So I’ve done some new paintings recently of Phineas and Ferb characters, but haven’t posted any of them… Yesterday, however, I had the thrill of a lifetime.
Backstory (which is appropriate if you’ve ever seen the show):
The two most recent paintings I did were of Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz wearing Steak Specs, and Peter the Panda rocking out to some PFT. Both are done with Acrylic on 8×10″ canvas. For some reason, I can’t find a picture of Doof. (I’ll work on it, and post it later.)
I went to Starbucks with a coworker for an afternoon pick-me-up, as per usual, and when I got back to my desk, two of my paintings were gone. I was a bit freaked out, as paintings don’t sprout legs when they feel like running off, and no one had left a note saying they were taking them. No one had seen anything, of course, so I sort of felt like a crazy person.
A bit later, I was heading back to my cubicle from my boss’ office, and there they were, miraculously replaced on their appropriate pegs. Only, there was something different…
My coworkers heard me exclaim something along the lines of, “NO WAY! HOLY CRAP!” and came running to see what was going on, with big smiles on their faces. Apparently everyone was in on it, this elaborate ruse.
A coworker in another department, who had often stopped by to see if I’d updated my painting collection, had taken them with him to a meeting with Dan and Swampy – the creators of Phineas and Ferb. Not only that, but he told me that were “blown away” by my paintings. He had asked them to sign these, and said they were hesitant because they didn’t want to ruin my artwork, or to have people think someone else painted them. (Which I understand.)
I couldn’t get over it. He and my boss asked me, afterwards, if I was happy with the surprise. AB-SO-LUTE-LY! I think it’s awesome to have someone, whose work you idolize, comment that your work is Dooftastic. And I thought it was pretty funny that it was on my artwork. If they weren’t one of a kind before…
Let’s just hope these don’t up and run away!