It's nice to see the kid come out in adults sometimes.
This is one of the traits which I find very endearing in my darling significant other.
Since he was a boy he has always been fascinated with tractors.
He has asked me to paint them before, and the conversation would go something like this, "Is a tractor anything like a ball gown?"
"How about a perfectly designed ergonomic chair, or beautiful window dressings?"
"Then you see why I have no interested in painting it."
So this year I decided to go for the element of surprise and go through with painting it for him. I went to great lengths to research what his favorite tractor was. It included sneakily writing down an image title he'd showed me once in a book, and texting his brother and straight up asking for the name.
His brother responded that it was a John Deere model R.
Okay, great. I image searched this... There were a bunch of green tractors that all looked the same.
The painting you see above is a model A.
Now at this point I'm sure you're thinking the same thing I was thinking, "Whatever that means???"
My best guess is that A is so many letters away from R in the alphabet and that I was probably way off.
Well, folks. I still don't quite know. Perhaps the venting goes vertical instead of horizontal in the front??
All I know is that this gift rendered the ultimate surprise and I was well rewarded for going through the pains of studying tractors for an evening.
I do think this peice would have been great in his room as a child though, so now, let it be known to children everywhere that I do commissions of your favorite toys too.
Stay tuned for something REALLY GIRLY though, I need to clear my system!