Thursday, October 16, 2008

This Thursday is all about....Art from your Heart


I am quite enamoured with the theme of this week's This Thursday is all about challenge...Art From Your Heart. I can't wait to see all of the personal pieces created for it. This is mine. It is a canvas that was designed for a blog swap hosted by the marvelously talented Marilyn Rock. Marilyn challenged us to create a piece about our childhood. The only stipulations were that it had to have a childhood photo of us and that it had to have a word that expressed our childhoods. This photo was taken of me at a fashion show. In the actual picture I am receiving a flower from a fellow "model" who just happens to be a young boy. When I thought about my childhood what struck me most was that I was cherished. I was the first born on both my mother's and father's sides and every photograph of me from birth to about 3 years shows me with relatives being doted on and loved. The snippet of poetry I hand printed on the piece just captures this sentiment so I dedicate the artwork to all those who surrounded me with love, who cherished me and who took the time to nuture in me a love of life and of nature.

19 comments:

Kris Dickinson said...

This is beyond gorgeous Heather!

Sherry said...

Very personal and a wonderful idea for using yourself in your work...great prompt for that canvas. I love the outfit -- I seem to recall having a few outfits like that myself!! Brings back fond memories and how sweet the boy giving you a flower!!!

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Oh, I love this! It is just the sweetest, and you are such a doll-now and then!!
hugs, chris

KardKrazy said...

What a lovely piece of art, Heather!

Gaby Bee said...

This is fabulous! It looks so rich and lovely. Once again you have done a wonderful job.
Gaby xo

Susie Little said...

Gorgeous work Heather thanks for taking part!xx

My name is CINDY...... said...

It's a beautiful piece Heather, all the more special because it is so personal.

Marilyn Rock said...

I love what you did for the Blog challenge here and it's a perfect piece for this current one. It's so meaningful and beautiful!

I am wondering if you got your exchange piece yet? I mailed it out almost two weeks ago. Hugs, Marilyn

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous, love it.

Anne said...

What a beautiful, touching, personal piece! Thanks for sharing it. I especially like the cheerful colors you picked to go with your cheerful theme.

Chriss Rollins said...

B=r=a=v=o soooo talented.
the background is amazing.
you have wonderful memories which you shared in your post.
thanku.
have a lovely weekend.
chriss x

Linda said...

That is absolutely beautiful Heather....very special.
Linda xxx

rattytatty@fsmail.net said...

Wow what a stunning peice, and a great reminder of your cherished childhood. Great artwork with a great post
Thanks for joining in this thursdays challege

Barbara said...

this is fabulous Heather.

Dawn said...

Adorable and such a wonderful post to read!
Great memories Heather....

Mieke said...

Wow,this is so beautiful!!!!!!!!1

Barbara Hagerty said...

How fabulous to describe your childhood as "cherished"! Your artwork so reflects this!! what a beautiful and precious piece! You have brought back fond memories of my own childhood by sharing your memories!! Thanks, Heather!!

Gabrielle Madsen said...

This is absolutely darling!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

What a precious little model you made! Love your canvas from the heart!!!