Sunday, October 7, 2012

LOVE IS . . .




Love is... when your husband takes your art out of the trash - puts it together and hangs it in the
living room!!!




If you have been with me for awhile you will remember that in June of 2011 my husband and I participated in Scrapfest lead by one of our artist friends.  It is an annual event where you run through a scrapyard pick your scraps and create a sculpture. We were part of a team of 5 and it was an incredible experience.  While we were working like madmen in our garage after work every night (we had 2 weeks to complete the task) we generated a lot of onlookers.  I had made a poster for the end of the driveway signifying what we were doing!  Throughout the process I took a lot of pics and we had pieces of metal leftover from cut outs that I used for some of the pics!


When the event ended, my husband and were left with the chaos and some of it I just couldn't toss out.  ( I do have a problem with that )  My plan was to have Mark (the said my husband) rivet the poster to one of the metal cut outs to be hung in the garage in remembrance of the experience.  Somehow, more than a year has gone by and the pieces were still sitting on the landing in the garage. So, a week ago, he asks me what am I doing with this stuff?  Hummmm, well, I thought the plan was blah blah blah but I guess not.  He went back into the house and I stood there staring at my kooky treasures.  I picked it up and took it to the dumpster.  I didn't say a word.  I figured he wouldn't even notice.  I knew he would notice it was gone but assumed he would think I put in the basement or somewhere in my room of art chaos!

Trash day had come and gone - I didn't think another thing of it!  Yesterday I come home from work and hanging on our living room wall is my trash!  You have got to love a guy that understands the depths of your soul!!!!  I never saw it removed from the garbage... or him working to put it together!  XXOO!!!

Thanks to Alexandra for hosting Sunday Sketches!!!!!  Can't wait to see all the art!

cheers, dana
make art, make friends - share art, share souls

21 comments:

Sue said...

Your husband is a gem and I love the idea of this challenge.
xxx

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

You have a gem of a husband ~ lovely creations ~ you make a great team ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^ ~ (A Creative Harbor)

~ thanks for coming by and commenting ^_^

Molly said...

what a sweet hubby!

Christine said...

Oh that's love indeed! Wonderful story and art!

Heather said...

what a sweet husband - i like the piece!

Alicia C said...

that is a wonderful story! and I do agree with him, its worth looking at :D

WrightStuff said...

Aw - he is such a gem!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Dana I just love this post....this is true love! What a gem! Thanks so much for sharing!

Tammie Lee said...

ah, i love what your husband did.

Sharon Evans said...

You are a lucky lady to have such a sweetie. He is right the piece is magnificent.

Tam Hess said...

That IS so sweet...and totally worth grabbing out of the trash!!

Missy said...

What a fun project and wonderful husband!

Lynn Cohen said...

Kudo's Mark! Fun that you saved it. And he did what he did.

I witnessed a live event last year in Davis, CA where they do this live and have X amount of time in one evening to complete the sculpture. They (about ten groups I think) created some awesome structures. It was fun going from table to table *outside to watch them. I even gave a tip here or there. LOL

Meoww said...

I love this challenge idea. Great to know you had a blast. And what a thoughtful and a loving thing todo!

Ann said...

i remember your posts about Scrapfest..i thought it was the coolest thing i'd heard of in a long time!
isn't your husband a gem!!!!..and i'm sure you are every bit as sweet to him!!!
xo

Jez said...

That's true love, and what is wonderful about true love is that it grows deeper and stronger with every year, month, day that passes. And the sculpture from scrap idea sounds so exciting.

soulbrush said...

OMG what a guy- can you lend him out for long or short stays? My hubby wouldn't even notice it!

stefanie stark said...

Oh this is such a heart-warming story!!! Indeed this is love.
Many thanks for sharing!

Kristin said...

Okay, so he's a total angel-hubs! WHAT a sweet thing to do - it would have brought me to tears ;)
xoxo

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

He is awesome and somewhat embarrassed that I posted this! oh well! I did tear up!
thanks everyone!

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