fingerprints of love ~ loveprints
Scenes from a typical day in this little spot on the map…..
Me (walking into the kitchen & seeing Cristy standing near the toaster): yum, that toast smells wonderful
Cristy: that’s because it’s a pop tart
Me: makes sense.
That’s a love print. A funny loving moment etched into my memory. Some love prints are tangible objects that resemble our feelings.
Our first anniversary is fast approaching. Two, in fact. Our wedding took place precisely 2 years and 1 day after the day that we met. So we have an official anniversary in addition to our own special recognition of that very first date. Our own love day.
In the spirit of giving from the heart (and also because I really suck at selecting gifts), I decided to make something for Cristy for our love day. A love print. I thought about it for a long long time (found some wonderful inspiration here) and ultimately decided on an art project, combining some of our favorite things: photography, mosaic, collage paper stripes and the seashore. In this case, the photographs act as mosaic tiles.
It’s a collage of hearts on canvas. Many of the hearts are found natural objects that now reside in our home. A few other hearts are manufactured by arranging seaglass, buttons or beads into the shape of a heart. I photographed them all.
I started assembling the collage by layering torn paper on the canvas with mod podge, then applying watercolor very lightly. The paint absorbed into the creases and torn areas. Next (channeling Pollock) I added dots and splatters.
Finally, I cut my images into 3×4 tiles, adhered them to the canvas and added a paper ruffled border. It’s just brown parcel-mailing paper cut with scissors and embellished with colored pen.
Finished it with our own personal logo at the bottom.
I’m hopeful that my sweet Cristybella and I will collaborate on another project like this, exhibiting even more artistic creativity.
Thank you for dropping by!