The Wedding Present

July 16, 2005

Brad and Amaranth are getting married.

My friends Brad and Amaranth are getting married today. For their wedding gift, I ventured down to Tijuana and commissioned this fine velvet painting, based on my photographs of them.

To obtain this sweet item, my uncle had to take two trips across the border in addition to the two that him and I took together, and I had to wait a month - a long month, with zero communication with the intermediary who was hiring the painter down in Tijuana, as he gave me a wrong number, thereby causing me to worry that the first half of my payment might have dissipated into thin air - but, boy howdy, was it worth it.

The painting is nothing less than the Tijuana velvet versions of Brad and Amaranth, and I'm pretty pleased with it. You can see the originals of Amaranth and Brad for reference.

And to Brad and Amaranth, I couldn't be happier for the two of you. Congratulations.

Posted by starlen at July 16, 2005 09:51 AM

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Tracked on August 17, 2005 06:03 AM


That's friggin' awesome!

Posted by: Andrew at August 1, 2005 12:58 PM

We've got about year before our wedding. Surely you'll be going down to Tijuana again in that time, right? What would it take to have you take along a photo of Sarah and I? Whatever it is, it'd be worth it. Because, man, that's INSANELY cool.

Posted by: Sandor at August 13, 2005 09:20 AM

great gift -- I would love to do this for some friends getting married in november -- would you mind emailing me info as to where in TJ you went and the name of the artist(s). many thanks.

Posted by: rob at August 16, 2005 09:14 AM

I am so doing that when I go to Mexico.

Posted by: April at August 20, 2005 09:31 PM

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