Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Surrounded by Artists

At our wedding we asked our close friends who are artists to gift us their art to display at the wedding. I was overwhelmed by the quality of the work we were honored to receive. These were the best gifts I could have wished for because they were made for us and displayed at our wedding and now they live on our walls. We are so lucky.
Jessie, my bridesmaid and the girl responsible for putting Asher and I in the same place, lives in Brooklyn and is an amateur photographer. She sent us several bad ass pictures of buildings, trains and graffiti.

Dan works at the Pike Place Market in Seattle and he made us this huge canvas that is completely his style. He has contributed greatly to Asher's success in the Seattle art scene and this winter Asher will be selling with him at the world renowned market.
MA made this painting for us based on our engagement pictures on the Save the Date card. It is gorgeous and he framed it in the coolest blue frame. He has also been instrumental in setting Asher up with art showings and his girlfriend, Nicole is wonderful.

Then of course, Asher and I made art for each table. So fun but so much work!

How can we ever thank our peeps for this amazing art?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Yes we can!

Asher made me a shirt to wear today and I am wearing it with pride! Here I am outside this morning with the lawn sign I have had up since March!
After work I'm going to take Asher with me to the polls so he can see how democracy works and so we can both tell our children what we did on this historic day.
  • 88 years ago women were granted the right to vote
  • 53 years ago Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus
  • 45 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech
  • 43 years ago, discriminatory voting practices were outlawed
  • 41 years ago, Interracial Marriage was Legalized. Obama was born when it was still illegal for his parents to marry in some states of the US.
  • 40 years ago, MLK was killed for his belief in civil rights for all
  • 10 months ago, Josie Bean Lily was born. It is her future!
  • 5 months ago Asher & I got interracially married
  • 5 weeks ago Hank Cameron was born. It is his future!
  • And someday, my (future) kids will be able to say that there was a President who looked like them! And he was an honorable man, worthy of the title.

Love + HOPE,