Saturday, September 19, 2009

Happy Anniversary

My parent's, Rob and Jill Tiffany, just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on August 29, 2009. It's one of the main reasons I headed back to Maine when I did.

While I was back home in Maine and had a little time to myself, I snuck out their old wedding album and headed to the upstairs computer to scan in some of their photos. After fumbling with the scanning software for a while I finally got a few pieces into the computer. Then it took me a little while longer to find out where the computer had put the files. It's not like I could yell down to my Dad to ask him where they might be so it took me a while to figure it out for myself. But, I finally did and got the photos onto a USB drive to bring back to Colorado.

So I had some great reference to do this piece for my parents for their anniversary.

It was odd, but fun, to draw my parents the way they looked forty years ago. Both of them even look at those old photos and wonder who those two young people are. But I am really happy with the results.

I got this piece finished in time for my parent to come out to Colorado to visit me. I presented it to them last night to huge smiles and big hugs. Now we just need to figure out how to get it back to Maine in one piece. I'm not sure it would be safe folded up in a suitcase on a plane. So, it looks like we'll send it back through FedEx.

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad! Here's to forty more years!