Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Queen of Hearts...

Corny, I know - but I still love making hearts.  Always have, always will.  I keep making them for Sabrina and she doesn't have much interest in them - they're for "little girls."

NOT SO - say I.  Hearts are everywhere.  Carolyn makes beautiful textile hearts.  Babs makes gorgeous clay hearts.  My hearts - well, I like to start with a fabric base and then I attach all kinds of stuff - plastic, floss, yarn, fibers, wool, buttons, ribbons, etc.  I paint them, melt them, stitch them - whatever I feel like doing.  Many of my leftover scraps get turned into.... HEARTS.
The purple heart above, is one I made for Babs. I've loved purple since I was about 13.  It's still one of my favorite colors and I love working with it.

This is the Heart that Babs made for me.  It's clay painted in the most beautiful Earthy colors, embellished with copper and beads.  I love it.  I met Babs through the Girlfriend's Traveling Sketchbook.  Her stuff is so cool. 

 My  bezzy, Carolyn  (Love Stitching Red) , made me a delicious little purple heart (right).  I've admired her heat distressed, stitched and embellished work for a very long time.  You may remember the Global Warming piece she made for me a while back. Her work is so unique and her blog is a work of art in and of itself.

My mentioning hearts would be amiss had I failed to mention that Blaise, Sabrina and & I saw Alice in Wonderland this weekend at Imax in 3D.  In a word - MAGICAL. "What does that have to do with hearts?" you ask.  Helena Bonham Carter played the Queen of Hearts...
she was fantastic - as was Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter.
Coolest movie - loved it!  "I need a PIG!!!"

My dear Sabrina.....
Heart's are NOT
 just for little girls.


8 comments:

Deborah said...

Lovely! I still like to make and look at hearts, too!

Mary said...

I like hearts too. Very pretty.

Lynn said...

You have a big heart to make and receive all these beautiful hearts into your life. I hope C. GETS IT before long. ;-)

Nikki said...

Hearts are definetly for big girls. I think it is just the middle-sized girls that aren't sure about them. Once as you're confindent that you aren't a little girls, you are free to like everything!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh I love hearts. These are wonderful. I really like the resent one you made for your Daughter.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hello bezzy, lovely hearts ;o)
Been buried in parcel love today and thinking of YOU! So glad you said you liked the new Alice in Wonderland ... I wasn't sure about it but maybe I will give it a go!
How is the sewing assistant today?

xoxoxoxoxoxo

libbyquilter said...

i cannot wait to go and see the Alice in Wonderland movie~!!~
told my dh that it was going to be a crazy creative trifecta: great story, great producer, great actors~!!~ we will be going out of town next week and i'm hoping that we can sneak in some time to go to the IMAX theatre in SLC to see it. i've never seen a movie in IMAX but am pretty sure this is a good one to start out with . . .


:)
libbyQ

Pursuing Art... said...

Oh, I love hearts...one of my most favorite symbols! All these hearts and just beautiful, Cathie! Hearts are forever!

I have heard that Alice in Wonderland is great too! I would love to see it!! XOX ~me

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