Friday, August 5, 2011

Anniversary by Watercolors

I was going to write out this really long sappy Anniversary post but honestly I'm not feeling very long and sappy.  So instead I'll talk about water colors.  As a happy 5th anniversary I let Brett sleep in this morning (seriously, kid was in bed til 10:30.  I didn't mind though).  So while Brett was sleeping the babies and I decided to water color, thus my new header, in honor of our 5 year anniversary until we get to actually celebrate our anniversary in NEW YORK CITY!

These are fully accurate representations of actual moments of our life together.

Scene 1                                             Scene 2                                               Scene3

Scene 1 depicts the moment that we knew we were in love.  We held hands and gazed over the San Francisco skyline and imagined our future life.  My eyes filled with tears as I painstakingly added every detail of this scene, from our hands clasped tightly, to our eyes - young, vibrant, and full of the hope of a loving and fulfilling life in each others' arms.  The love we felt was nearly palpable, and I believe that anyone who sees this work of art will be able to literally feel the love in the air, floating between us as though it were a giant voluminous red heart.

Scene 2 depicts what was written upon my own heart as I woke this morning, reflecting on the last 5 years I spent with this wonderful man.  Sweet and solemn, I could hardly put into words what I was feeling, so turned instead to paint and brush.  Although words and images will never be able to justly express the wonderful sentiment of five happy years together, I believe this scene is as close as art can ever come.  When I see it I am filled once again with those feelings I had this morning, and hope that others can understand just exactly what I wanted (but feel I truly failed) to say to my dear sweet husband.

Scene 3 depicts August 12, 2010 - an average day in the life of Brett and Kristina Foutz.  As I think is fairly obvious by our body language, Brett has just returned home from a hard day at work, to a sweet hug, kiss, and floaty heart from his wife of 4 years.  We stare lovingly into one another's eyes, reliving the triumphs we have enjoyed over the last few years, and looking forward to what lies ahead.  Love is in the air, every where I look around.  Love is in the air, every sight and every sound. And I don't know if I'm being foolish, I don't know if I'm being wise but it's something that I must believe in and it's there when I look in your eyes.

I know it's hard to believe, but I am planning on letting these babies go.  We are holding an Art Auction to raise money for our New York trip.  Bidding starts at $1,000 OBO.  Please leave your bid in a comment on this blog post.  


Stacie said...

Alas, I cannot afford to bid in your auction but Happy Anniversary!

Denice said...

I would love to bid the minimum for the painting on the far right, but as I am unemployed and very poor, I'll have to knock my bid down by three decimal points. $1, going ....