Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Back In the Saddle Again
In the last post... and thank you for all of your "hang in there" comments!... I mentioned how my melancholy snuck it's way into my art. First let me say, that I was so surprised when I noticed it. I am always reading about how artists put their feelings and emotions into their art. I totally get that and have tried so hard at that, but have usually been unsure, as to whether or not I'm doing it. However now, I've come to the conclusion that I probably have been. I just haven't realized it because, I'm usually just happy, go-lucky all the time. Let me show you...
Here are the Valentine Tags I created for Natalea's swap.
I had such a hard time getting started on these, because I wasn't feeling all sweet and sugary. Every day I would go through my images and try to pick one for these tags and every night I would lay in bed and think about this lady. (For the life of me, I can't remember which blog or site I got her from... if it's yours let me know, so I can link it!) She looks to me as if she is pining for her true love and then the poetry of E.E. Cummings would come to me... "I carry your heart with me(I carry it in my heart)...." I thought it beautiful and gave into it.... no cupids were going to happen this time.
I can see and feel the melancholy in them, but I do like them and feel they are romantic enough to get by.... hope Natalea agrees too and doesn't ban me from any of her future swaps!
It looks as if today will be beautiful again, so I'm off to open windows and get some more fresh air.
I hope you have a beautiful day too!