Unfortunately I have to run out the door but I want you all to know I LOVE this week's submissions. Many of them made me cry. Thank you for sharing your heart, your talent, YOU! You are the most incredible, talented, professional, amazing, fabulous, smart, funny, passionate artists. I'm deeply honored to be a part of this and to have you in my life.
(If there are any misspellings or things that need to be fixed I apologize and will fix them when I return.)
Now...I invite you to fall in love...
I have been thinking of you often today. I always do when I have to be away from you. Today is the seventh day I’ve had to spend without you, and it feels like a month.
As you walk pass my desk, I feel electrified;
As you call my name, my heart jumps with joy;
As you slightly touch my hand, my body quivers;
As I see a glimpse of your profile, my face glows.
Without you I’ll probably be one totally insane person;
Without you, I won’t be smiling;
Without you, I won’t see the joy in life;
Without you, I won’t be having F-U-N (morning and night! Even when I’m sleeping)
Your kisses calm me,
Your hugs erase my anxieties,
Your scent brightens my day,
You voice tickles my heart.
Two continents connected as one;
Two cultures in harmony,
Two personalities compliment each other,
Two but one – that’s who we are!
“Do you want to make it official?” you asked in 1994,
We laughed, we danced, we cried, we strolled.
Four silly adorable crumbcatchers
Joined in our “once upon a time”.
Every single morning when I wake up
Seeing you there on my left side,
Your warm presence only reminds me
that this day is another charming day.
“Mahal Kita”, I love you.
"'I thought he hung the moon'... my great-aunt's words, describing the moment she met her future husband," said Michelle. "They married at midnight under a full moon, just days before he deployed overseas. He never returned, but she still glows with the memory of their first meeting."
Samantha, creator of Jeans and a Sweater, created this wonderfully vibrant "Love's All Around" purse. Here's the link - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23411851
"The strike of love…when I first read it I thought it’s going to be difficult ‘cause I immediately had lots of ideas running round my brain and which one do you chose?" asked Iris. "For example, I’ve been watching the pigeons across the lane and how the male is very, very busy trying to get the ‘bird of his dreams’ and the little dance he does every time a female comes to join him on the roof. Priceless, really. But, there’s been a lot of stuff going on in my life, not all of it happy and mostly to do with the recession. So I looked a wee bit closer at what I’m doing and what makes me happy and it was fairly obvious that I am enamored with the little houses I’m painting these days. So I decided to do just that for the challenge.
Lorrie Veasey, creator of Our Name is Mud, created this simply fabulous Liquid Love Goblet.
"Car vois-tu chaque jour je t'aime d'avantage,
Aujourd'hui plus qu'hier et bien moins que demain."
(For you see, everyday I love you more,
Today more than yesterday and much less than tomorrow.)
In 1907, a jeweller had these words engraved on a pendant he called "Médaille d'Amour" (Love medal). Huge success! The rest is (jeweller's) history.
The way I see it, when it strikes, love strikes everyday.
As you can see, the expression of love on the sterling silver blank has made it vulnerable. Luckily, its copper partner has its back... You can also notice the sunrise symbol at the top and the sparks at the bottom, and, of course, an entwined ring for a bail."
Meherio68blog : http://lebarduvent.blogspot.com/
Kelly, creator of Backward Glances, created this magnificent piece titled, "Bonds of Love."
Bonds of Love -
Starting and ending together (with any luck!), running in parallel and twining round each other; stuck tight in the end, such are the bonds of love....
This is a pair of loomworked bracelets with magnetic clasps. The looming technique involves forming a base, which breaks into multiple bands - some of these bands are braided together while still on the loom and a final base is then created. I used the smallest seed beads still being produced, size 15/0, and embellished the outer sides with a picot edging."
Amanda, creator of Persistent Green, created this magical 10x10 original mixed media artwork piece titled, "Love, Shakespeare".
Felicia Kramer, creator of Another Bright Idea, created this extraordinary piece titled, “Brown Eyes and Hon”.
"Before my parents were married in late 1937, my Dad was in the Army and my Mom stayed back home waiting for him," said Felicia. "During that time they carried on quite the romantic correspondence and fortunately I still have some of those letters. In each letter, their sweet secret was to write little love notes on the inside flap of the envelope, often quoting “their” song, Red Sails in the Sunset,” or the initials R.S. I’m fascinated with that time in my parents’ lives, when they were young and in love and hadn’t yet become burdened with the strains of marriage and children in their later years. Here’s my sentimental tribute to their “strike of love.”"
Blue Love - aventurine, lapis, citrine on wool-nylon blend fabric
RedHat Love - amethyst on wool-nylon blend fabricLineLove - amethyst, quartz, jasper on wool-nylon blend fabric
Lada, creator of Works and Finds and Lada Works, created these superb pieces.
Are you not completely in love?
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