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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I Heart You!

I had made this paper fabric a long time ago... this project is a result of that heavily painted pepto-bismol pink fabric paper I had made.  And it's been a real lesson for me. Especially since I not thrilled with it AT ALL.  And I came real close to  throwing it away.    

But I didn't throw it away, and several weeks ago, cleaning out the studio --- decided what the heck?!  Cut it up.  Nothing to lose.  So I did, added some favorite fabric, ribbons and other doodles. So whatdayaknow, I like it!  I feel like I was re-living the commerical - the one with the kids in the (I think it was Life cereal) commercial, who would only eat the cereal if "Mikey" liked it and they would say "Hey Mikey Likes It!" 
Well... I like it! 
So the picture above shows some of the ideas I auditioned for embellishing the piece.  And then, suddenly, an idea occurred to me.   I loved the idea of making this pink 'thing'... into a HEART! 
And it becomes "I HEART YOU!"

And it sold~! 

End of story!  Well not quite.

And just like the "Island of Misfit Toys" ~  just goes to show ya, there's a place for everything and everyone. Fabric... or toy! 

XO
Leslie

4 comments:

HollyM said...

It's lovely! I never throw away anything I think of as a failure because many times I pull them out a year later and make them into something that might end up being one of my favorites.

robin said...

I remember the Mikey commercial. :) And I like the heart, too! To think that you were close to throwing it in the trash - trash to treasure! :) Which reminds me of "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also" Luke 12:34.

Sandy Wamble LMT said...

Aww I love it and the perfect scripture by Robin, you girls rock. I will not throw away my misfits, they may be treasure some day!

Kristin said...

Cool heart!

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