Beautiful piece! With love, you do take a chance and it is always great when it pays off.
Thanks Shelley, you're so right about it paying off when you take a chance.
When I saw this just as a photo on FB I had an immediate emotional response to it. It literally tugged at my heart. Now, that I see what prompted you to create it, I completely understand my own response. Love is a funny thing... it is supposed to bring joy which for me is the opposite of fear. Yet when we are opening ourselves up completely to receive it (love), for me fear is one of the first things I feel until it *is* finally reassured with love which then brings joy.
What a beautiful interpretation. It is a bit of a leap of faith but well worth it. :)
Great piece! Your use of texture is amazing...it really brings the painting to life!
I think this new piece is really strong. The texture on the tree bark and heart are wonderful!
Very striking piece! I wonder why it's so hard to give and receive love? I believe the world would be a much better place if we could let love flow more easily.
Erica, I couldn't agree with you more.
Absolutely gorgeous piece and the story behind it is wonderful too:) I am so drawn to hearts and the emotion they always elicit:):)
I'm normally not drawn to hearts, but this is stunning and really touched me. You're awesome.
Thanks everyone for all your lovely comments. I don't usually create in response to a prompt so this was an interesting challenge but I was pleased with the results. It's one of my personal favorites.
i really love this one! it's amazing!!