Update: The couple from this story got married in May 2015!!
If you've followed this blog for some time you are probably familiar with my art abandonments. What is fun about this one is that not only did it get to be in this couple's love story, but it wasn't abandoned by me.This piece was abandoned by @mattofmaymont. I gave Matt an extra piece with his order and after I dropped it off he decided to spread the love and abandon it. Little did either of us know that it would be found by Emily before her first date with Brady. Nicholas Spark couldn't even write shit this good!
Below is the email I received from Emily with her story....
9/26/13- The Story
I ran in to you last week, abandoning art at the light of human kindness mural. I ran back home and rummaged through my little collection of keepsakes to find your email. I should've emailed you the very chilly Monday in March that I found your art, but I got so caught up in my own story. The story goes that it was the day before going on a first date. I went running to calm my nerves and because I simply enjoy running. I stumbled upon your art while jogging Byrd park. I was so overwhelmed finding your free art that I sent my date a text with this very picture (one the right)
"I thought about getting you flowers, but that's cliche" and pulled out an 8x11 frame from behind his back"
I ran home from the park, carrying it in my hoodie. I told everyone of your thoughtful deed and propped it on my desk. My date, an art minor, continued asking about the art, the size, the paper etc. I guessed 8 x 11 and thought nothing of it. So the next day is our first date. It was raining. We went to Fat Dragon for dinner because it had just opened. We talked until the restaurant kicked us out. When we got to the car, he said, "I thought about getting you flowers, but that's cliche" and pulled out an 8x11 frame from behind his back. Boom, I knew he was the one. As soon as I got home, I put your art right in the frame and sent him this picture.
You can still see a few rain drops on the top left corner of the frame. Brady and I have been together 6 months and looking forward to many more. This piece means so much to us. We love your art. This long sappy love story was my way of saying "thank you". I can't wait to put this piece up in our home together next year! Thank you again for such a special piece! I look forward to following more of your work on Instagram! :)
Update: 3/31/14- Brady commissioned me to do a piece for Emily commemorating their story.
Update: 6/14/14- They're Engaged!
Update: 5/24/15- They're Married!