This week’s Mixed Media Monday challenge is “wedded bliss.”

I used a canvas board background that I have been fussing with for months (adding, blotting out, adding again). I added to it An image from a 1950s Screen magazine showing a couple in a traditional 50s home.

I’ve always wondered about the marriages of the 50s. With a wife at home with the kids. One income enough. And (according to all the TV shows) everyone always looking glamorous.

It’s such a fairy tale, and one that many of us were taught to believe. And I’ve always wondered. Did all these TV couples really live happily ever after?