This commemorates the evening I met Shaq. Yes, Shaquille O’Neal, the famous basketball player. At the time he was playing ball at LSU, where I went to college (Geaux Tigers!). A group of us had gone to one of the basketball player’s apartments after the bars closed (one of the girls was dating one of them). They all headed to the kitchen for drinks and I plopped on the couch in the dark and turned on the TV. All of a sudden a pair of white undies floated past (way up high in the air) and I then saw bright nice white teeth smiling down at me. He said “Hi, how you doin, I’m Shaquille O’Neal” and shook my hand. He then turned around, got dressed and left since our gang was too loud (he had been sleeping). I was in awe over his size and got nosy. I had to peek in his room to see how someone that large lived. There was no bed, only a twin mattress on the floor. A pair of his ginormous shoes were on the floor so I put one of my feet in (I had on white Keds) and my toe was still showing in the opening of his size 22 monster. Now I’m typically not nosy (sorry Shaq) but I had had a little to drink. I remember him being such a nice guy.
Categories: fun, Heart, red
The latest donation to Operation Shower. This baby shower theme is called “Over the Moon”, coming from the poem Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon… I thought I’d offer up my vision of the kitty and the fiddle, in his pantaloons of glory. This should look cute in some nursery somewhere!
Categories: animal, baby, blue, fun, gift, green, joy, red, stars, yellow
What do you get a super cool athlete woman that is fulfilling her dream to own a bakery? You’re right! A custom piece of art! Inspired by the colorful and edgy Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) art, this piece is centered around baking. A stylish skull with rolling pin and spatula crossbones shows off her whole wheat cookies, muffins and brownies that float all around.
Categories: blue, food, fun, gift, joy, red
I started this chair series years ago and have finally decided to finish them. This is the first of the two.
Categories: fun, green, orange, purple, red
I love the family that ordered this piece. Not only because they could open a gallery with all the Kirby Inks they have, but because of the passion that they live their life with. This piece captures the fun time that they took off from their careers to spend with their son. How cool is that?!
Categories: bird, child, family, fun, Heart, Love, Man, red, tree, Woman
I enjoyed living in New Orleans after I graduated from college. I especially, like most people, love the architecture there. Here’s an early work that puts a Kirby spin on it.
Categories: architecture, orange, red, travel
A guy I worked with wanted to get a unique gift made for his young niece Madison. She loved flowers, rainbows and the color red, loved to swing and draw, and especially loved her pets: stuffed elephant “Cha-Cha” and hamster “Sparkles Lavender”
Categories: butterfly, child, flowers, Heart, Love, rainbow, red
This baby shower gift was centered around the sweet rocker that was in the nursery. That chair will hold a lot of love! The bird is sending love from the tree outside. The pillow is a sign of love when mom and dad aren’t in the room.
Categories: baby, blue, family, Heart, Love, red, tree, yellow
Sometimes I just don’t know how some pieces come to life. A lot come to me in a dream. I never said they had to make sense!
Categories: animal, bird, rainbow, red
This was just one of those days.
Categories: flowers, Heart, red
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