Monday, June 11, 2012

Circles of Love

Today's Run With Scissors' prompt was to create a design about how you love.  I decided to do a heart, with the way I love all around it.  So here are what I think are the key things about sharing love:
  • listen well
  • speak kindly
  • give without expectation of receiving
  • when you receive, be gracious
  • give the benefit of the doubt
  • share the joys and the sorrows
These are written around the heart.  Initially, I was just going to paint the heart with a watercolor wash, but instead, I used the  Diva's Challenge  to use "eccentric circles" (i.e., not perfect), to fill in the heart.  And of course, there are lots of oddly shaped circles around it too.

Yesterday's Run With Scissors' prompt was to make a list of projects to complete over the summer.  At first, I couldn't think of any!!  Maybe it's laziness or maybe it's getting older, but I don't have lots of "to-dos."  So I created some, including cook dinner 2x a week.  We tend to order in a lot, so cooking 2 dinners a week will be a big improvement over take-out.  I used Julie Fei-Fan Balzers' Edith stencil to begin the face, and then made it my own.  I might give her a bindi -- doesn't she look like she might wear one?  By the way - one of my designs was featured on Julie's blog today.  I feel very honored.


  1. I enlarged your paintings so I could see them better.I love all the tangles you did inside your eccentric circles heart. The colors are beautiful, too. It is neat the way the word "love" pops out.

  2. I like your circles within your heart.

  3. How clever. It is a lovely heart and wonderful sentiment of love!

  4. wonderful art journal pages! You did a fabulous job! :)

  5. Beautifully done in equally beautiful colors. Well done

  6. A wonderfulway to circulate the love!

  7. I love your 'secret of love' :)

  8. Ohhh, this is so much fun and so inspiring!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  9. Wow, this is amazing! Just found your blog through Moxie Fab World's blog roll....glad I did! I'm a new follower....gorgeous work!

    1. so glad you did. I'm going to check out your blog now. It's great what Cath is doing -- so many new blogs to see.

  10. lots of bright colors! i love bright and bold and i definitely see that here :)


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