True love is not finding someone you can live with. It’s finding that one person you can’t live without.
I admit it. I’m a complete sap. A true romantic in every sense of the word. I believe in love at first sight, true love and soulmates. “Once upon a time…” and “They lived happily ever after…” have always brought me much joy and great comfort. I’ll take a “boy meets girl, falls in love with girl, overcomes all to be with girl” happy-ending story over anything else, any day of the week. I felt this way when I was four, and I’m not ashamed to say that I still believe it to this day.
So it won’t come as a surprise to learn that there’s a special place in my heart for beautiful vintage illustrations — and especially illustrations of couples in love. We don’t get to see a whole lot of illustrating today, but in the 1950s and ’60s, artists like Coby Whitmore and Jon Whitcomb (my two favourites) were creating some of the most gorgeous images the art world has ever seen. Continue reading