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Romance In Marriage

Today’s post is a collage using Anne Bradstreet’s poem “To My Dear And Loving Husband”.  I tore it from a poetry book that I had given to my own husband on our first anniversary.  Please note my hand written note to him.  Poor guy, he has been getting sappy stuff like this every year since!  It’s called romance – and he loves it! Keeping the romance in a marriage is very good for the spirit, doesn’t have to cost a lot, creates staying power, and is what memories are made of. Collage: Watercolor, colored pencil, a real rhinestone ring, a page torn from ‘A Little Treasury of Love Poems’ by Cary Wilkins Can  you spot the design error I made? Thanks for sharing the romantic, wedding month of June with Sweeney Art Center. Next month is July:  Americana

Marriage Traditions

There are many wedding traditions; from the white dress to the honeymoon. Some fun wedding traditions that I found to share with you: Jumping the Broom This tradition is said to have originated with an African ritual in which a broom is used to demonstrate that all past problems have been swept away. Tying the Knot In some African tribes, the bride and groom have their wrists tied together with cloth or braided grass to represent their marriage. Tying Tin Cans to the Back of the Marriage Car Historically this was done to scare away evil spirits so the bride and groom could get a clean start at life together. Over time the wedding party had fun tying empty tin cans and tin buckets to the get-away-car so it would make tons of noise and everyone in town would look. Of course there is always the attached “Just Married” sign to be sure that everyone gets the picture! Just Married

In June We Celebrate Marriage

We often think of June as the “wedding month” but it shouldn’t stop there; we should consider that with the millions of people who married in June, or any month, there is a still (hopefully) an ongoing marriage. A survivor of 36 years of marriage to the same man, I know a little bit about it but marriage is a tricky thing needing hard work, energy and dedication. No matter when a couple marries or how long it lasts, true love starts in the heart of a lover. English Renaissance Poet Christopher Marlowe, 1564–1593, who was a dramatist and a contemporary of Shakespeare, wrote “The Passionate Shepherd to his Love” which I have incorporated into the collage in this posting. In today’s economy of words it has changed to simply “Will you marry me?” And so it begins. Click To Enlarge and Read Part of Marlowe’s Poem collage with watercolor