Posts Tagged ‘love’

February 14th, 2013 3 Comments

happy valentine’s day! a father’s valentine & a childhood valentine’s day remembered

Today we have two stories for you in celebration of Valentine’s Day- continuing our week of Love Stories. A Father’s Valentine I am a family man. Husband and father of two boys, I love my family. It makes me tick, gives me drive and challenges me. It makes me feel good but never let’s me forget my weaknesses. Looking at my children I see my past and their future merge and wrap, realizing there is only the present moment. That’s when I ask myself: why do I yell at them? Why am I impatient? Luckily, my 2 little zen masters … Read more

February 12th, 2013 No Comments

weddings with gail brill: this couple preserved their love story creatively, and you can too.

As an artist and invitation designer, my work with brides usually falls into certain parameters. The invitation has a prescribed wording. The cards are a certain size and color. In most cases, the boundaries of tradtion are well maintained. Occasionally I’ll work with a bride who wants a Dupioni silk lining to her envelopes, a sprig of evergreen on the invitation or turquoise ink on a chocolate brown card. Every invitation I design is a one-of-a-kind reflection of the bride and groom. But ┬ásometimes, something extraordinary happens. In July of last year, I heard Julia Goren and Adrien Vlach’s love … Read more

February 11th, 2013 1 Comment

a week of love stories: today, “the last kiss”

As a special for Valentine’s week, I thought we’d take a pause from our usual color palettes to celebrate love stories-stories between couples, friends & family. To begin the week I wanted to start with a poem from my father to my mother. My father and mother met when they were in kindergarten, married at age 21 and 20 in 1954 and celebrated 56 anniversaries until my mother’s passing in 2010. My mother had Parkinsons for nearly 20 years and my father cared for her day in and day out at our family home and was at her side when … Read more