Friday, February 28, 2014

Hey Potato!

"Hey Potato!"
4 x 6 - Watercolor Paper

"There is still no cure for the common birthday." 
-- Thomas Fuller

So I have a girlfriend who's about to embark on a major birthday. And this year, she wants to avoid the subject altogether. No party, no presents, no cake. In fact, I think I may get in trouble if I even mention it. BUT she is having a birthday wether she likes it or not. And although we girls are respecting her wishes to keep it on the down-low, I just had to do a little something for her.

Some years ago - and I promise I don't recall how - she started calling me "potato." I, in turn, nicknamed her the same. So this quick little sketch is for her: my little birthday potato. It was done on watercolor paper and will be mounted on card stock to serve as her birthday card. Oh, and I will get her a little gift too. I guess you can say that I like living life on the edge. . . .



Happy PPF to you. I hope this weekend finds you celebrating your little heart out.

To love and produce,
Kristin xo

27 comments:

Netty said...

Adorable, am sure she will love it.
Happy PPF, Annette x

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Giggles said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your adorable potato!! I have friend who is exactly the same, only she always had parties for everyone else!! After a surprise 40th She told hubby if he had a 50th she's be furious and never forgive him. So he didn't have one. However I arranged a 50th art party at my friend art studio with our intimate group of goddesses...she loved that!

Hope your friend enjoys the love she is being showered! Tell her better to celebrate life....than death!! Tell her I said it!! It will keep you out of trouble!

Hugs Giggles

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful potato! Valerie

Fuzzie Fingers said...

A great idea. Hope your friend enjoys her birthday.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Best potato I've seen in quite awhile! 8-) So cute! This will make a special birthday card --- even an adorable unbirthday card!

Terri Corona said...

That's hilarious, and I understand it completely - I'm having a big one this year too! And I must say, that's the sweetest potato I've ever seen!

Christine said...

such a cute way to wish your friend a Happy Birthday!

denthe said...

This is so cute! She'll love it!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I hope she changes her mind and decides to celebrate and embrace her birthday! This adorable and very thoughtful potato is certainly going to boost her spirits immensely, Kirsten!! Thanks for sharing! (and thank you for visiting my blog, too!)

Annie Claxton said...

oh! it's such a sweet potato! She is sure to love it :o)

Joanna said...

haha, I totally get where your friend is coming from and I totally get your potato friendship! My daughter and I call each other aubergine (I don't know why, it started years ago and has just kinda carried on).

Your potato card is perfect and will be treasured, I'm sure.

x

missy k said...

Sweet potato!

It made me smile I am sure it will do the same for your friend :)

Karen xxx

Ritu Dua said...

Oh wow what an awesome adorable little potato !! Totally love the expression in his blue eyes :)

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Carin Cullen said...

Oh that's funny! I'm sure your potato friend will like it. I think it's totally adorable!

Linda said...

LOVE your delightful potato Kristin!!! Your friend has got to love this special painting:)

MeOfCourse said...

I love your darling potato. I'm sure your friend will love the potato and giggle with you about the memories.:)

Tam Hess said...

haha wonderful potato! I REALLY like this piece. Charming and sweet for your friend.

Happy Paint Party Friday!
I'm late...Happy Saturday!
Tam

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

That's so cute! I am sure she will love it. Birthdays can be a tricky subject, but I'm sure you will get through hers with flying colors... I also love your girl with green hair right below, so beautiful!

Annabelle said...

A very lovely card for your friend's birthday and without question it will tickle her soft spot and she'll love the sentiment.

Annabelle : )


Chris / CS Designs said...

Kristin, Just love your little potato, so different and so darn cute.
:) Chris / CS Designs

bellefrogworks said...

How wonderful to share special times with good friends (whether they want to or not!!!) Love the potato lady and so will she!

Margik said...

Fantastic potato! A great idea.

Carmen said...

Hahaaaaa! You rebel, you! I hope she loved her potato ass much as we all do! :-D

Carmen said...

Potato ass?? Now that WOULD be a weird card! :P

Lady Lilith said...

I like the potato. It is so much fun.

Kelly_Deal said...

So cute!

Natasha said...

I love the quirky personal 'in-joke'. Bet she loved it.