Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Late family Valentine's Day party and the tissue paper flower heart

Acrylic on canvas
18 x 20 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
The image tonight is of the model at my art group tonight.
It was nice to be there for a little while and see the people.

On Sunday night we had our family Valentine's Day party
because Sam was home from university and all of us were
pretty busy on the actual day.  The kitchen was decorated
and I wrapped the last tissue paper peony onto the wreath,
and hung it up on the back door a second before
Christopher and Megan came through the front door.
The heart was loosely based on the lovely tissue paper
heart on the cover of Martha Stewart's February issue.  I
went out with a friend to get the tissue paper a few weeks
ago, and started the heart then -- but this was a lot of work.
On Sunday I made a big push to get it done -- thinking otherwise
what was the point.  I'm not really a crafter, but thought this
would be a snap.  It wasn't. I think there are at least 80 flowers wired onto
our frame.
 The Valentine's Day Heart
a la Martha Stewart

So a big poufy extra Valentine's Day wish to you.   May
all of your days be filled with people who love you so
much they'd make you a huge tissue paper heart.

Have a loving -your-life day. 


Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara,
That is a magnificent heart - job well done!



had to laugh-tried a few of Martha Stewart's crafts -they aren't easy-but the thing I love about attempting craft projects is I find new tools to use in paintings and usually abandon the craft project.

Nicki said...

Hi Barbara,

What a wonderful way to welcome your family home! It turned out great!

Love to you!

cohen labelle said...

Wow you are a party girl - I can imagine that was a prolonged undertaking - but it's really beautiful! Love the portrait too!

love, Marcia

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Josephine,

It is pretty awesome -- much more impressive in person. Thanks for your help with this one -- getting the dollar store tissue paper with me, helping with the first flowers.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Chris,

I'm a major Martha fan. And she's usually so right on -- like when she starts making her Valentine's on January 8 -- that's right. The rest of us just muddle on, and somehow it all works out.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

We are a festive and funny bunch. It was so nice to have a dinner all together.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

True. Thanks for a great impromptu party the other night. So nice to see the children having a great time too.



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