I delivered a few of my We Do cards Friday to the store I put my work in downtown Kingston called Beckon. For you Kingston readers, is it is by Next Boutique down on the Strand, and features work by local artists and artisans. Support your local artists by making a trip there instead of the mall for your present needs!
Yesterday Mary Ann called me to tell me "your cards just flew out the door, bring more!"
The problem is, that the design for the woman's WE DO card is on the computer which is fried, and I have not gotten my files off it yet. So, I had to redesign another card, pictured here. I hand color the roses and add a few tiny rhinestones to the card to make it sing.
Although New York doesn't perform same sex marriages, it currently recognizes same sex marriage status done in another state or country that allows it. Out of the countries and states that do allow it, only two, California and Canada, will perform the marriage if you are not a resident.
My friend Jay and his partner Brook, are getting married in L.A. next month, and when they come back will be recognized as a lawfully wedded couple, and will be granted the rights of heterosexual couples. They have been together as long as I have known them (10-15 years?), and though I cannot attend, I celebrate their joy with all my heart.
I do not understand what people have against same sex marriages. In the old testament it may have been a sin, but heck, that was back several thousand years, when it was necessary for the human race to be populated...which is NOT the case now. (I happen to think a lot of what is practiced as doctrine from the bible is based upon old outdated laws and regulations made to control and govern people that no longer works for us today) Like the bumper sticker says about abortion "If you don't believe in abortion, don't have one. Same goes for same sex marriage. If you don't believe in it, then don't do it, but don't deny others what you would not do.
Off my soapbox.
Off to bed to read The Other Boleyn Girl. A fun, fast read. I love historical novels and such.
More this week..on an upcoming Buddhist retreat which may be of interest to some of you, and an art opening in Norfolk, CT.....
Patti O Preacher