Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hearts in the Spring

Spring has sprung, and I have my Spring Heart Tree up to celebrate the new season. For those of you who don't already know, the origin of my seasonal heart trees was two years ago. After taking down the Christmas Tree, I was grousing to my hubby, David, about how much I disliked taking the Christmas decorations down because, as I told him, " then everything is just grey and blah." My Christmas Tree had some small handmade quilted hearts, and I had other Christmas hearts around the house, in bowls and tucked into nooks and crannies. I said that maybe I should make some Winter hearts to celebrate Winter. David said, in his usual way, "Do it!" So I went on to make the Winter Hearts, and then Spring Hearts, and Fall Hearts as well. This year my Spring Heart Tree has the addition of bright flowers. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

7 Card Draw Art Swap

I belong to a group called the "7 Card Draw." The members of this group do ACEOs, little paintings and/or drawings that are 2.5" by 3.5." Each month, the leader of the group, Pam, picks a name of one of the members who then gets to pick 7 ACEOs from the pool. Watch for a future post about the cards I just won. For now I want to talk about another idea, the swap. In a swap, all the names get put in a hat, and then are picked so that two artists are put together, and each one sends the other one, one or more ACEO's. These are the beautiful ACEOs that Marlene did and sent to me. Aren't they lovely?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Winter Celebration

Last year I put up a Winter Heart Tree, after taking down my Christmas Tree decorations. The origin of this idea was something I had thought about for a long time, but never mentioned out loud, until last year. Every year I would love having the Christmas decorations up and then feel so let down after they were all put away. Because then it was just grey and blah outside. I thought that I should create some Winter Hearts so I could celebrate Winter instead of disliking it so much. (Having handmade hearts on my tree was already a tradition.) So I mentioned this to my hubby and he loved the idea. I got busy and created lots of quilted handmade hearts in shades of blue and white. This year I added some baby's breath and silk flowers ... hope you like it.

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