Here is an excerpt in Candis' own words:
I have a love story that brings me joy too. I met my husband when he was the new kid in school when we were in 4th grade. I told all my friends that I would marry him someday. I gave him all my best stickers that year we'd walk home from school together, mostly not talking. We grew up a little and a few years later began officially dating. We've been together since our junior year of high school and 13 years after I told my friends I would, I married him. We have now been married 23 years. It is a love that was meant to be and keeps getting better every year.
I wonder if they still have any of those stickers?
About the art:
This is the second collaboration of Jovan and Smith! Beginning with black and gold gesso on wood panel, heavily textured and carved with hearts. Posca paint pen rough sketch over top, finished with acrylic paint and acrylic paint mixed with gesso. Gelli plate printed papers collaged with matte medium for the clothing. Stamps used with paint to create the "stickers". Liberally sprinkled with smiles. :)