We started by talking about Kurt's wife, Shell. They love the beach and look forward to spending much more time there once all the birdies have flown from the nest, as the wording in this heart implies, "We are almost there." The bottom portion of the heart represents water and the yellow and pink are the sunset. The darker blue above the setting sun is the night sky. I also had to throw in a few shells. I painted the bevel with a light tan to mimic the sand.
This is for Kurt's daughter, Nat. He described her as the rock star daughter and wanted lots of bright colors. I thought the large, chunky red and blue beads were very rock star-esque. Nat lives in Chicago and is a nanny for a great family.
Bub is Kurt's second daughter we talked about. She went to MU and loves the team colors of gold and black. He described her as high fashion and glamorous. I think the big rhinestone brooch represents some of that diva-ness.
Last, but not least, we talked about CC. CC goes to school in Arizona and loves the desert. Kurt wanted colors to represent the muted browns and soft greens found there with a pop of color to mimic the beautiful blooms that can often be found in the desert environment. I hope these hearts capture the uniqueness of each of the wonderful women Kurt described and that he's proud and excited to give them to his girls. Ahhhhh . . . have I mentioned how much I love custom art?