Friday, January 22, 2010
Yesterday I finished 3 more pages in my art journal. This page with the heart took me a long time. For the past few days I had been thinking through the idea of being brokenhearted. I don't frequently feel brokenhearted as a mama, but it's definitely been part of journey. A very real and confusing and hard part of the journey. I really wanted to represent that in this book, but I felt like it was such a complicated emotion to craft.
Initially I was envisioning a heart that I rip in half and then use some kind of hardware to hold the two pieces together. But, that didn't feel quite right. It felt too severe. Then I thought about hearts that are depicted with a cupid's arrow piercing them and that felt closer to what I was going for: a pierced heart, but not in an entirely bad way. A few weeks ago I had bought these old clock hands at a flea market and decided to use them for this project. I like how the clock hands add an element about time.
The heart that I used was a leftover Valentine decoration from our crafting shenanigans on Monday.
And that's where I'm at. I plan to finish this up this afternoon while Isaac snoozes, so you might hear from me again today! ;)