11.25.2011

Year 3 :: Stories

Chris and I embarked on a journey of artmaking together, over two years ago. We have weekly art nights where we each create a page in our art journals using the same theme or prompt.
(Read more about our process here and this year's journal here.)



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  Mine ::






you can see all of Year 3 here

11.06.2011

Year 3 :: Before my time ends

Chris and I embarked on a journey of artmaking together, over two years ago. We have weekly art nights where we each create a page in our art journals using the same theme or prompt.
(Read more about our process here and this year's journal here.)



  His ::





  Mine ::






you can see all of Year 3 here

Greeting Card Journal

I wanted to share a really quick easy journal I made the other day with all the cards we were given for the wedding. I just punched some holes and used binder clips to bind it. (use a hole template in order to make sure the punched holes are always spaced the same!) I love that I will be able to look back at all the thoughtful cards from my loved ones, and I can use the backs of the cards to journal on too!

10.30.2011

Year 3 :: Wedding

Chris and I embarked on a journey of artmaking together, over two years ago. We have weekly art nights where we each create a page in our art journals using the same theme or prompt.
(Read more about our process here and this year's journal here.)

We took a break from the prompt jar to commemorate our wedding day in our art journals! Thank you to everyone who has congratulated us, we are very happy!



  His ::





  Mine ::






you can see all of Year 3 here

10.25.2011

Wonderland Wedding

Months of planning have come to an end, and the wedding day went off without a hitch. It was a beautiful day, and everything came together perfectly, more perfect than I could have ever imagined. Here is a glimpse!



"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break." —An ancient Chinese belief
 
   


These are the rings my parents used in their wedding in 1976, they had his engraved with Once Upon a Time and mine engraved with And They Lived Happily Ever After — and told us that it is up to us to write our story! To top that off, we had a ring warming ceremony at the beginning, where the rings were passed around to every guest so that they could say a blessing or a wish for us — after making it around the circle, they were warmed with love and ready for us to use in the ceremony!





Prior to the wedding day, I had a hatmaking tea party with a few of my close friends to prepare for the day. We asked all of our guests to wear a hat (both a homage to our hometown of Louisville with the Kentucky Derby hats and fitting for a mad hatter tea party!!) Here are a few of the fabulous hats from the day!







I also asked each of my friends and relatives to contribute a brooch to my bouquet. It really is so special to me, because it represents all the people that I love!





The Wonderland theme was carried into the table decor, and it was filled with whimsy. Each person had a teacup and saucer as a wedding favor. We collected them for months at thrift stores and antique malls, along with tea pots. The tea pots were then gifted to family members as a reminder of our special day. Each teacup was adorned with a "drink me" tag with the guests name on it!





 
 
Another favorite part of the day was our DIY photobooth. With the help of friends we created our own photobooth props perfect for our wedding! We drew and painted them with watercolors, backing them with foam core and pasting them on a wooden skewer to complete them. Other props were chalkboard though bubbles created using chalkboard contact paper and black foam core and frames from the thrift store that I spray painted in bright colors. The back drops were also from a thrift store, and were simply brightly colored curtains! I placed my camera on a tripod, hung the remote shutter release within an arms reach, and Voila! A photobooth!
 





 
Our guest book, incorporated both of our passions, mine is art and his is drumming. We decided it would be perfect to have everyone decorate a drumstick to commemorate our day. They turned our beautifully!




 
I hope you enjoyed a little peek into our special day!!
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