August 16, 2008

Ravaged Heart

Tender sentiments permeate this ravaged heart.
Ravaged Heart - detail

I'm a little late, but this is what I did in response to
Sarah Whitmire's taped page soul journaling prompt. I'd like to try it again with the tape laid out in more of grid. It was a neat background for sure, but it didn't feel done until I put some writing and images on top ... so I did one of my hearts. This heart felt a little naked; I'm used to gunking a lot more mediums on top. I found a good use for some of my rusty nail collection though!

This is also my entry for Inspire Me Thursday. I didn't really plan it this way, but it includes lots of opposites ... dark and light ... hard and soft ... vulnerable and tough.

16 comments:

Vale said...

Really, really beautiful Karen! I always enjoy seeing your new work!
Hugs! Vale :)

Debby said...

Karen your art is beautiful I have visited before and I thought it had been awhile. Well worth the wait.

Lisa said...

Nice!!!! Always so glad when you post, makes the world a sweeter place. Don't know how you do it, work and school. LisaTM

Joanne Huffman said...

Another powerful journal entry. I think this heart looks more vulnerable than a lot of the others you've done; it makes the nails more harmful.

Joanne

Tracey Kazimir-Cree said...

gorgeous, Karen!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a very powerful piece and the colors compliment your composition.

Elizabeth

kiwicarole said...

Hi Karen! I'm new to your blog, dropped into check out your new page and I have to tell you I love your work!! I will be back to check on your new stuff!!
Carole in New Zealand

NANCY LEFKO said...

quite lovely....

the colors are a great choice...

Diana Evans said...

nice work...the colours are fab!

jackie said...

Karen, I love, love this piece!! The colors, the textures, the hurting heart! Beautiful and strong piece of art!!
hugs,
jackie

Karen Owen said...

Gorgeous, Karen! And it goes way beyond that. All your work has so much depth and feeling to it.

soulbrush said...

this is fabulous.

laurel said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors and all the elements.

carla said...

I really like the contrast between the soft colors and the very heavy texture! What a great piece this is.

Wabbit said...

This is terrific. I love these colors together. Marilyn

The Backporch Artessa said...

This is awesome! You are really working the textures girlfriend! I love how something so textured can still be so sweet!
It certainly inspires me!