07 November, 2011

Recent makes

I've been dabbling with some canvases lately.  One came together the way I imagined it would but the other one has taken a bit longer to be happier with

I was trying to challenge myself to be less conventional in my colours but haven't been happy with the end result so this canvas has been sitting around taunting me for a couple of weeks.  Last night I had the house to myself so I poured myself some wine and had another look at it.

I decided to add some white to the canvas so used a gel pen to highlight some areas which seems to have livened it up a bit.  I'm much happier with the finished picture now.

 This canvas below is quite big - I had planned to use it to make a pair of canvases but decided to do this instead.  The heart is pieced together from paper pieces. I've inked and stamped a flower and sewn that on with a button.  
The verse is from my favourite ee cummings poem which is below:

i carry your heart with me by e e cummings
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)

                                  i fear
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

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