Danny and I recently celebrated our 4th anniversary.
We had such a lovely, lovey day together. I don't ever want to take that for granted for one second. I felt myself beaming all day just to be by this guy's side.
So, it was quite a treat to go in 7 months later and purchase a piece of artwork on our anniversary. Luckily one of the pieces we had previously admired was still available. It's of the Cajas Mountains here in the Andes...
So, buying artwork. Man oh man, it feels like such a luxury, right?? I have actually never purchased a piece of fine art! I never could do it. The frugal part of my self just felt it was too over the top, even though I always thought it would be so amazing. I usually decorate to the absolute minimum, just to get by.
So it was quite an experience for me to buy a piece of art. I'm so happy I did. And it felt like such a meaningful, satisfying, memorable gift for our anniversary that I can't help but pass on the suggestion. It was so fun to pick it out together and think for a second that this could be an heirloom piece for somebody. [Btw, I often have that script in my mind, "When we have kids..." It feels awkward when it happens now, but I guess that script is just so engrained that I still do it.]
Here is Gustavo talking to Danny about possibly taking some art classes. He is willing to teach a student from time to time and we just might be his next two apprentices!!
And here is Gustavo signing our piece.
We were quite a sight walking home 30 minutes across town. :) (We couldn't fit the thing in the tiny cabs here.)
Dear readers, what would be your ultimate anniversary gift these days??
P.S. Any artists/painters/sculptors/potters that you happen to love?
P.P.S. ANNOUNCEMENT: For the Retreat in Ecuador, we decided to offer a discounted rate for couples! It just feels like the right thing to do. Please contact us for that pricing. We're so excited that many people have booked already. The planning is in full force around here! :) :)