Here’s a backlog of some old projects and commissions over the past, what, year? I’d like to start keeping track of this sort of thing. That impulse should be natural for a librarian, but I’m not really the organized type.
Wedding Gift: One of my friends from childhood got married, and I think I gave her something terrible like stainless steel pots. Yawn. I mean practical, but how boring and impersonal. So for her 1 year anniversary I illustrated a map of their love (watercolors on Rives BFK). They met at undergrad and continued to date through a long distance BI-COASTAL RELATIONSHIP. Their families are both old school, so living together before marriage was a no-no. They were neighbors in the same city for a few years, even when they were engaged. Finally, they tied the knot and now happily share a home together. :) I love how their former addresses tell a story of love; it’s quite inspirational.
Top: Meet/ Middle: Transcontinental/ Bottom: The Knot