19 April 2009
The greatest is love....
Yesterday this lovely couple celebrated their 5oth wedding anniversary. I am so lucky that I have been close to my grandparents all my life, and that we get to spend lots of time together. Their love is really inspiring, 50 years is a long time, and it wasn't always easy but they made it! As I prepare to get married in the next year I look at them as such a wonderful example, they are still so very happy together.
Not all of our family could make it...there's about 12 grandkids and 5 great grandkids but both my aunts and my dad were able to make it, my brother and sister (dad and brother are standing behind me and sister is in pink) as well as my cousin Nick and his wife and daughter. (behind my sister) It's gatherings like these that make me wish we all lived closer. They are a fun and rowdy bunch. Someday....maybe we can find jobs near our families for the first time ever!!
I painted this 10 X 20 piece in honor of my grandparents and gave it to them. Grandma was very thrilled, which made me very happy! I credit some of my art to her, we were always making things together when I was little, and I remember playing with her button collection for hours and hours. Something obviously stuck there huh? Anyway, I am really excited about this piece. Look at the close ups for the script. I used acrylic, spraypaint, alcohol ink and graphite. I feel like I am starting to get into a groove of the kinds of things I really enjoy painting. I am taking in all the encouragement and trying to keep pursuing this little dream I have. So, thank you to everyone who supports my art!