I found these red mercury hearts and had them in a little container. I wasn't sure what would become of them. I was just waiting for some little spark of creativity. Sometimes my creative ideas come fragmented and other times I know exactly what I am going to do. This was a fragmented process. Like JoAnna from Mosshill Studios I love mercury glass, and to utilize these hearts in altar devotional pieces was something I was wanting to do in some way. I decided I would do something that spoke of passion, love, expression. Using the red coral, I felt that it could symbolize fire, energy and movement. The crystals are the light. So with all the elements in motion, I created the series I call...HEARTS ON FIRE.
Yesterday, while I was finally posting new photos and adding to my blog, my computer crashed several times. SO....here my photos sit on my site...stretched and deformed (they didn't look that way when I previewed the blog...)and I am not able to edit anything here because the computer crashes everytime! Getting through the type errors and bad english might be painful....:-(
Joanna Pierotti has this great give away on her site. Just tell her your wish or prayer for 2009 and see if this is angel could be yours. JoAnnA has amazing creations and her creative expression is endless. I believe her site has a new look as well. Thanks JoAnnA for being such a great friend, mentor and patient teacher!
HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone here! I took some time off from my blog because we moved to the downtown area of Boise in this great historical area. The house is 100 years old. Initially, we didn't think it needed that much work, but it turned into a little more of "a project" than we thought. Also, moving just when the cold weather was beginning was a little challenging while holiday festivities were in full force taking most of my time. We are now seeing light at the end of the tunnel....
My boyfriend Scott
(this is him in his holiday outfit...notice the holiday tee shirt?) This how both of us looked most of the time this past month. In the midst of all the painting and organizing.... he managed to make, finish, and paint one of the built-ins in the bedroom area for my "budding" altar.
Finally, I was able to unwrap and unpack the items I inherited from my grandmother's altar. It was such a great gift to put her favorite pieces with the devotional art I have made.
With the mirror behind the pieces, the reflected light makes it much more beautiful than the photo indicates.