--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!