My sweet friend Sarah asked me create this painting for her husband for their 10th wedding anniversary! I was SO EXCITED! She gave me this really fun idea to paint a guitar full of memories and to include their vows! There are so many personal images and words full of stories in this painting...
10 Years of Memories
You can see the images maybe a little more clearly in the detail photos below... there are street signs to represent the homes they've lived in, a "Jeep" symbol about a sweet sacrifice he made for his family, a Bible, a moving trailer (they moved to Texas from New York!) a new years hat because they were married on new year's eve, a sword, a puzzle piece, a boat, a tree for the logo of the husband's band, an old country church, a red couch, the Stonegate logo (the church they attend now), their initials and an ampersand from their wedding invitation, their kids names and birthdays, and the names of the songs from their wedding, his ordination, and one he wrote!
The background is filled with the husband and wife's handwritten vows. I know you can't really read them here, but let me tell you....they are SWEET! The more and more I heard of their story and as Sarah described the images, the more I was blown away. What a story! 10 years of seeing God at work in their lives and marriage...it's really awesome. I feel so blessed to get to express their story on canvas!
My favorite words that Sarah gave me for the painting really sum everything up! "With God's help we will do Mighty Things"! Cheers to the next 10 years friends! Happy Anniversary!