Just looked up from painting and realized that it's already past 6p and I haven't said hello today! Time flies when you're having fun, right? Well that and the fact I have 90's hip hop playing kind of puts me in the "zone." (Speaking of, whatever happened to Lauren Hill?) Anyhow, back to the point. A little while ago my wonderful father in law emailed me about creating a painting of my mother in law's wedding bouquet, which of course I was ecstatic to do. Her bouquet has always reminded me of Christmas because of the lilies and deep greens and reds, so I agreed it would be a perfect Christmas present. After a few sketches and rough drafts, this is what evolved. What do you guys think?
A little bit about my in laws (who will celebrate another anniversary this January!)- They met in Germany at a wedding of a mutual friend. I believe my FIL actually came with another date, but once he saw my MIL he promptly ended the date. Of course, seeing as he was just stationed in Germany before heading to Vietnam, he wasn't exactly fluent in German. And by not fluent, I mean he had to ask someone to translate just to talk to her that night. (If I remember correctly, he learned by watching a lot of German T.V.) Regardless, after that night he just kept showing up at my MIL's childhood home, asking her parents if he could take her out on a date. Apparently it worked and the two were married shortly after in her hometown church. Oh, and in perfect German fashion they had a polka band. That's right, polka and beer. Sounds like a party to me!