Wedding Anniversary with mount B

Wedding Anniversary

Each year together
Like a step on a winding stairway
Full to the brim with memories and emotions
Love and laughter
comfort and excitement
“….do you remember the day”
and “Will I ever forget…”
Some sad times – not forgotten
but easier when shared
And always outnumbered by happier times
Life like a stairway
goes ever on to the future
A future with so much still to enjoy
Together

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Limited Edition Print
1/750
2015   
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The words are also written on the back of the picture

1st Paper
2nd Cotton
3rd Leather
4th Fruit / Flowers
5th Wood
6th Candy / Iron
7th Wool / Copper
8th Bronze / Pottery
9th Pottery / Willow
10th Aluminium
11th Steel
12 Silk / Linen
13th Lace
14th Ivory
15th to Crystal
20th China
25th Silver
30th Pearl
35th Coral
40th Ruby
45th Sapphire
50th Gold
55th Emerald
60th Diamond
65th Blue sapphire
70th Platinum
75th Diamond and Gold
80th Oak

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It’s all ahead of you

Starting as family is a wonderful time
You can look forward to the day baby is supposed to arrive
Which sometimes ends in either a false alarm or a last minute dash
To choosing a name which you both like and
which does not offend any of either family
and the Christening – Oh Yes! I think a hat IS required and a suit
To making sure baby eats enough of the right food – Starts solids on cue – Grows at the right speed – Is weighed – measured and injected at the right time – Is always wearing the right nappies for it’s gender –
Then when all that has been mastered and you think you are home safe –
Sleepless nights take their toll excused by
“Oh the poor thing has wind” – or “colic” and/or ”teething”
To walking the floor for hours only for baby to wake on touching the pillow
Starting all over again….up and down
And in some cases even resorting to driving the little mite to sleep – in the car!
Then just when they become easier to manage
they run away to school never even looking back!
Yes It’s all ahead of you……………..

 

©
Limited Edition Print
1/500
2000
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Marriage

This drawing is a series of caricatures of types of marriage such as no. 12: ‘Not tonight, I’ve got a headache’  No. 21: She’s having lots of affairs
No. 26: It’s us against the world or no 39: A religious female – married to God
The vast majority of them are happy examples but both: The aggressive husband no. 55 and no. 48: The henpecked husband are included
as well as no’s 10: and 60: Where one partner has die
I particularly like no. 35: The Shy couple

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For a description of all the 63 caricatures See below
1. A very loving couple
2. She depends on him for support
3. She is very, very sorry
4. He is standing firm
5. She’s leaving him
6.
7. She’s so drunk she has to be carried home
8.She’s receiving attention from another man
9. He is sad she stands by him
10. He has died
11. She;s unhappy He tries to console her
12. Not tonight I’ve got a headache
13. He is leaving her
14. A monk devoted to God
15.Pulling in opposite directions though still together
16. Two females Same sex couple
17. He wants the relationship to stay the way it is. She does not
18. She is the dominant Partner
19. She is unable to decide between two men
20. Neither partner is willing to back down
21. She is having lots of affairs
22.She’s listening to him
23. He is “Coming the heavy”
24. She can depend on hi
25. Still together but moving apart
26. It’s us against the world
27. The demonstrative couple
28. He mistreats his wife
29. He is so drunk she has to carry him home
30. She needs help he provides it
31. She wants the relationship to stay the way it is -He does not
32. Exercise fanatics They live in shell suits and discuss the latest craze
33. She is throwing herself at a married man
34. He is only happy when she is down
35. The Shy Couple
36. Life is one long party
37. She is leaving him
38. Two males Same sex couple
39. A nun married to God
40. She is trying to make up he is not listening
41. A couple totally in sync
42. He is leaving – she is sad
43. She is making a show of him
44. He is very, very sorry
45. She leans on him
46. Macho man
47. A very “Together” couple
48. Hen pecked husband
49. He is unable to decide between two women

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Limited Edition Print
1/200
1994
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The words are also written on the same heavy paper as the prints ready to frame with the image and also typeset on the back of the picture
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Happy ever after

Falling in love is a game of chance
Getting married is a bit of a lottery
Luck will probably determine our fate
When you fall in love with some one
you don’t know what else you might get
A bossy mother-in-law
An interfering brother-in-law
or a thwarted ex-lover
lurking in the undergrowth!
You could find out that she was betrothed
to the king of Prussia at birth
or that he is really
the long lost heir to billions!
It is of course also true
that you might get a second mother
some wonderful children
in fact a whole new extended family
who will welcome you with open arms
into their homes
and only enter yours when asked!
We do not walk around with details
of our religious preferences nor our historical,
social, financial or cultural backgrounds
displayed permanently for all to study
before a friendship starts
So it’s usually too late – Love has struck
But only two fall in love
Only two get married
Only two have to live with their consequences
If only all “Well meaning”
“Interfering” – “Outsiders” would leave them alone
to make their own decisions
To be together
To make their own mistakes
To live their own lives
Then there would be so much less heartache
and so much more happiness Ever After

For fun I have randomly selected
some of examples of what you might get
If you are lucky or even if you are not
But remember Love has no barriers

 

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2001
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Compromise

In a relationship between two people
Your commitment is something only you,
yourself can give
It is not always an easy thing to do
But when two people make
a commitment to each other
Then…………………….
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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2002
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Trusting

When you find yourself
in a difficult situation
it is nice to have
someone you can depend on

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2001
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What friends are for

To be there – when you need them
No matter how small the need
Or how great the need
A good friend is there – always

P.S. They can not always save you – but they can always listen

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Limited Edition Print
1/500
2004
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Gone fishing

When the work load is unending
When the years race by
When queues for everything are growing
When the noise is deafening
When the traffic isn’t moving…………….
I think of Reginald Perrin
Maybe he had the right idea
He just carried it a little too far
When it all gets too much
Do leave all the hassles behind on the shore
and go fishing!
Just remember to leave a note!

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Limite Edition Print
1/500
2000
Signed & Numbered by the artist
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Without you…

This drawing tries to depict the feelings of loneliness
experienced by anyone who has had a relationship
with another person
and then is separated from him or her
Whether the separation is forever or just an hour
a day, a week…..
The feeling of loneliness is so unbelievably strong
it can change ones personality
affect the ability to function normally
and in the extreme cases people do die of a broken heart

 

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1/500
2000
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Across a crowded room

When asked how did you two meet?
A lot of people answer
“I saw her across the room” or
“His eyes met mine and that was it!”
This little love story tells it like this………………………
When their eyes met it was probably
love at first sight
They were drawn towards each other
They met and it was magic
The rest of the world might as well go away
They are together
After so very many years
It is still great to look across a crowded room
and get that feeling of
We were meant to be together
then and now

©
Limite Edition Print
1/500
1999
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Making up

Breaking up and Making up
My heart belongs to you
Being apart only proves
we are meant to be together
Forever

(Series 2)

 

 

 

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Limited Edition Print
1/750
2008
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One future – together

Happy and exciting times lie ahead
Sharing the journey
Sharing our hopes
Sharing our lives
We can live our dreams
– together

©
Limited Edition Print
1/750
2008   
Signed & Numbered by the artist   
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