Friday, August 3, 2012


This week Brennan and I finalized the adoption of our son, Theo!  The journey to this point hasn't been easy, but we couldn't be happier.  We went to the courthouse Wednesday morning and waited in a room with children's' toys for about thirty minutes.  When we were called in to the courtroom (they called families in one-by-one), our families were able to come in with us.  The judge said she and our lawyer had taken care of everything and now she was happy to introduce ... and she used his full name with our last name.  It was kind of surreal.  The time in the courtroom took less that 10 minutes.  Now we have him for a lifetime!

Adam and Jesse (my brother and his fiance) in the waiting room. 
My dad and Theo.
Us with Brennan's parents.
Us with Aunt Terry.
The must-have shot of us with the Judge.
Us with my mom.
And Brennan and Theo at the restaurant afterward.  Yay!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Cutting up a canvas!

One of the bloom true canvases I had just wasn't coming together for me.  I was pretty much done with it, had several images within the canvases I liked, but it wasn't cohesive.  This was it:

So I decided to cut up the canvas to make several different pictures.  Here are some images of Brennan framing the paintings and of the paintings themselves.

I like the final products.  These paintings are interesting to look at because of the dimension and texture and they were fun to create.  I plan to get some good painting time in this weekend and will hopefully have some good results to share!