I woke this morning with a heart ache. At first I thought it was all the (relative) shit going on in my own life right now (I know-very self-centered) but then I realized what day it was...then I saw on TV the memorials and moments of silence... and I realized I was feeling that sadness from the people at the memorials, at ground zero, the silent ones in the moments of silence....
I am a team captain at my work for the AHA Heart Walk coming up in October. They are having a silent auction next week so I made these two small (3" x 3" canvas)artworks to hopefully raise a little more money.
The blu-ish background is some used art paper towels laid down and then painted over a little with Starburst Stains Baby Blue Eyes Aqua to make it shimmer - it's hard to see the shimmer in this picture. The heart is made of paper clay - painted and glued on with Sobo craft glue.
The red background is acrylic on canvas and a paper clay heart that I stamped in while still wet. then after it dried I broke it and painted it with acrylic paint and more Starburst Stains. I call it "Still Beating," as in my heart has been broken but it still works!
Oh ya, here's my ArtFest 2009 registration envelope - the theme is Sea Monsters - cool, huh?