when kelly invited me to participate in her valentine banner exchange, i jumped at the chance to work with this group of amazing artists. the goal was simple: download the provided template, cut the paper, and create until your heart is content (no pun intended).
it has been a few years since i took on such a project. once upon a time, i participated in a variety of swaps, exchanges, and round robins. due to the demands of the day to day and time constraints, i only participate in one exchange a year. i do miss the excitement of the swap such as meeting new artists and receiving incredible works, but most of all, the experience of stretching myself creatively, exploring new medias and mediums, and the inspiration i feel from the other artists as well as the newness of the project.
for this exchange, i decided to break out my paints and acrylic inks. using techniques i learned from jesse reno and other intuitive artists, I searched for shapes and images, which would create the composition. It did not surprise me that i would see the Buddha in many of these abstracts. i had recently had a dialogue with a dear friend about universal love and surrender so my subconscious gravitated towards those symbols.
i hope the ladies enjoy these hearts as much as i did making them. i will be posting the valentines i receive over the next few postings.
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