So when I come up with a really good idea I get really, really excited. And this anniversary...I came up with a damn good idea.
Rob loves art, but hates canned art. He will never buy prints at Target or Wal-Mart, but instead prefers to find prints and other art at our framer's shop, on Etsy, and other various independent sellers.
I found this artist through a favorite blog of mine (http://www.dooce.com/) and commissioned her to create a watercolor portrait from this wedding photo:
Photograph by Justine Johnson Photography
The artist was an amazing person to work with, sending me photographs along the way and asking for my input (like I had any valuable input..."you don't draw in stick figures?"). Finally a few weeks ago I received a picture of the final product, and it came in the mail as of yesterday:
Oh.my.god. you guys. This painting came out SO well. When I first saw the picture of it I actually got tears in my eyes. Rob loves it too, and guess what, it works on multiple levels because the first anniversary is the paper anniversary!
If you want to see more of the artist's work click here. She's amazing, amazing, amazing.
I wish you all the happiest of Fridays.