We spent a few fun days with Spence and Tuyen for his Masters graduation festivities and I made a card for him the day before we headed there. I was flipping through one of my decor books and saw a picture of an art collector’s apartment with a large Basquiat painting on the wall. Using that as my inspiration, I did my own version of his wild graffiti style using acrylic paint and markers on paper. It was a lot of fun. And then, two days after I made this card, the Wall Street Journal had a photo of the Basquiat painting I was inspired by on the front page of their business/finance section. It’s called “Dustheads” and it just sold for $35 million! Funny coincidence. Here’s Jean Michel Basquiat’s painting below: Such a startling, aggressive and exuberant style. I’m intrigued.
oh this is SO good–it just speaks to you and so reminds me of both Spence and Tuyen…Tuyen’s hair wrapping and Spence’s big eyes. I love it. Way more than the $35M which looks like a ten year old did it.
Thanks Mary Jane. Glad you like it. Too bad Basquiat isn’t getting the 35 million. He died young but did make a lot of money on his art at a very young age.
Fabulous, Jodi! You have such a creative spirit. I admire your adventurousness b What a great card for your son.
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Thanks, glad you like it, Joyce. Fun to do something different now and again.
Love this, Jodi! Congrats to Spence!!
Thanks Mary. Yes, we are proud of Spence, he did a great job. Now for the job hunt!
hahahahaha I am laughing with pleasure – at both
Good grief. You could probably get a few million for yours too. Congratulations. Katie graduated from law school last week, and I bought her a card.
Hah, I think not. I think you have to be part of the hip big city art scene for that. But that’s ok. Congrats to Katie!
Undoubtedly the best graduation card I have EVER seen! I love it! Congratulations to Spencer — quite the accomplishment! 🙂
Pretty wild Jodi, and they look sooooo happy. I like your colors better. More festive.
Thanks Marylou, yeah, I didn’t want the creepy/skeletal part.