On Marriage....

I love hand-making cards for friends.

Sadly I don't do it much these days because of training etc but one day hope to have a little studio where I can do this all day. 

When you open up the blinds on the front of the card, the truth about marriage is revealed in the form of a quote from renowned philosopher and best selling author Alain De Botton. 

It's from his book called The Course of Love and it reads: 

Marriage: a hopeful, generous, infinitely kind gamble taken by two people who don’t know yet who they are or who the other might be, binding themselves to a future they cannot conceive of and have carefully omitted to investigate.
— Alain De Botton

This was the card that went with their Peace Lily and Painting of the Peace Lily. 

For anyone who has loved, is in love or hopes to be in love > Watch: Alain's talk On Love.... Please watch it. 

St Michael's Church, Newquay

My friend Sally is getting married next weekend. Sally was looking for a picture of The Church to go on her Order of Service so I offered to have a go and it was surprisingly challenging actually! 

Getting the perspective and lines right was really difficult. Also, I regret it now that I didn't persist with getting the stone work to look right. This was my third edition and I got impatient. I forgot to color the bell in the tower in too, doh!! But then again the road/pavement and the sky were nice and straight forward.