Order Up, Soloth Anniversary

August 21st, 2014

45th anniv

About a month ago my neighbor Evonne asked if I would make a print for her. I had done a family poster for her daughter Valerie a while back and she wanted something similar, but smaller to give her son’s in-laws for their 45th wedding anniversary. Well, I would never turn down Evonne, not only is she a wonderful neighbor, but her husband Earl clears my driveway every time it snows. He just does it out of the goodness of his heart. Whenever I wake up on a snowy morning to the beep, beep, beep of Earl’s Bobcat backing up, I lay there and give thanks to God for Earl.

Evonne had her daughter-in-law gather up some information about her parents and then forwarded it on to me. She got some good intel, that’s what I like, the more info the better. The print ended up being a combination of my ‘Story of Us’ print, that I usually make for newly married couples, and a family poster listing all the kids and grandkids. The challenge was to fit all of that information inside an 11×14 area, it’s harder than it looks.

Soloth full

That basic ‘Family’ print I did several years ago has continued to evolve and change. On this one I added ’45th Anniversary’ and some cute, little clinking champagne glasses below their last name. And then I changed up the color scheme. Evonne’s only specification was that I use the color sapphire somewhere because sapphire apparently represents 45 years of wedded bliss. So I started out with sapphire for the heading and then made all the graphics a shade of sapphire. I kind of like how it turned out.

I framed it all up with a 16×20 frame and a white mat and walked it across the street. Hand delivered right to your front door… you can’t beat that kind of service.

One Response to “Order Up, Soloth Anniversary”

  1. Kathryn Says:

    She has a birthday, takes a break from making all the cool Willow Station stuff to create an anniversary gift AND finds time to blog about it. Wow!

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