there are days when i am not in a freakish or monster-y mood.
there are days when i want sweet. inspiration. encouragement.
so i started painting these little sweet hearts....
i painted them and let them sit for over a week before i decided they needed words
torn, tattered, aged words.
simple words are the best.
i have always been drawn to using words and lettering in art.
but, i remember when i was taking art classes, my instructor drilled it into our heads that our art should stand alone - that it's message should be clear without the use of words.
i guess it went it, because here i am, 20 years later, just now daring to put words into my own art...
funny, how things go in that you don't even realize did...
i also worked for an artist once who was under the impression that he had invented the heart.
it was what he was known for.
again, years have gone by and i am just now finding that i actually like the shape and color of the heart...
it makes me feel happy. and sweet.
anyway....i paint because it makes me happy.
thinking of adding these to the shoppe.
have a great friday, everybody...