A day or so later, Broken Crow added some of my photos to his Flickr favorites, so I dropped him a Flickrmail, telling him how much I enjoyed the show and jokingly suggested that if he’s ever in London again and needs a wall to paint, then he’s welcome to paint my house.
Broken Crow asked me to send him a photo of my wall, said it was perfect and that he had a spare day between visiting relatives in London and painting some commissions in Paris. Three weeks later he’s here, in my garden, with his fiancee, painting a 12x15ft mural of a cheetah.
We had a great day – the weather was perfect and I can’t quite believe it happened. Proof that not all friendships made over the internet end in vampire worship and ritual suicide!
Huge thanks to Broken Crow and his fiancee – the nicest strangers I’ve ever met. The wall was painted on June 14, 2008.”