This is my sweet cousin Alyssa and her new-ish husband Jesse. They are an adorable and fun couple and so perfect for each other! Alyssa's sister (another of my adorable cousins!) took this engagement picture of them about a year ago. She's such a talent and you can see more of Melanie's work here.
It was Alyssa's birthday yesterday and my mom threw an impromptu birthday lunch for her, so I was trying to think of something super-fast to make, but personal. This is what I came up with below. I painted a tiny portrait of them on a stretched canvas. I wish I had a little more time with it, but I kind of like the roughness of it. Jesse is an artist and he paints BIG paintings. In his words, "Go big or go home!" ... I guess I'm goin' home! :D