Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Labor of Love

The art project I've been working on for the past month as a way to channel all my frustrated creative thoughts?

A moving announcement to share our new address with friends and family (limited production of 20):

The inspiration for our announcement came from a Save the Date design I found online. Unfortunately, I don't think what I achieved captured the same sort of wistful, watercolor charm of the original. I guess there's a reason I'm not an artist!
As simple as they may look, it took me weeks to find the time to find the right cards, print sections of text on them, measure out the borders and watercolor it by hand. 

But you know what? They're colorful and happy, and convey the fact that Andrew and I have embarked on a phase of our lives together and are truly sharing a "house of dreams" (one of my favorite Anne of Green Gables references). Roll your eyes and cue the sappy music, but gosh darn it, we're in love with each other and in love with our house. Hooray for that!


fabulousmrsg said...

They were gorgeous and worth every moment if your time ! Congrats to you and Andrew on the new home!!

bcallegra said...

Thanks Jen for the kind words! I think Andrew was ready to kill me at the end of the painting process since I was spending way too much time on them. :) Hopefully you guys will get to see the house in person, there's plenty of room for you, Eric and Cam!

Anonymous said...

ours is on the fridge!! very cute!! :)