Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11 - Did you feel it?

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....

Did you feel it today?



Saturday, September 06, 2008

Heart Art

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?

Enjoy your day - it is your to make the best of.