Saturday, October 23, 2010

...our love & life together...5 years!

Five years ago Sergio and I were married our studio.
I never thought I would get married, much less to a fellow painter.

But, we fell in love...and "all of a sudden" getting married seemed like such a romantic notion! A white dress, handcrafted wedding rings designed by ourselves... and a beautiful candle ceremony was celebrated in our studio.

Everything was arranged only 3 weeks before the event (thanks to the help of my wonderful Aunt Veronica!).
This year we celebrated as we always do: with champagne, fine wine and good our studio.

There a pros and cons to marrying a fellow artist... but, one of the biggest "pros" is that we LOVE spending time together in the studio.

As an anniversary gift, I registered Sergio and I in an all day encaustic workshop. He cried when I gave him the confirmation letter from our local art center.
We had so much fun making art together.

It was a workshop of only 6 participants... myself being the only one who was not an encaustic painter.... it was fantastic to see the twinkle in Sergio's eyes as he moved the beeswax back and forth.

Our other gift: tickets to the Opera... paled in comparison to a day spent together making art!

Here are our encaustic pieces made at the workshop


Sergio gave me a Natural Healing Foods recipe book .... and I was amazed at what I think is what defines a good relationship: thinking one of the other.
HE is not into the same food I am into...and I am not an encaustic painter-- yet he knows I love raw foods, I know he loves encaustics--- what a wonderful way to celebrate our dedication to one another: by supporting and acknowledging our separate interests-as such, we are able to share and enrich one another's lives!

Celebrate the differences you have with those you love: and in that, find adventure, passion and unity!


lolo said...

Felicidades Claudita! Que bonitos los regalos que se hicieron. Como estuvo el workshop? Lo pasaste bien? Muy lindo el post acerca de casarse con un artista. No es nada facil, te lo digo yo que tambien tengo a un artista mexicano en mi casa. Somos dos locos del arte y nos complementamos de lo mas bien. Pasamos horas a veces trabajando juntos o conversando acerca de alguna idea loca que se nos pasa por la cabeza.

Feliz Aniversario!! Espero que lo hayan pasado super bien!

Lolito :-))

Claudia Olivos and Sergio OlivosM said...

Gracias Lolito! Si..tu sabes como es estar con un artista!
Lo pasamos super bein en el taller, realmente nos encanto. Ya creo que lo haremos como tradicion: tomar un taller de arte juntos todos los a~os para nuestro aniversario!

Tenemos muchas ideas! Hoy justamente tenemos que manejar 4 horas a Delaware a buscar nuestras obras de un museo...tomarlas, y dar la vuelta al tirito- 4 horas mas...o sea: como 9 horas juntos solo para hablar y planear obras y locuras! "never a dull moment" :D

un abrazo!

zooleft said...

It is lovely to see that you are Sergio are doing well. I have been a slack twitterer these days, doing too much for grad school. In the final push to get my thesis and big installation peices finished. Ugh. Anyway, I just made time to check up on friends I am missing and loved reading about your romantic encaustic workshop. I too love playing with beeswax, although it is not my usual medium. Anyway, congratulations on your anniversary and I do truly hope to come by and visit next time I make a treck to the DC area. Hope all else is great with you both! All the best, Amanda