Wednesday, January 13, 2010

hearts

I rarely make holiday cards but this year was moved to create a few collagraph plates and thence the prints for cards. This works nicely for easy to replicate, yet "original" (you can feel the paint with your finger) cards. On this one I later added the stenciled rectangles.

Each one comes out different. There are really two hearts on this plate, but I like the sort of modernesque feel to the top blurred heart.

Sending prayers for Haiti earthquake victims.

19 comments:

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

These are pretty. You seem to be having fun with these. Yes I woke up to hearing about that devastating earthquake. So horribly sad. Life can sure change big time in just 45 seconds. Makes us apprecate life in the 'now' time. I pray they get lots of help.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Such fun cards. I too am praying for those in Haiti.

Lynn said...

These are so lovely Suki. Your collagraphs are terrific. Love the Valentines!!!!

Yes, more prayers. So many lost. So sad. Devistating!

Clevelandgirlie said...

Life is so unpredictable. I've been glued to the news for the last two days. Horriffic. Lots and lots and lots of prayers are necessary.

Your cards are so clever. It looks like you know how to have fun all by yourself, Suki. I too am in the process of making hearts. I've always loved hearts.

marianne said...

Wonderful cards Suki!
Just heared the news here on Haiti, so tragic.... Hope they will get help soon.I will keep them in my thoughts.

Take care
>M<

Teri C said...

What a timely and beautiful project and serendipetous with the those poor people.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

These heart collagraphs are charming and make great art cards.
I would so like it if you could send me the info on the poem a day site you mentioned on my blog...thank you!
Mary Ann

old pajamas said...

Beautiful 'header'; there is just something wonderful about rust. Lovely cards...I'm expecting one...

studio lolo said...

Wonderful collagraphs! You do well with those.

I got my lovely card today. I really like the collage (and the message.) Thank you Suki.

I did hear a thaw was coming in the next couple of days followed by more bitter cold which would refreeze everything. I'm not sure if the thaw will make it as far north as you. Fingers crossed!

Sounds like you had a delicious dinner with your son ;)

willow said...

Oh, yes, these are nice. I especially like the top one, Suki.

Cat said...

oh my, these are just lovely! My thoughts and prayers also going out to those in Haiti...sending all the healing energy I can muster...

parisdreamtime said...

Suki, thanks for sharing those collographs, I love the second one, with the abstract heart, bleeding, or growing, or expanding, or going fuzzy, or being wrapped up, or melting with hot love, or flowing away...:)
have a wonderful day
love
Andrea

parisdreamtime said...

PS Haïti, oh my god, this is, as so often, falling upon the already so poor people, more prayers from me together with you and your readers here!
Andrea

Marion said...

I love your bleeding hearts...they make an incredible statement, especially with the devastation in Haiti and surrounding areas. So terribly sad, so many lives lost...

Suki, your parcel will take some time to get here, as it will be tied up in customs for a time. Please don't worry...I will let you know the instant it arrives. And thank you, I am looking forward to it!

Annie said...

Funny Suki, I did a heart collagraph too, my first one, thanks to your post a while back, posting it today.
I was in tears yesterday about Haiti, so shocking, so many lives gone.
xoxo

Lynette said...

What gorgeous heart cards Suki, I love both of these!! The terrible devastation in Haiti, it's just so heartbreaking... I did read today where there are finally some relief ships and planes arriving, they need help there so bad!
Suki, thank you for the very gorgeous card you mailed me, I recieved it yesterday. I'm so glad you got your book back and I'm glad you liked the page I made for your book, thanks so much!! Your leaf print is so gorgeous!!

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I'd like to exchange links with you to help spread some traffic around between each other. Please let me know if this is possible. Until then, keep up the good work.

Jason
ThatVACATIONfeeling.com

kj said...

wow suki, it is so much fun for me to see what you come up with. who couldn't fall in love with these hearts? and i see you've inspired annie.

how are you? i hope your year is looking pretty even sailing so far. i wish the snow on the ground here would melt, if just for a little bit and then i would be okay with a giant snowstorm that closed everything down.

The Artist Within Us said...

The subject matter 'heart' is very dear to me and I wanted to extend my sincere gratitude for your words. I know it was not an easy post to have comment to because of the subject matter. Each comment that was left I cherish and hold close.

I think you tapped into why some become poets and artists.

One day I will have walked from darkens, until then I must learn to see what a blind person has already discovered . . .

Warmest regards,
Egmont