Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentines Day to all!

 A time of year for hearts and love, a time for showing that you care.  At the midpoint between the shortest day and the spring equinox, we mark on the calendar "Valentines Day".
 Valentine fairies land in the stone vases at Artisans Hand, chenille and silk scarves by yours truly.
 My kitty Echo pulls at my heart strings, the beauty urging me to capture the form.  I even made sketches, but they aren't loaded on this computer.  I need more practice too.
 Love his paws, makes me pause.
Such a sweet sleeper in his favorite spot on our bed.  He finds some of the best favorite spots for sleep.
Ah, the call for red at this time of year.  The red heart, the blood pounding.  we are still alive after the cold winter winds, the dark days lighten.  We breathe hoping for the scent of spring in the air; alas, perhaps still too cold, but the dream of spring has come alive again.  Our hearts swell and we love those who help us feel more alive.  Blessings to you all, followers of the blog, wanderers on the net.  Best heartfelt wishes to you all.


Sophie Munns said...

Happy Valentines Maggie...
love those heart shaped flowers...gorgeous!

Really like the feel of the painting... and don't the cats look at home ... cat...cats... sorry...It very late and should be horizontil by now... wanted to say hello... and thanks for your great visit to homage... and warm message... really means something.

Have been doing quite a bit of research lately...

Natsuo said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

I also like this flower shaped heart. In Japan, we call it "taitsurisou"...means "plant fishing sea bream". I want to put eyes on it.

Echo's sleep melt us!

Maggie Neale said...

Sophie, thanks for your heartfelt message and your visits with me. Keep up the important research and let your art shine too.

Maggie Neale said...

Natsuo, thanks for your message. it was drawings of your cats that inspired me to draw and photograph Echo...glad you saw these!
"plant fishing sea bream" like that and one has an eye already. Blessings to you and Hiroshi.

ArtPropelled said...

The painting is glorious! I'm kicking myself for missing the lucky draw for the scarf. Aah well, if you snooze you lose :-)

Maggie Neale said...

Hi Robyn, Thanks for giving me the term "lucky draw". I'll do it again....Glorious on the painting...thanks again.