I just finished this piece. I just put the last turn on the rusty vintage screw that I just rooted around for on the porch that holds the metal daisy in place. I had to finish it – it’s been one of those weeks and I had to do something that would make me feel good, make me feel happy, make me feel productive, make me feel like I was doing what I was put on this planet to do: find as many paths to love within myself as I possibly can and put that love back out into the world in as many ways as I possibly can. It is not always easy, but in the end it is always worth it.
This mixed media piece was created on a 14 1/4” x 20 3/8“ wood board with paint and various paper elements, including a vintage map of the world, vintage sheet music, postage and green stamps, and adapted text from a vintage piano piece called “Love is the Sweetest Thing,” words and music by Ray Noble, copyright 1932.
I love vintage sheet music – I feel like I could find a million ways to use it. For this piece, it seemed one of the only elements that made sense. Music is love over the airwaves, the outburst of one’s soul…
This sheet music-inspired piece will be available in my Etsy shop tomorrow. I hope you’ll take a peek. In the meantime, make sure you do something that makes you happy and remember that love is the sweetest thing.