Saturday, January 7, 2012

Art Prize

When I was in high school I made art like it was my job. My wonderful parents let me turn the guest room into a studio. If I wasn't sleeping, I was drawing or painting. By the time I graduated, I had pretty much filled the room with artwork. When I moved out, my dad told me I needed to find a new home for all the art. I didn't want to move all of it with me, so I had a big party and I gave it all away. My friend Catey chose this piece.

Me and Drew
9 1/2" x 6 1/4"
Graphite on paper

I drew this picture when I was seventeen. Drew was on the road playing music, and I was writing him love letters and mailing them to wherever he was scheduled to play a show. 

Anyway, Catey saved the drawing because she was sure I would want it later. She dropped it by and I was so excited to see it! I've been in love with Drew since middle school, we've been married for almost four years now, and I feel like I'm falling in love all over again.


  1. Catey WarnerJan 7, 2012 10:32 AM
    I'm sure glad for all of it.
  2. JordannaJan 7, 2012 08:28 PM
    That's absolutely incredible, and a perfect love story :) You're also very talented

  3. Mrs. HamJan 7, 2012 09:48 PM
    adorable! so glad she saved this for you! i remember you coming over and showing my your letters you had written for him. your relationship with Drew is one of a kind!
  4. Rick and KoriJan 9, 2012 09:23 AM
    This is so sweet! I didn't know you were in love with him since then! I would love to know how you met him!
  5. SymbioticLifeJan 10, 2012 02:07 PM
    That is possibly the sweetest thing I've heard in a long time. You were so fortunate to have the opportunity with your parents to turn that spare room into a studio. It was amazingly generous to give away what you couldn't or didn't want to take with you. How lovely for you and your husband to have this memento of that time come back to you.

Thanks for the note!