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Happy Birthday Paul

My favorite person in the whole world was born today. Usually I do some surprise for Paul but this year I asked him what he wanted and he said he just wanted to explore Paris together without kids. So today we’ve been out going to a ton of stores and tonight we’re going to the D’Orsay and trying a new restaurant then afterward we’ll stroll along the streets of Paris late at night, which is my favorite thing to do. These pictures were from lunch at Merci today where we had an amazing meal. (And green soup!)

Paul is the best person I know, I’m so lucky I found someone who is talented, supportive, an incredible father and just a really good person. Paul, I love you to the blue blue sky.

Here are some of the things I’ve done in the past for Paul’s birthday.

Follow the red yarn.
The Break Dancing Grizzly Bear.
Give a Speech Party.

The Great Cake Sale

We are having a special sale this week on our cake prints. The cake prints are usually priced at $39 each but for a short time only we are offering them for $25. The Discount Code is: GREATCAKESALE Go here for more information and to purchase.

Now all of a sudden I’m in the mood for some cake.

Commission Project: Mother’s Day

There has been such a great response for the Commission Project this time. Thank you! The Commission Project is where you send in a photo, and Paul will paint a 5×7 painting for a flat rate of $240. The paintings come framed and ready to hang. (Shipping is included.) Below are some of the paintings that were done last November. There are 15 more spots available and the cutoff date is February 18th (unless they sell out first.) The paintings will be taken to San Francisco and framed and shipped from there just in time for Mother’s Day. Go here to read more.


Cake Prints are Here!

Let Them Eat Cake was a collaboration in Fall 2010 between Paul and I. Where I got to choose the subject (and bake all the cakes) and Paul painted them. Each one had a different saying to go along with it. All the original 5×7′s were sold but we are happy to finally make the prints available.

They are 5″x 7″ archival quality giclees printed on cotton paper.

Right now we are offering a special promotion when you buy three or more prints you get 25% off until Friday December 3rd 12pm PST. Get them right over here. For discount add three or more to cart and enter discount code: 3ORMORE

Commission Project-Sold Out

Thanks everyone for the huge response to The Commission Project. Round one sold out in 36 hours and Round two is almost sold out (30 left!) I just wanted to thank everyone who posted about it. The internet is so supportive I want to just kiss it on the mouth. We knew we would need examples of the style of painting for this so I asked some of my internet friends if we could use their photos for reference.

Chelsea of frolic! let us paint the darling cottage she lived in while she was in Sweden. It is so photogenic it was easy to make it look good.

For Joanna from Cup of Jo Paul painted this one of sweet newborn Toby. So cute.

Jenny from Little Green Notebook had us use her photo from near where she grew up.

For rad Stephanie of Nienie Dialogues we did one of sweet Nicholas, (I want to eat up those cheeks!)

Allison from Hasel Bride let us paint her darling wedding shoes. (A great way to remember your wedding day, more subtle than say, a wedding photo.)

We still needed a pet portrait so I asked my bloggy friend Victoria from sfgirlbybay if we could paint her new puppy Lucy. (BTW I went to Victoria’s famous house a few weeks ago and it is unbelievably gorgeous.)

For Nicole of Making it Lovely she wanted us to use a cropped photo with the cool purse she made. I love how it turned out.

And for my friend Maggie of Mighty Girl (she is the next Oprah guys) we painted one of Hank who is one of the most gorgeous little kids.

Thanks again for the support. Paul is going to be painting like crazy for the next two months!

[Update- We have sold out. Thank you. To get on our email list please send an email to commissionapainting@gmail.com]