Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Have a Heart....

 The "I love you" theme of Valentine's Day was put to good use this year by Maddi's, a local Charlotte art gallery.    Owners Diane and Madis Sulg asked their gallery artists to contribute a heart-themed piece for a  sale benefiting Pat's Place .   Diane and Madis are taking no commissions and donated all proceeds...kudos to them.  

Pat's Place provides long-term assistance to children who are victims of sexual abuse by acting as a "hub" through which law enforcement and counseling agencies can operate.  The folks at Pat's Place help victims and their families through the steps of the investigative process.  They also help families navigate the confusing and fragmented systems of child protective services in an effort to reduce trauma and promote healing for children and their caregivers. 

Have a Heart

My piece was the little framed heart seen above...a bit of heart-shaped fabric fused to a turquoise and  orange batik background, black ink to outline some of the elements, and a bit of couched "Razzle Dazzle" thread (as seen below) completed the piece.

A little heart for Valentine's Day

It was enough fun to get me thinking about a series of heart shaped pieces.  "Have a Heart 2" is almost complete...I just need to mount it in the frame -----

Have A Heart 2

Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!