Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy 26th Anniversary!

My husband bought me a rose, a card and a t-shirt for our anniversary on the 12th. He bought himself a pair of work boots and said that they were from me. I just did not feel that that was enough. For 26 years of marriage I thought he deserved more than that so I painted him the rose he bought me and I wrote him a poem, which is on the back of the painting.

I used watercolor pencils which I had not used much before, so I was a bit awkward with them. It was a bit difficult for me to get the vase to look clear. The original vase has a lot of texture on the side, it looks like bark only glass. It is a very pretty vase. One of my sons bought it for me from a yard sale.

The painting is a bit rough, but my husband thought it was wonderful. As long as he liked it that is all that matters.


Knitting Painter Woman said...

Very nice. If you get a chance, there's a great op-ed piece on Valentine's Day gifts in Saturday's NY Times! Individuality and thoughtfulness matter!!

Kim Saxe said...

Rhonda- It's lovely and so thoughtful. You should be proud of having created such a testament to your long-term marriage. Here's to 26 more years! ~ Kim

Anonymous said...

That's lovely! You're telling me I shouldn't be so hard on myself - how ironic!! :) I love the shapes you've got on the rose and the leaves, and the vase looks like a transparent vase to me, so I think that's a job beautifully done! I'm not surprised your husband thought it was wonderful - lovely idea.

Spinneretta said...

I think you did a beautiful job :)
Like you, my husband gave me a bunch of stuff- but as a stay at home (homeschooling) mum, I don't like to buy him presents with his money, so I have started making him stuff ;) He likes it because he CANT buy it :)

MILLY said...

A really nice way to remember your anniversary, and a unique gift for your husband. Your rose is lovely.