Sunday, February 6, 2011

Shaping Up with Hearts and Flowers



This little plain glass vase had been sitting in a little dark corner in my kitchen silently pleading to change it into something else. When I found that the theme for Mixed Media Monday February challenge is "Shape Up", the vase immediately popped as the candidate. This month's Melange team challenge is "Hearts and Flowers", and it seemed to me that I could mix both challenges in one vase!

I prepared the vase using layers of vintage paper and applying acrylic and water color washes. For the heart part, I wrote out a partial  text of  Shakespeare's sonnet "Love is not love" (up to "height be taken") around the base of the vase. I wrapped a tea dyed lace around the neck of the vase and added a flower on the side.



Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
   If this be error and upon me proved,
   I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

(Shakespeare, Sonnet 116)



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3 comments:

  1. I like how you incorporated the sonnet and the vase. Beautiful!

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  2. This is beautiful. Thanks for participating in the MMM challenges.

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