Friday, November 21, 2008

Excited for Our Mantle!

So J and I have these friends in Indianapolis, Tom and Sheri Battista. Aside from being amazing people and philanthropists (side note: Tom was the tour manager for the P-Funk and now tours with his pal Jimmy Buffet) they have a collection of personal portraits that overwhelms any house guest! For every year that have been married, they have had an artist/friend do a portrait of them. When J and I were delivering his Battista portrait, we were inspired to do the same while eating Tom's homemade pizza in their portrait/dining room. (I wish I had a picture of their dining room). Even though it seems somewhat egoist to have a bunch of portraits around, it was quite touching to see such a personal one-of-a-kind collection. It not only documented their life together, but each portrait is a memory and a story of a friendship (tear, sniff sniff).

So our first portrait was from our buddy Kyle Ragsdale in Indianapolis. We did an art trade with him for our first Vaughn-Pierce portrait:

The second year of our marriage was a blur with us moving to three states in less than 7 months, but I'm thinking that Hillary Harrison might need to revisit the "Ketchup and Mustard" photos if she's up for it! But alas, here is portrait number two! Thanks Dobson Family, we love it and we love you!

1 comment:

melissa said...

wonder if i should start getting yearly portraits of me and my cats? would be kind of amazing.