This is such a charming family. And I love “dad’s” writing voice! How he talks so lovingly about his family. I read “riding bike” and “eating ice cream” among the things this family likes to do together, and I HAD to include them both!! I come from a rich heritage of eating ice cream as a family. It’s ridiculous how many memories I have of us eating ice cream together! These kids are SURE to have *sweet* memories together as a family too!! If you don’t always read these questionnaires, you should read this one. It’ll make you smile!!
|Tell me a brief summary of each member of your family (name, age, hair/eye color, personality). *||
Brad (Dad): Brown hair brown eyes. Tall, Glasses.
Stacey (Mom): Brown hair Brown eyes. Medium height. Glasses. Curlyish hair shoulder length. Unique sense of style—great eye for cool modern things (she found this site but said we couldn’t afford it)
Silver: 5: tall, brown beautiful hair (curly-o twirly-o type), brown eyes, infectious smile. Beautiful (Dad writing here)
Locke: 2: brown hair brown eyes (I see a theme). Thick incredible cool hair. Beautiful (Dad writing here)
|The 3 to 5 prominent colors I would like in my piece include:
|Anything but pastels. We have a lot of green orange brown in our house but are pretty open.|
|Is there a career path you would like to include in an illustration *||Not really. But if you want a sense of Stacey’s eye for all things cool, Stacey is a trunk keeper (sales rep) for the one-of-a-kind clothes line ever for little girls/women called Matlida Jane—it is funky, fun, stylish and different—just like Stacey and Silver.|
|Tell me what you would like to see your family doing (would you like them just sitting all together posing, as if for a picture? Or would you like them to be doing something together). Please supply the most details here: *|
|Our family works and I love it all: zany and frustrating and high maintenance and goofy as we all can be. We are often each a happy contradiction. Stacey is laid back and rigid, Brad is neurotic yet affable, Silver is silly and mischevious and determined to get it right yet invariably reticent and anxious. Locke, is well, 100% consistently clowny and opinionated and adores his sister. Both kids are attached to their mom’s side at every chance. Everyone thinks their kids are the bomb but Silver and Locke are truly as unique as their names. Also, Toasty, the family French bulldog, does not know he is a dog and kind of rules the roost. He sits on the couch with the family, sleeps on the bed, and cries like a baby if he is not part of the team–seriously google french bulldog “yodel” if you want to hear the sound. He is the highest maintenance member of the family. The Lerner Guttermans love to eat ice cream and watch tv b ut we are not so slovenly as to not enjoy a good time swimming, silly dancing or riding our bikes. Some of our best times have been spent at Busch Gardens. Silver is a bit of a daredevil.|
|Any other details you might be able to give me that would help ensure your enjoyment of the piece:
|We love being in a pool, on a bike, on a roller coaster or on couch. Stacey and I love watching our two magnificent life-forces take flight. We are so lucky.|
This was a refreshing piece to work on! A bright and cheerful color palette. Bicycles. Need I say more? And a family who adores each other! LOVE!!
Have a fabulous weekend everyone! Try to make time to spend together as a family! I know we’re going to try!
Ciao till Tuesday!