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52 Weeks, 365 Days, 1 year of LOVE
 
Below are completed paintings for this super fun LOVE project-
I plan to upload new ones as I finish painting them- so check back!
And remember- it can be any kind of love....
 
 
 
#1- Xaquin
#1- Xaquin
This painting tell the story of all the things my 14-month nephew, Xaquin, LOVES. Some of those things include eating, this funny thing he does with his arm, water and bathtime, playing the drums, nature and birds, being upside-down, his favorite Galician book- Crocodilo. His initials are "XO".
The words to some of his favorite Galician songs are written along the outside.
 : The words to some of his favorite Galician songs are written along the outside.
#2- Karin and Mitchell
#2- Karin and Mitchell
This painting tells the 30 year love story of Karin and Mitchell. It incorporates a silhouette from their wedding, the shape of their son's eyes, a french quote that has significant meaning for both, the 'om' symbol, woodgrain to symbolize their past professions, among a few other personal symbols. Karin is presenting Mitchell with this for their 30th wedding anniversary.
This is a favorite phrase written along the outer edge.
 : This is a favorite phrase written along the outer edge.
#3-Lindsay & Brodie, Lexi, and Holly
#3-Lindsay & Brodie, Lexi, and Holly
This is a painting telling the story of 3 dogs and the woman that loves and takes take of them every minute of everyday. It includes their love of water, birds, the outdoors, all SIX of their little pawprints, and the general whimsical feeling you have when you realize how much you can love an animal...or 3!
Special thanks to Lindsay for obtaining the 'paw prints'
 : Special thanks to Lindsay for obtaining the 'paw prints'
#4- Erik and Danielle
#4- Erik and Danielle
This painting is about a man's love for his wife and their first unborn child. Erik thought this would make the perfect 'push present' to give his wife; to remind her of his love, to motivate her and thank her. He asked me to include some elements from their wedding and I included a little baby rattle on the bottom left as a warm welcome to the little one.
I'll keep you updated on the birth ;)
 : I'll keep you updated on the birth ;)
#5- 1 of 3- Carmelita and music
#5- 1 of 3- Carmelita and music
A wonderful mother commissioned 3 LOVE paintings- 1 for each of her children and their love of music. This is the first of three. Carmelita, the first born, loves bluegrass, phish, the grateful dead, bela fleck and anything with a banjo. When she was little, she would always dance to her lil' red record player.
She also dabbled in playing violin as a youngster.
 : She also dabbled in playing violin as a youngster.
#6- Cara and Andy
#6- Cara and Andy
This was a commisioned wedding gift from one awesome couple to another. Cara and Andy shared that they love visiting the beach, watching sunsets, the colors pink and blue, and a special quote for them is "to love and be loved". Cherry blossoms also hold special memories for them.
This was the date of their first date.
 : This was the date of their first date.
#7- Chrissy and Dave
#7- Chrissy and Dave
This painting is about a couple that finally found each other after years of looking- and haven't looked back. It's about their love of NYC, music, and flying in the Mr's personal plane. It has their wedding date and first date included as well.
#8- Karyn and Chris
This painting is about a couple who LOVES their sweet new home, their little doggy, eating ice-cream, and being together. I've included a special saying that is also special to them- 'I swear I can see forever in your eyes'. And fishing- on the top and bottom edges, i've included some images of fish that they caught.
#8- Karyn and Chris
#9- 2 of 3- Nancy and Music
#9- 2 of 3- Nancy and Music
A wonderful mother commissioned 3 LOVE paintings- 1 for each of her children and their love of music. This is number 2- for Nancy Lee. She played the clarinet at a young age, loved her church songs from church camp, loves her vino these days, and is a beautiful as a black-eyed susan. I also threw in some blue grass because of her residence in Kentucky.
#10- Tiiu- 'Love shines Through'
This painting was commisioned by a beautiful woman- both inside and out. Generous, kind and genuine. She wanted the painting to show the canyons we visited on a trip out west with the light shining through- symbolizing love. I love it and I love her.
#10- Tiiu- 'Love shines Through'
#11- Leigh and Duane
#11- Leigh and Duane
This painting symbolizes 35 years of love, travel and experience. I've included some special places to the couple; Bermuda, Sydney opera house, and their backyard birdhouse. I've also included a pea pod symbolizing their 3 children, their wedding date, as well as the lyrics to 'their song'- so happy together....and they are :)
#12- Chris and Andrea- CHANGE
This happy couple got engaged with no one around but a single blue heron. Two meaningful places to them are Annapolis, MD and Acadia National Park in Maine. They met in middle school and have been friends ever since.
#12- Chris and Andrea- CHANGE
#13- Cheryl and Dave
#13- Cheryl and Dave
This couple loves travel (Costa Rica, Mexico), they went on a cruise for their honeymoon. They love hot peppers and Annapolis, MD and their wedding date is 9.24.2011.