Kayo and I first met when we were about twelve years old and from that very first day, we had already been making art together. We were both part of a childrens ministry group back then and were assigned to paint a backdrop for a church event. We found ourselves working together many times since then and eventually as young adults, became officemates at a small design studio. We became really good friends and I think also recognized that we worked really well together as a team. Fast forward to a few more years, we fell madly in love, got married not too long after, had kids soon after and now we’re here.
As you know, to this very day, we’re still making art together and, perhaps more than before, have become a pretty solid team. We’ve always enjoyed working together and now, with Honeycomb and Kendo, we find ourselves doing things we’ve never done before, having our partnership challenged but also growing stronger together as a couple, as a team.
I am lucky to share the same passion for art with my husband and have all these opportunities to work with him. Not all couples get to have that. It definitely has its own complications and difficulties to be both a married couple and work partners. But I am learning to accept all that because I really do love what we are able to do together and how this arrangement allows us to grow as a couple.
Kayo is brilliant in so many ways. There is never a dull day with him and his creative mind. He has so much good to offer the world and I have dedicated my life to helping make his dreams happen. Luckily, in doing so, I also fulfill my own dreams 🙂
Kayo and I organize a lot of events but at home, we also like to work on little art and design projects together. In celebration of today — Valentine’s Day — let us share with you a little project we worked on late last year.
It’s a series of heart-shaped paintings which we had given away as gifts. All acrylics on wood, there is a message we hope to convey through every piece.
Open Doors — Chase the Future
2016, Mourn & Celebrate
From the Ash, For the Lost
A Measure of Bliss, A Teaspoon of Turbulence
I look forward to more years of making art with you, Kayo Cosio. May everything we do reflect and make strong our love. I love you very much!