These first months have also been full of babies, puppies, and wedding festivities! After moving from Durango to Denver last spring, we've been adjusting to city living -- but love, love, love being close to our family!
I've enjoyed painting the six grandchildren of a dear friend, over the past 6 years. Little Aiden is the last one . . .
|Portrait of Aiden, watercolor by Pat Howard|
This portrait of Lily was commissioned by another dear friend (and my husband's cousin), as a gift for her wife. Lily had been her very favorite dog . . . and the portrait was a surprise for her birthday!
|Portrait of Lily, watercolor by Pat Howard|
|I think she liked it!|
My son, Zach, and his bride, Michelle, asked me to design and paint their ketubah (the Jewish marriage contract), and I happily agreed. They were married on March 10, and the ketubah was a big part of the beautiful ceremony.
Zach and Michelle were very pleased with it (okay, they loved it!) and will be framing it for their bedroom.
|Setting up for the wedding ceremony, with the ketubah on an easel under the chuppah.|
|Sunflowers in a Jar, watercolor by Pat Howard|
|Aspen Falls Estate, the site of The Painted Prism Art Retreat in Estes Park|
I was up in Estes last weekend, and was able to check out the progress of the new "cabin" on the property, as well as the resident elk.
|the new cabin|
|Golf balls on ice.|
|Peregrine Falcon? or Northern Goshawk?|
|The bride and groom at the Rehearsal Dinner|
|Alan and I, with our sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren, all dressed up and ready for the wedding. |
Just missing the bride and groom, little Lochlan, and of course, Todd.