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Valentine's Art

A few days ago I found these colored pencil works. They'd been abandoned in a dusty old portfolio in my studio:

"Celebrating Ersulie's Love" c. 2008 Stephanie Rose Bird, watercolor pencils


                    "Open Hearts" c. 2008 Stephanie Rose Bird, prismacolor pencils


                          "Feelings" c. 2008 Stephanie Rose Bird, prismacolor pencils


                    "Overpouring" c. 2008 Stephanie Rose Bird, prismacolor pencils

                 "Layers of Love" c. 2008 Stephanie Rose Bird, prismacolor pencils


Lessons Learned:

1. What you have may surprise you.

2. Hidden treasures can be right under your nose.

3. You never know what you will discover and when.

4. It's entirely possible to pleasantly surprise yourself with what you've done but forgotten.

5. Love is a powerful emotion, especially when shared.


Have a happy St. Valentine's Day!

Comments

  1. Ooohhh I just love that first image. I am relatively new to the group and happy to find new art friends. Glad to say I am a new follower. xo

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  2. Thanks so much Dea! I'm following your blog and your posts on google+. Nice to meet through our mutual group!

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  3. OOh I love this so much! Gorgeous work!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. Beautiful!! I especially like the first piece and the last one. Very nice.

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  5. Beautiful hearts! My favorite one is Open Hearts. :)

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  6. These are beautiful! I love the way you capture the vibrancy and emotion of each piece and yet there is a softness to each one. Happy Valentine's Day <3

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    1. So nice to hear from you Renata. I've been out of the loop but will be over to see what you've been blogging about shortly. Thank you and Happy St. Valentine's Day to you!

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