Meet My new collectors The McDonalds’s from Dallas, Texas!
This past weekend I was invited to perform for the 33rd Annual Dallas Margarita Ball. The biggest, invite only, black tie event brings in more than 10,000 people from the Dallas area. It’s a huge party, but also with a purpose.
Since it’s inception, The Dallas Margarita Society has always used it’s annual party to benefit Dallas Childrens Charities in a BIG way. As each person walks in they leave a toy for a child in need. That’s a lot of toys, and a whole truck load of over 7,000 toys at that.
Needless to say, the party was amazing, the limited edition prints donated by my publishers SOLD OUT, and the paintings from my performance went a long way to raise funds. The fun didn’t stop that night.
The morning after the ball I had brunch with a group of new collectors of my work, and after brunch, I personally hand embellished their limited edition giclee’s with some paint.
One of my new collectors were the McDonalds. They stood out because they got something no one else did. They asked if I could “add” their daughter Emily to their giclee. So I painted her pertying along with my version of a DJ Tinkerbell.
If you look closely, you’ll see Emily dancing along on the bottom of the image. I told her that is how I imagined her in this world.
I’ve never done anything like that before, but it was a rewarding experience. To give the McDonald Family something they will always remember and a weekend in Dallas I will never forget.
Thank you to all of the great people in Dallas who welcomed me to their city, I look forward to coming back and painting again.