Our dear friends’ daughter is getting married. We met Stuart and Karen when we moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. We became family and when Kelsey was born we were thrilled. It was fun to buy girly things as she was the only girl among our four boys.
She is all grown up now and Cinderella has found her Prince Charming. I received the wedding announcement and cannot believe our baby girl is getting married. Since we moved back to Oklahoma, time flew by especially when we did not get to see her on a regular basis.
Even though I enjoy art, I was rarely exposed to it in Oklahoma unless I went to museums or the art festival once a year. “Art” is everywhere in New Mexico. There are mini-art festivals all year long. “Old Town” in Albuquerque and “The Governors Square” in Santa Fe explodes with art all around you with beautiful paintings, unique jewelry, and colorful pottery that can be used as a decorative piece or for everyday ware. Truly amazing artists.
So true to her culture, I wanted to create something that would be considered art. Since I cannot draw, paint, make jewelry or mold clay, I had to think outside the artist’s pallete. I’m always looking for a “thoughtful twist” and came up with the idea of etched glass.
Of course, I had to find someone who could create this one-of-a-kind piece of art because I don’t have the first clue how to etch glass. I looked up glass etching in my city and found someone who was reasonably priced.
I had the state of New Mexico and the state of Florida (where Kelsey’s fiance’ is from) etched on glass with hearts showing their respective city within their home state. The hearts are connected with a dotted line and had their names and wedding date etched. Voila’! The “Love Connection” Art! You can purchase similar types of artwork on Etsy.com like this item or on UncommonGoods.com like this item although they are not made of etched glass.
Kelsey is a professional ballerina who appreciates the arts so I know she is going to love this wedding gift. Our wish for them is to have much happiness and for their love to last a life time and to travel on many more dotted lines!
Once in a while, Right in the middle of an ordinary life, Love gives us a fairy tale – Anonymous