO PAINTED A BLUE HORSE by Eric Carle and Jennifer was asked to paint a horse to be auctioned off to support art programs.  She chose to paint the Good Knight's horse, which meant that I HAD to have it.

So, we watched the bidding, ready to swoop in at the last minute and walk away with it.  But we were not alone in our desire to own this adorable painting.  AND the auction was set to end the night before Thanksgiving....and we were traveling in a different time zone.  So, I logged in to check on the bidding....thinking I had all the time in the world...and there were only 10 MINUTES LEFT!!  (And my husband was bidding for us, not me....and he was out somewhere...aaauuugghhh!!)

Yes, the call I made to him was frantic.  And he might have had to exceed the speed limit to get back in time (sorry police officers of Albuquerque).  But I am happy to report that he was victorious...even though it was a tough battle--perhaps the toughest ten minute bidding war in e-bay history.

But we won!!

However, my family kept the painting from me until Christmas.  But that was okay because it was the Coolest.Thing.Ever to open on Christmas morning.

And now it hangs above my desk.  Love.

(And yes, I have new glasses.  And yes, they may or may not look like Justin Bieber's.  I was actually trying to get Harry Potter glasses and ended up with these, only to be told by my class that they looked liked Justin Bieber's.  And also Brad Pitt has my glasses, too.)




Hardygirl said...

That is too much!!! I'm so happy you were successful. Surely the person bidding against you didn't know they were bidding against the AUTHOR????

J'adore the glasses. You are totally hip.


Jemi Fraser said...

Very, very cool! So glad you won! And love the glasses :)

Joanne Fritz said...

What a lovely Christmas gift for you. And what an exciting bidding war!

I wouldn't have known those were Justin Bieber's glasses (or Brad Pitt's) if you hadn't mentioned it. They look good on you.

Myrna Foster said...

Love! The painting and the face. :o)

Stephanie Thornton said...

That is so cool! I'm glad you won and I love the glasses!

erica and christy said...

Very adorable picture of you and the painting! And very cool of the hubby to do that for you, even though you had to wait for it!

Susan R. Mills said...

That's so exciting! Congratulations!

Jess said...

What a special painting~ I love the Good Knight :)

Catherine Denton said...

That is so AWESOME!! I love that you won it. And it's you're high-end coolness that makes Justin and Brad wanna be like you.
Catherine Denton

Christina Lee said...

AHHHH--so exciting (JUSTIN)!!!! :D

Laura Pauling said...

That is so cool! I would've fought for it too. How do you work? And not just glance up at it all day. :)

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful painting. So glad you were able to get it.

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