Jewellery making has been put on hold since April/May after an accident at work which caused an inflamed tendon and using any of my tools is very painful. The ultra-sound hasn't helped so I am now waiting on having a cortisone injection which I am NOT looking forward to as I don't like needles.
Anyway like I said earlier I have been creating artwork and since May I have been involved in a project that has been started by my friend Ang West over on The Balanced Heart Project . Every month myself and 4 other artists create 2 pieces of artwork which incorporates "hearts" as the main feature. The inspiration for this Project, is Ang's little boy, Andrew who passed away on 22nd of October 2001-please pop over to the blog for the full details. My involvement came about after Ang posted on facebook asking for artist to collaborate in a heart project. At the time I didn't know what it was about only that "hearts" were involved and as I have a rather lovely collection of "heart Art" I thought this would be a great way of collecting more original artwork. It was only after hearing Ang's story that I remembered how art and the support from my artist friends had helped me through a very dark time a few years ago and I wanted even more to "help" Ang with her healing. I am honoured to be part of this project and hope that my "hearts" help her in her journey.
Here are the hearts I sent to Ang for May and June.
|Hearts for May|
|Airdry clay hearts for June|
These are the hearts I have received from Ang -
To see all the hearts that have been created for May and June by all the artist involved please pop on over to The Balanced Heart Project blog. You can also read Ang's full story there.
I hope to be back on a regular basis with more updates of the last few months.
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