I've missed you! I have not been able to work on my art at all for the past three weeks, and it's been KILLING me! Seriously, you artsy people out there will understand what I'm talking about. We need to create, right? Making art is like getting my life battery recharged.
So, here's my excuses: First, I had a HUGE project at my day job that sucked up every ounce of free time that I normally could come up with, and then, my sweet little angel baby boy fell down the stairs the night before his second birthday and broke his leg!
Oh my gosh, can you even handle that sweet face? Honestly, my heart broke in two!
The good news is that it's been a couple of weeks now, and he's been handling everything great! He is just such a good boy - so brave and so sweet!
So, agh, life has been toughening me up a bit lately.
This week, I finally feel like I'm able to function somewhat normally.
And, yay, that means new art to offer you!
I've had the idea for this art piece for a couple of months now. I was inspired one Sunday morning as I was getting ready for church. I had my "Church Songs" playlist going on my ipod, and this song came on:
"Jesus Said Love Everyone" Performed by Paul Cardall
It's called, "Jesus Said Love Everyone" by Moiselle Renstrom (the same lady who wrote "Once there was a Snowman." She is so awesome!). It's a song I've sung in church ever since I was a little girl. Here's the lyrics, if you're interested.
The funny thing is that it was written as a 30-second little ditty, but then Paul Cardall magically turned it into this 4-minute instrumental masterpiece. He is amazing, by the way! So talented!
So, anyway, the song came on, and it just struck me all of a sudden - "I need to make an art piece of this!"
So I did. : )
I actually created this piece a few weeks ago, before my life fell apart, but I just needed to put some finishing touches on it tonight.
See, at first, I wasn't quite sure which direction to go in, so I decided to take a vote from my lovely Facebook friends.
Here's what I posted:
And here are the results (most popular to least popular):
A - 15
C - 9
F - 3
D - 3
E - 1
B - 1
Hmmm, interesting, interesting. You know what I learned from this? I learned that I should trust my original instinct. I, personally, liked A the best too, but I was second guessing myself because I thought it might be too colorful for other people. Me? I like to decorate with every color of the rainbow, but I know that's not everyone's style.
But, "A" was clearly the winner, and I think it probably also had a lot to do with the circle border, too.
When, I posted the picture, I was predicting that "C" would be the winner, and it did come in second place. That is a really pretty color, right?
So, anyway, as I was saying, tonight, I finally had some time to do my final tweaks, and here is what I have decided to offer for sale to the world:
My personal favorite, the orange rainbow one:
And for those of you who prefer a more subtle color pallete:
Ahh, it's nice to be back in my artsy land! I think I'll go celebrate with a midnight bowl of ice cream.
Good-night! : )
P.S. And keep an eye out next Valentine's season - I'll be offering a limited edition Valentine's version!