Saturday, August 4, 2012

Thirteen days of love, sixteen to go.

N. proposed on January 27th, 2012, and spurred by that recent development, I set to task on an ambitious birthday present which started on February 1, 2012, N.'s 27th birthday. I decided to paint a little watercolor for every day of 2012's leap year February, illustrating twenty-nine reasons why I love my man. But I have to sheepishly admit that... I came nowhere near completing this present. I started strong and had made several a few paintings in advance. Then it came down to painting one every day... then I inevitably fell behind. Perhaps twenty-nine paintings in so many days is inadvisable during one's first year of teaching?

As if the birthday present-fail wasn't enough incentive, posting the thirteen I have completed, with an emphasis on the sixteen I have not, should be even more reason to crank out those little labors of love:

My take on a Daniela Henriquez illustration.

Fumbling through it.

Figuring it out.


Jeopardy nerds.

Rothko nerds.

Inside joke.

Pineapple pizza is the best pizza.

Lyrics from Hesitating Beauty.

ADHD love.

Dino love.

Our combined (and my new) initials.

Proposal site.


  1. This is such a sweet gift! Even if you don't get all of them finished, he'll love the ones you did!