Quotes to live by – #1

Neruda Quote

Every once in a while, someone will ask me how I came up with the idea for one of my ketubah designs.  Sometimes, I honestly can’t say.  Designs often pop into my head, and I have to be quick to get them down on paper before I get distracted and lose them.

Other times, I remember the exact moment of inspiration that led to a design.  The very first ketubah that I ever designed came to me while I was reading a verse by my favorite poet, Pablo Neruda.  The line goes, “Love is the mystery of water and a star.”  And to this day, I’ve never found another line that better describes my experience of being in love.  It still gives me chills.

Before I knew it, I was sketching out my “Full Moon at Sea” design, which is still one of my favorites. To me, it captures exactly what it feels like to be deeply in love. Drifting on a calm blue ocean while the moon and stars shine down and light your way.  And isn’t that what your ketubah should be all about?


I'm Adriana Saipe, founder of Ink with Intent. I'm a full-time wedding illustrator who specializes in contemporary ketubahs and unique wedding certificates. Learn more.

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