Thursday, November 19, 2009

FOLLOW YOUR HEART

I think one of the reasons I like mixed media so much is that I can convey a message or thought without too much difficulty. I really enjoy trying to get stuff out of my head and releasing it somehow, in fact , I guess that is why we are all artists is because we feel the need to release what swirls in our brain! This card is for a swap with the theme of "Things with Wings".. The thing can be whatever you want, as long as it has wings. This was the first thing that came to my mind. I often wish my heart could just soar, with absolute freedom, and art is the only place I think that truly happens for me. Life stuff gets in the way a lot in the real world, responsibilities, commitments, guilt, to be specific. So when I pull out the papers and markers, and glue, I feel I can easily say what I want. I adore the quote on the card, but also find it very difficult to live by sometimes.......so I keep it stamped by my table to remind me often to keep at it. And with all my blog friends, it is easier to do.

11 comments:

Esther said...

beautiful message sharon!! the little flowers on the left are a good idea, idem for the butterflies wings on the heart!!!

stregata said...

I love the heart with the butterfly wings! Isn't it strange, that following your heart can be so difficult - although it should be the easiest thing to do??

Marilyn Rock said...

This is lovely! I love the heart symbol with the wings; it symbolizes so many things for us really. You're right; following our hearts is not always the easiest thing to do but we're human and all we can do is try our best. I adore this piece! Have a great weekend! xxoo

Terri Kahrs said...

Sometimes our brains get in the way of our heart! What a beautiful reminder, Sharon. Your interpretation is beautiful! Happy weekend! Hugs, Terri xoxo

mairedodd said...

oh, this is beautiful! and i absolutely relate to your sentiments... art does allow us to channel so very much of what is inside, of that which makes us ourselves... what you create certainly reflects a beautiful, giving, & loving soul...

Judy said...

I just love the butterfly wings on the heart...."Love gives wings to the heart..." That is a favorite saying of mine and your art is the visual of that saying.

thekathrynwheel said...

Beautiful card. Lovely sentiment
:-)

Auntie Cake said...

Thanks for stopping by my new blog. Good luck with in the giveaway. I love all your work, you are so talented!
Kate

SummersStudio said...

Oh, Sharon, I do love the sentiment in this as well as the design. It reminds me of a small piece I made for my daughter when she was going through a transition. I put on it 'follow your heart, believe in your dreams' I think we all need to have reminders like this living by our most special creative places. This is such a wonderful piece.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

I love the this piece. Love the wings on the heart...you are such a talented artist!

Barbara Lewis said...

Sharon, This is an absolute favorite! I love black and white stripes, checks ... whatever! Great job!

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