As someone who hates making decisions, choosing Christmas presents is an annual torture ritual. Decide what to give, where to get it, what’s the best price – or decide to make it, which then begs the questions: how to make it, what medium, what style.
My poor brain.
Thankfully, this year, I didn’t struggle (too much) on one gift: for my fiance.
We have this pose we love, thanks to a candid photo our friend Amanda took of us last year. We recreate that pose often, and it makes a great subject for a painting.
A painting! Bingo.
And since we went to London a few months ago, that would make a perfect setting.
I call it a painting, but technically it’s mixed media: painted sky/water, marker everything else, and pen detailing.
Miracle No.1: I made a decision.
Miracle No.2: I got it done on time.
And you shoulda seen him when he unwrapped it ♡ As he said in a Facebook post later, “Kleenex stock went up by a couple of points.”
Happy, happy me. Until next year 😉