“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

~ Carl Jung

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Marriage is a Verb

July and August have been really busy for me, full of family celebrations and vacation.  On July 29th my husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary.  40 years amazing!   I wanted to do something special for him to celebrate the wonderful life we have shared and the relationship we have worked hard to develop and maintain.  I decided to do an altered book full of pictures of our life together, art work and quotes about relationship. 

I love books.  I think I am the only one left in my family who still reads books in the ink and paper format.  Everyone else has gone electronic.  There is just something about holding a book in your hands; so, it is not surprising that I would love to take old discarded thrift store books and give them new life filled with paint, pretty paper, ink and glue.       

Here are a couple of my favorite pages from this book. 

I love this quote.  I think it applies to all relationships.  Relationships are all about action.  They are ever changing, requiring attention and work to thrive and flourish.   

And this one is an expression of my gratitude for the warmth of my relationship with my husband, as well as, the warmth of family and home.