Saturday, July 29, 2006

Anniversary!

We celebrated our twentieth wedding anniversary last week! This is the image on the front of a card I made for John. It's a brush marker painting of our cats, Jasper and Kiki, in very familiar poses. John loved the card and suggested that I post it. So here it is...

39 comments:

Nick Sung said...

Hey! Congratulations you guys--
here's to many more years of happiness!

the doodlers said...

Hey back! Thanks Nick, much appreciated. We've been having fun...and will continue to do so!

Jack Ruttan said...

Them cats. They want something.

Angela said...

Congrats! The card is lovely!

Alina Chau said...

Congratulation, that's sweet!! This illo is so cute!!

harlequinpan said...

It's very cuddly!

belinha said...

Congrats!Nice cats!:-)

belinha said...

Ahahah!Just read that I'm a "talented person you'd like to know",ahahah!Well, thanks, I don't feel that talented most of the time.Sometimes I do!Aahah!

But I promise that if I ever go to Canada I will knock on your door!Never crossed Atlantic ocean...When I was a child my father went to Canada.He wanted to work there as an hairdresser.But he returned Portugal after a month or two.I remember the postcards and photos with lovely green parks with animals running free, the Niagara falls!!!!Maybe one day...

Emma said...

Congrats on twenty years!
I like the stylization and how even though one is pink and the other is a lump of a cat, I can look at them and go, 'aaaah, I know cats like that!'

Beautiful ink? watercolors? Beautiful, anyway.

Clive said...

20 years! That's a life sentence, ain't it?! I remember a wedding party you had in your communal house Arna...Congrats to you both and wishing all you the best next 20 years. Hey, great to see those watercolours, John, they are exquisite.

Blammo said...

Congrats on 20 Years together!

Jason.

jastolfo said...

Hey guys congratulations!!!All the best.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Nice work on the cats. The mix of pink and black is really a fine sight!

Mauricio said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

"Muitas felicidades" in portuguese, only good things!!

The cats are great.

Hugs from Rio

Clio said...

Cute! Kitties are always good. Congrats on the anniv!

Carrie said...

How cute! Happy Anniversary! :)

pbcbstudios said...

congratulations! and coool card!

Jarrett said...

Hey guys! Thanks for popping by my blog :) You have some very nice design work here yourselves. I look forward to checking out your blog. Cya!

orange said...
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orange said...

congratulations Arna and John.

also great sketches of cats. love the loose washes and bleeds of the line. very organic.

and beautiful work on the post below.

lovely

hope you guys had a great anniversary. congrats once again.

best regards
robin

Mattias said...

Wonderful cats, and the beach pictures are awesome. Then I must give some cred for your Avatar its so cute, makes me happy every time I see it.

Mattias said...

And congratulations as well, forgot that

Smook said...

Now that's something to celebrate! Congratulations to both of you!

warren said...

Happy ann-ivers-ary!Happy ann-ivers-ary!

HappyHappyHappyHappy ann-ivers-ary!
HappyHappyHappyHappy ann-ivers-ary!

Happy ann-ivers-ary!Happy ann-ivers-ary!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARRRRREEEEEEEEE!!!*kaff*

Matt J said...

Congrats, keep doodlin' for another 20!

Chris Battle said...

Congrats on 20 years! That's awesome.

My cat's name is Jasper, too. He thinks he's a dog, but I'm probably not helping things by always telling him he's a "good dog".

Pat Pakula said...

congrats you guys! I'm gettin hitched next summer!
love those cats

Rehab saved my life said...

Nice...Happy anniversary!

Noah Klocek said...

Great Cats, I also love the landscapes in the previous post, I meant to comment on them. You both a amazing and quite prolific.

enzo avolio said...

Wow!
Congrats on 20 years.
Many blessings.

the doodlers said...

Wow! Got busy... No time to reply to comments last week. Thanks everybody for your kind comments!

Jack, the cats want dinner. Or for us to get into bed so they can cuddle with us.

Angela, Alina, thanks a bunch you guys!!

Harlequinpan, nice portraits on your blog.

Belinha, we'd love to meet you if you ever cometo Toronto. But the only animals running free around here are the raccoons.

Emma, it's brush marker and a water brush. Real low tech. Me likey.

Clive, Yup, just like you and S.L. Cheers, kiddo. Thanks too for the high compliments.

Jason, Jeff, thanks for the good wishes.

Mr Parpan, Thanks for the note!! We want to order one of your books!

Mauricio! Love your collages.

Clio, Since you came back from Europe, the stuff on your blog is fascinating.

Carrie, Thanks!

PCBC, we appreciate the note. Your post on Watkiss is an inspiration.

Thanks Jarrett! We love all the new stuff you've been posting.

Jenny said...

Happy anniversary!!!

I love your card...may I say that you're clearly a woman after my own frame of mind--since these are the sorts of cards I make for my s.o. at such times(we of the Household O'Crittters)? Love it!
Weird: we're strangers, of course, but I feel like I know you--I think it's the combo of your icons + your always-friendly words. Have a fab day, you two!
Your pal, Jenny

Richard Mitchelson said...

Hi doodlers

Loving the water colours, they are truley inspiring, the weather looks like it's been as hot as England, sorching. Greta Blog as always, i shall return.

PS happy anniversary

the doodlers said...

Hi again! We're delighted by all the good wishes, guys. It gives us a warm fuzzy glow inside.

Robin, your watercolour art is such a treat for the eyes, we're really honoured you like our work.

Mattias, thanks! Your avatar is cute too. Your delightful pen and ink drawings always blow us away.

Mike, thanks so much! Hope that your holiday is going very well. Talk to you soon.

Warren, cheers!! Better drink a glass of water and calm down now, fella!

Matt, thanks and all that stuff. Love all your blogs and your insightful way you present your posts. Your French seems to be improving too...:)

Rehab, Ummm, not sure what to say but 'thanks' I guess. Should we ever need, we'll keep you in mind...

Noah, likewise, your landscapes are georgeous!

Enzo, Much thanks. Lotsa fun character design happenin’ over on your blog at the moment.

Jenny, what a lovely surprise! Getting to know a person over the bloggisphere is indeed a treat. Yes, if I had some land I'd surround myself with horses, dogs, cats, goats, and any other sundry creatures. Here in the city we keep our animal household to two wonderful cats at the moment. I always had a dog as a kid but don't feel it's fair to live with dogs when you can't devote the time to running around with them. Thanks so much for your continued articulate and well-informed posts on animation.

Richard, thanks for the kind comment and thanks again for stopping by.

Cheers to all. Time for us to put up a new post!

the doodlers said...

Chris, Yikes! Missed replying to you- Rehab through me off. Thanks a huge bunch. Funny, we think of our Jasper as a dog too.

Pat, Hey! Congrats back at you for the coming wedding. We married in the summer in my parents backyard under a willow tree. Cheers!!

Lubomir said...

Happy belated anniversary! 20 years is very special. Do the cats share any personal traits with their owners?

potato farm girl said...

So sweet! Congrats on the anniversary!

Dela said...

Congratulations , now I will get sentimental.

the doodlers said...

Hi Lubomir,

Yes the cats share our traits. I am the whiny and annoying one, much like Jasper, and John is the smart intense one, much like Kiki.

PF Girl, Thanks!

Goran, Thanks for your note. Don't worry we won't tell anyone you have a sentimental side. :)