I know many of you have been waiting patiently for these photos so........... it is with great pleasure that I proudly present your 2009 Art Director of the Year, my husband ( and pretty sexy one at that) Mr. Matthew Wilson!
Last Saturday Matt and I attended the 24th annual Addy Awards held here in Arizona. The Addy Awards are given to different advertising agencies that have raised the bar when it comes to advertising so receiving one is really quite an honor. There were 744 entries from 52 Phoenix companies and we had no idea that Matthew would be honored in this way. He won the award because of the work he has done this past year, but specifically for the work he did for the Grand Canyon Summer Games. Like I said, it was a surprise and I know I can say this to all of you because I know you know me but I was so proud of him! When they read his name I wanted to cry - in fact I did! I just had a flash of feelings and memories of my cute little husband up late to get things put together for clients, going in much to early to come up with some new presentation because he's meeting with the client in 4 hours and has no idea what he's going to be presenting because they have vetoed everything he has already presented and have given him absolutely no creative liberty - mostly because of budget cuts, or all the late nights of missing the family prayers, or family dinners because he has to tie up loose ends. FINALLY! I finally felt like he was receiving some well deserved recognition. I know that he knows how wonderful and incredibly talented I think he is, but I also recognize how important it was for him to receive that confirmation from his peers.
So, Matthew, congratulations. You will always be the reigning champion in my eyes!
Thought for the day: As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person. Paul Shane Spear
To Matthew, you have forever changed my world - for the best! xoxoxoxo to you!