Happy marriages don’t just exist in dreams and this guy proved it!
After having a conversation with his wife, artist Curtis Wiklund started a unique project. He started making sketches of moments he spent with his wife. From brushing their teeth to long walks on those wintry nights, he drew everything. The results were surprisingly awesome. This was a year-long project and he drew a picture a day and compiled them.
The pictures tell the story of this artist and his wife. More than that, the tell the story of love.
July 17th, 2011 – Post-shower, pre-hairspray.
July 24th, 2011 – Sister-in-law trying to explain the ending of Harry Potter 7 pt 2. (Drawn on my iPad)
August 11th, 2011 – I am a night owl. My wife is not. I’ve been trying to change, but then I started this drawing blog.
August 23rd, 2011 – I don’t want summer to end.
August 28th, 2011 – We watched ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’ tonight. Feeling inspired, I’m pretty sure this is what we looked like before bed.
August 31st, 2011 – I wonder what my younger self would have thought if someone told me the girl on my tee-ball team would be my wife.
September 3rd, 2011 – Out cold.
September 10th, 2011 – My wife asks me this every once in a while. I like thinking about it. What would your 6 year-old self say if he could see you today?
September 16th, 2011 – Mmmm, wearing layers.
October 16th, 2011 – Getting messy with charcoal. Did a lot of laughing today.
October 28th, 2011
Driving to Cedar Point with a bus full of high schoolers. We should’ve gotten more sleep last night. (Drew this on my phone with a nifty little free app, Sketchbook Express)
November 23rd, 2011 – Leaving for Florida! (Drawn on my iPad)
December 19th, 2011 – I love her so much!
January 20th, 2012 – Sleepover with my best friend.
February 13th, 2012 – My Valentine.
Same moon. Far apart, February 28, 2012.
It wasn’t until I got here that I realized my final drawings of the year would be done in Florida while I am here visiting family. I tend to dream and make plans without thinking through the practical details, so as a result, my original vision to finish the year of drawings in color and paintings, is now being washed out by the tools I have at hand here in Florida. Pens and pencils! So I’ll be drawing and posting using my cell phone camera and occasionally scanning.
The Last Drawing of Year 1, March 3, 2012.
This marks a big day for me. I’m not really sure what to say, but tomorrow I fly home from Florida after too many days apart from my wife, and all I can think is, “I’m so glad I don’t have to do a drawing when I get home!” After 366 days (leap year!) without missing a single day, I am ready for a break…
Though the 365 project lasted from March 4th, 2011 to March 3rd, 2012, Curtis continued to occasionally post new drawings here.