Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I've never gotten over my love of valentines, especially ones hand-made with paper hearts and lace. Or how about the decorated shoe boxes made in grade school and left on the corner of our desks, waiting to receive all the cards meant just for us?

In the spirit of those long-ago valentines, here's one of my recent assemblages. It is titled, "Young at Art" and created on 12X12" stretched canvas, using acrylics, paper mesh, vintage crocheted lace, digitally altered vintage photo, wire, beads, branches.

Let this be my valentine to you -- may you always be young at heart and young at art.

Happy Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

Christina Rodriguez said...

Glad I can post to your blog again, Julie! Thanks for changing those settings.

As I said earlier (but I'd like to repeat for posterity here): this piece is lovely! I especially enjoy the addition of the real branches. Your post reminded me how I miss the Valentine’s boxes made from shoeboxes from my childhood!