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--Fair Warning: If you hate good art and hate bragging, you might not want to read this post--

I am married to the most loveliest most charming dashing artist in all the lands! Ooooooooh how I love him! Everything about him... e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!  One of the things I love is his ability to capture and create beauty using canvas, paint, and brushes.  

Look what I got for Christmas:










I love love these.  The first is Magnolia when she was just a few weeks old.  This painting was a total surprise to me on Christmas morning.  David got up during the night to work on it.  My eyes welled up with tears when I unwrapped it.  I couldn't get it up on our walls fast enough!  The second painting of me wasn't as much of a surprise because it is one that David did a while back.  He does so many great paintings that I try not to ask to keep them (after all, it is his job to sell them), but I just loved this one so much that I just had to keep it.   When I look at it I just feel beautiful.  If that is how he sees me, I am one lucky girl!

David is sharing his process of a portrait in a ten part series free on youtube.  The first part went live this week.  This man is magic!  I've always loved watching him work and am excited to share it with you: 




I can't really comprehend how his mind works.  This type of art is like math or latin to me -- I just don't get it!  I am so thankful he does.  I am so blessed by him.

Being an artist (or wife of an artist) is not always easy.  There have been so many people who ask why an engineering major from Vanderbilt would choose to be an artist -- but we know that God has given David this talent for a reason and using the skills God has given us is an act of worship.  It takes patience, dedication, discipline, and lots of faith daily submitting to the Lord.  Oh, how our Lord blesses us and I look forward to the ways He will continue to out fold his goodness before us through the hands (brushes, paints, and canvas) of my sweet husband!

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21 comments...:

  1. Wow! He captured you two incredibly well! He is so good!

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  2. WOW! HE's amazing! What a sweet husband to get up at night and work on them!

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  3. love love love them! David is simply amazing. love you three!

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  4. I'm in awe of that painting of you. Its so beautiful!! And M, he makes her look alive.

    My friend's hubby is an evangelist through his paintings. He's amazing too. I actually got to shoot one of his events and will talk about and show it on my blog next week. He felt the same as your husband, that God gave him this talent and he shares the gospel through his art.

    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  5. He sure does have a gift! Beautiful work. The one of Magnolia is SUCH a great gift! How neat that he was able to surprise you :)

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  6. These are incredible! I am excited to check out his videos!

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  7. We're loving the youtube videos, too, and Joel says that one of you, Blair, is his favorite one David's ever done. He says it all the time. So beautiful!

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  8. Oh. My. Goodness. He is incredible. I would love to be able to paint that way. Will definitely be taking a look at his videos...I would love to learn from him and be able to better my own paintings. Just breathtaking, Blair! (And, David!!)

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  9. Oh my goodness, your man has some major talent! LOVE!

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  10. wow that is just incredible!! so great that he's pursuing his passion despite what others may think. he is so gifted. I am often blown away by my hubs too. he's been working on recording some new music that he wrote and every aspect of it just astounds me. happy new year Blair!

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  11. What beautiful gifts. The documentary is interesting, I've never seen the entire process even though we own so many commissioned works of art. I'm excited to see the rest. How talented he is!

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  12. Oh my goodness!!! What a talent he is and what an incredible, meaningful and thoughtful gift to you as well...those paintings are lovely and capture you and Magnolia beautifully and quite perfectly! Thank you for sharing these with us and his great series that captures his talent...love this! Wow!

    Liesl :)

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  13. he is sooo talented. both of those paintings are beautiful and how sweet that he got up in the middle of the night in order to surprise you!

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  14. Blair! the love springing from these portraits is priceless!! You can tell how much David loves you and Magnolia. BEAUTIFUL!!

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  15. what an AMAZING gift!! just beautiful!!

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  16. oh my gosh they are absolutely beautiful!!!

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  17. those are really amazing! i truly admire those with great artistic skills as i have tried and tried again to be "artistic" and just don't get it. therefore, i admire those who do and your husband absolutely gets it! beautiful work!

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