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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Another Little Piece of My Heart



14" X 18" acrylic mixed media on canvas

This is a very large Valentine that I painted for my husband. The layers under the acrylic paint are constructed of various souvenirs from special things we did together. There's a ticket from the B.B. King concert we attended on his birthday, a hotel coaster from the Excelsior in New York, a brochure from Charleston, and a pamphlet from a garden in England. The wings are made of a photocopy of a poem he wrote me two Valentines' Days ago.

30 comments:

Diane said...

This is so cool--what a great way to personalize a piece of art!

emily sams said...

so beautiful!

Sadie said...
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Sadie said...

Takes my breath away
I'm dying over this one
Stop my beating heart.

Kim Mailhot said...

This is soooooo beautiful !I hope you have hung it over your bed in the bedroom or somewhere in that room. It has fantastic Love Energy !
Just beautiful, Kathy...
Big Love to you !

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

What a beautiful way to commemorate you and your husband's love! Just wonderful!

Buffy said...

Gorgeous,and I love how you used things that were special to you two.

Terri Kahrs said...

What an uber romantic valentine, Kathy!!! I adore that you've used special ephemera to embed in this collage. So sentimental and wonderfully romantic. I'm sure he'll treasure it always. Hugs, Terri xoxo

indybev said...

I'm stopping by for my color "fix", which I know is always available here. All your valentines are special and inspirational. I see you sold one of the gallery pieces. Not surprised! On your way to fame and fortune! Well deserved ....

magikalseasons said...

I really love this! :)

Sharon said...

Oh Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the colors and the way you used things that mean something to you in it. Love it!

Lisa said...

The colors in this are wonderful Kathy : )

Deb Harvey said...

What a wonderful, creative, beautiful...loving gift!

Great blog!
Deb

Janet Ghio said...

The colors are gorgeous and the thought (and souvenirs) behind it just lovely!

Cathy Spivey Mendola said...

Happy belated Valentine's day to you!
What a wonderful painting for your hubby.
He's one lucky guy!
xoxo
cathy

Stace said...

Very pretty!

sara's art house said...

I love this!!!

Sandy said...

OMG this is absolutely amazing.
Fantastic creation. Love the flying heart.

Janny said...

Beautiful!

*jean* said...

wow, girl...i can SEE the passion in this painting!! you have really have accomplished a new level in this one!! beautiful!!

Crosses by Claudia said...

First of all I love the painting, but that is the coolest Valentine idea! You are so creative!

Cheers,
Claudia

Lori Saul said...

What a wonderful and meaningful Valentine to your husband - I love that you included souvenirs from special moments together- how perfect is that. Thank you for sharing this! Also, do I address you by Kathy or Alberta( I hope I haven't been wrong all this time!)
Take care,
Lori

originalbliss said...

This is really lovely. What an awesome Valentine!

Poetic Artist said...

This is wonderful..Great Valentine for your husband.

Staci Danford said...

WOW... that image just completely left me with my mouth open.. It is just incredible... LOVE it..
Staci

Ophelia said...

Your artwork is incredible.

joyfulploys said...

I'm late making my rounds of my favorite blogs...the sentiment is so sweet and the artwork colorful and lovely as ever.
Mary

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is a gorgeous piece. So vibrant and exciting and, so obviously heartfelt. Love your work and your blog.
http://Heavens2betsy-creativeoverflow,blogspot.com

Michele said...

What a beautiful present, so sweet and thoughtful. And I love how you blended those colors all together on the bottom. Lovely work.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Beautiful work, really. The colors are so vibrant!