Athena/Athena by Molly Crabapple

I’m a big fan of the artwork of Molly Crabapple, and so when I recently decided that I would like to commission a portrait of my daughter, she was the artist who immediately came to mind. Fortunately for me she had time on her schedule for the work, and was came up with something that I think is simply wonderful. Take a look at it (please note it’s still in its travel wrapping, so you’ll see bits where tape blurs things and/or there’s reflection from the mylar). I’m calling it “Athena/Athena” for reasons I think will be immediately obvious.

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And now, a quick detail:

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Honestly, I don’t think it would be possible for me to be much happier about this portrait than I am. It really is gorgeous. And even better, my daughter loves it (it was a surprise to her).  Many thanks to Molly Crabapple for the work. I love that I know such talented people as she.

By John Scalzi

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37 replies on “Athena/Athena by Molly Crabapple”

The top picture has a ‘this image or video is currently unavailable.’ Perhaps because I’m in Canada?

I can see the bottom picture just fine. It is very good.

Jesus. That’s amazing! Wow!

Like JReynolds, I couldn’t see the first picture when I opened Whatever in my inbox. Had to click on it to get it to open up in Flickr. When I came directly here, it opened up just fine.

Beautiful picture–as others have noted, you have very talented friends!


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