Monday, January 10, 2011

Heart is in the air!

I guess Valentine's Day is one of those days...."eat-massive-amounts-of-chocolate" days, but we can also remind ourselves about focusing on heart related things like LOVE!  Or "lurve" or "luv" ...  Beloved thing that has many names that basically mean the same thing.  I think of a great big heart that encompasses our entire planet where people will lay down arms and instead make a joint effort to make sure everyone has enough to eat, a decent place to live, and clothes on their backs.  It could be easily accomplished if our attention wasn't focused on "this is my border" or "I want to control your oil/money/minerals/diamonds."  I would think it's time to grow out of this disease of "mine and yours" and focus on what is best for all.  What affects people in Africa affects us here in the U.S.  Time for humankind to grow up, don't you think?  I visualize a world where there is peace and people are happy, sharing their hearts with others!

Anyway, on a lighter note, I have been thinking "hearts" lately, and came up with some mixed media wall art with my ubiquitous polymer clay tiles.  I posted one on etsy which sold in 20 minutes!  I was so shocked I almost fell over!  :)  I made another one and posted that as well, and I'm working on another.  Running out of puffy hearts to use, though.  They are actually Christmas ornaments that I sanded and covered with strips of paperback books, and then painted and embellished with uplifting words.






The trees are dancing in the windy yard.  They are so happy it rained!  The cat wasn't too happy, but he could at least sit on the porch to prevent any water drops from touching his precious fur...  :)

7 comments:

Sharon - Rekindle Me said...

Time to grow up? DEFINITELY!! I agree with you there 100 percent!!!

Your mixed media pieces are beautiful!! The colors that you use are absolutely stunning!! And 20 minutes to "sold"!! Yippee!! Way to go, Maria!!!

jinxxxygirl said...

Just love your wall art. I can see why it sold in 20 minutes! If you run out of puffy hearts i'm sure you can come up with something else that will work cause its still a great idea. Love, love love the colors!

Walk in the Woods said...

Lovely pieces. Nice thoughts. Funny cat. :)

T said...

great work maria, and thoughtful words.

xt

Kelly Reins said...

I love your work! The colors are so bright and wonderful!

Maria said...

Thank you ladies! I admire your work too. Lots.

Kelly said...

I love the colors and words and hearts of your shadowboxes. They are so happy.
And you are dead right in the first paragraph. All of our man-made illusions of nations, borders, etc. and "what's mine" need to be put in their proper perspective. And we need to find our priorities!!!