Saturday, November 12, 2016

A Very Special Wedding Gift

I posted pictures from the adventure-themed wedding shower we threw for my brother and his fiance, as well as snapshots from their Oregon coast wedding, but did I show you the wedding present we gave them?

It's a painting by Mr. Handsome, and it shows a view of the ocean from a place called Road's End, which is near the wedding venue. He also added a wedding chapel in the foreground. What do you think?

I've been away from the computer quite a bit this week and might not be able to moderate comments immediately, but don't let that stop you from submitting them. I love to hear from y'all, and I'll get to the comments ASAP. :)

31 comments:

  1. Anonymous11/12/2016

    Beautiful! What were their reactions? Are you sure Mr. Handsome is a dentist and not a 21st century Picasso instead?

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    1. Thank you! They absolutely loved it.

      Sometimes I wonder that myself! I actually prefer my husband's artwork over Picasso's, but I suppose I'm a little biased. Your compliment made Mr. handsome smile.

      Ellie

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  2. Anonymous11/12/2016

    Beautiful! Great painting, Mr. Handsome!

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  3. Hey! I think things like this are so lovely as gifts- especially for something as special as a wedding.
    I know one of my favourite gifts from me and my husbands wedding was a cushion made by close family friends.

    I love reading your blog- it is one of my favourites!

    Greetings from the UK!
    X

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    1. Hi LJ,

      I totally agree. Homemade gifts are the best. So glad to hear you're enjoying my blog!

      Have a great week,
      Ellie

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  4. Anonymous11/12/2016

    I love the blues he used in the painting.

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    1. Anonymous11/13/2016

      I thought the same thing about the blues. Also there seems to be that glorious west coast sunlight in the picture. The chapel is a suitable wedding gift touch, and in many more ways meaningful too. The waves are done well, have too add.

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    2. He's thrilled to hear that! Thank you! :)

      Ellie

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  5. Shela G11/12/2016

    A wonderful painting by Mr Handsome!! Such a lovely personal gift I am sure the newlyweds loved it.

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    1. Thanks so much, Shela! They did really like it. :)

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  6. How special, something's money just can't buy!

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  7. Anonymous11/12/2016

    That is really beautiful! Has he ever considered selling his paintings?

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    1. Thank you! He would consider selling them, not as much for the money, but more so more people can enjoy his artwork. We thought about setting up a booth at art fairs. He will have to get a good inventory going first though.

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous11/16/2016

      You could make prints ad cards too and get more mileage out of one picture that way, someone could own the original too.

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    3. Anonymous11/16/2016

      Oh also you could put these onto blankets, curtains, mats, etc.

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    4. That's a wonderful idea! We hadn't thought of that. Thanks. :)

      Ellie

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  8. Anonymous11/12/2016

    I think it's very nice that your husband took the time and effort to paint a picture for them personally. I'm sure they enjoyed it very much. Once again, thank you for sharing.

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    1. Our pleasure. Glad you enjoyed the post :)

      Thanks for reading the blog!
      Ellie

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  9. Anonymous11/13/2016

    I'm an undergrad art student. Not a fan of post Impressionism. It's quite dated looking.

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    1. Anonymous11/15/2016

      That is why it is so cool!

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    2. Anonymous11/18/2016

      It is beautiful I love just looking at it (:

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  10. Anonymous11/14/2016

    I like the frothy white on the blue ocean and the fluffy white in the blue sky.

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    1. I do too. :) I will pass your compliment on to him.

      Ellie

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  11. Anonymous11/14/2016

    Ellie you should do a proper English for writing blog as a learning site.

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    1. That's an interesting thought. You mean like an explanation of proper grammar technique?

      Ellie

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    2. Anonymous11/15/2016

      There are sites and blogs like that already.

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    3. Anonymous11/15/2016

      Do you make these mistakes in English? Was a popular correspondence course catch phrase in the first half of the last century. It lost it's sales effect around the late forties. But people are still self conscious about their writing when they are unlearned of all the rules.

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  12. Anonymous11/16/2016

    Just wondering, will you ever announce Mr. Handsome's name? Or maybe have people try to guess? Rumplestiltskin style? Haha! I think it's mysterious and cool as is but would love to know what it is ☺ If not, that's nice too. Just wondering ☺

    -A

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    1. Hi there. Maybe in the future, but for now I'm really enjoying the nickname. :)

      Ellie

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