Holy Moly, this was a excruciating decision, but the deed is done now. No going back. I realized what had been bothering me about the composition of the wedding guest board. I stared at it for a long time after I blocked in the first coat of paint. The problem was that there were only 2 lines. There needed to be 3 lines for it to have some balance. Once I had ferreted out the imbalance, I knew exactly what I needed/wanted to do.
There is a common thread that runs through my niece and my own jewelry choices. Celtic Knots! I have never seen her without one of her Knot Necklaces in place decorating her neckline. In that regard, I commend her fantastic sense of style! So, I used that as my inspiration for the missing line.
Celtic knots are a form of sacred geometry that symbolize the interconnectedness of all things. They represent the eternal web and the continuous cycling of existence. I can not think of a better description of what marriage means to a couple. The interconnectedness that will become even stronger after, they pardon my pun, “tie the knot” in November. So, with her parting “Surprise me” message in mind, I did just that.
It’s a done job, no going back now. Still wasn’t happy yet. Back to work…..
The detailing of the knot made it much lovelier. I decided to just detail the first letter of each of their names and to leave it at that. I have sent Caitlin this photo to see if she wants any alterations. I can hear the “Jeopardy” music playing in my head as I hit send.
This was another of my “rehab” tests. I have lost the ability to grip the brush for fine line work and was so worried this would be a huge disaster! With faith and a whole bunch of bravado, I think I might have pulled this one off. The only item left undone is the decision of how to hang or frame this when it is completed. I think they can handle that chore.
Hopefully, I can show you a picture of it with all the guests signatures and salutations. One more item off the to-do list and on to the next….. Cyn