1967beetle.com — Ward Jenkins Collaboration

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Today is a very special day. It’s my beautiful, amazing, loving wife Amanda’s birthday.

I’ve been wanting to collaborate with my very talented friend Ward Jenkins for as long as I can remember. After a few emails and phone calls, Ward and I started the creative process.

The general visual direction is, where we have been in life and our future. If you know me personallly, you know that Amanda and I were blessed with twins earlier in the year, Milo & Olive, who look very happy on Dad’s roof rack. They are the pride of my life. Of course, the illustration also contains things that make us who we are.. My background in skateboarding, design and love for the ’67 Beetle (this is our Savanna Beige). Also, Amanda’s love for photography.

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26 thoughts on “1967beetle.com — Ward Jenkins Collaboration

  1. Happy birthday Amanda, from one Scorpio to another. :)
    Eric, a Scorpio woman has charm, passion, allure, inner strength, and can overcome any obstacle …..(necessary for dealing with twins)……….but she also has a mind of her own. If you think you can tame her, forget it.

  2. Dude!
    That is so cool.
    You two make a great couple.
    Congrats on the twins as well.
    May you have continued blessings for you and your family!
    Happy 67 VW ing

  3. Happy Birthday Amanda! I hope those beautiful twins are doing well along with everyone else in the Shoemaker household. I’ve seen your work and it’s really inspiring to see, through the eyes of the photographer! Eric is so very lucky to have someone so talented, not to mention the twins!
    Take you guys, Jaime

  4. Well, I am biased because Eric is my creative son-in-law and Amanda my inspiring and talented daughter. I have known from the beginning of their relationship that they “complete each other.”(hey, that would make a great movie line, wouldn’t it?) They have brought great joy to our lives every year but especially with the addition of Milo and Olive! Our family is truly blessed. God is good.

    I must say Eric and Ward did a wonderful job of creating a treasured gift that Amanda will love for a very long time.
    Cindy

  5. It looks like Atlanta on the right and San Francisco on the left. I see that the license plate is correct, and is that meant to be Eric jumping his skateboard off the building in the background on the bottom right? The Bug is certainly Savannah Beige, the wiper arms are silver, though, it looks like the horn grill is a little more than two fingers from the edge.

    Most important is that Milo and Olive are adorable — perfectly accurate!

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