I understand why red roses have traditionally symbolized love -though the flower is beautiful, it is fragile, & the thorns that surround the beauty ever threaten your enjoyment of it……..my DH bought me home 6 bunches of red roses in appreciation of my Message in a Bottle of Valentine’s Wishes for him & I have spent SOME time this evening putting them in vases (after I used them as props for my photos of course!) Our 28 years of love have sometimes been a rocky path & it is nice to think that despite that, we can still find things to be thankful & appreciative of in each other. We are not by any means the perfect couple – however our love has found a comfortableness like your favourite slippers that feels nice when we are not both so filled with work (we work together) & we take time to appreciate each other. All of the imagery for these pieces is from Alpha Stamps.
Here is my latest creation – A Message in a Bottle (Psalms) made from a 5″ high little bottle. It is a special Christmas Gift to someone who has been particularly encouraging to my faith. I have to say up front, that I am not the originator of the idea to decorate/embellish little bottles. I have many of them, having collected them for years…….but it was the beautiful work of Cathleen LeVeque of Urban Rosary that inspired me to add to them. My dear art friend JoAnnA Pierotti introduced me to Cathleen’s beautiful work & I have been dreaming of doing something with a bottle ever since! (actually to be fair, when I first looked – I could only dream of ever owning one, however now I notice that there is quite a range of moderately priced pieces in Cathleen’s Etsy Store now) This piece has more of Rosie’s cast off jewellery pieces. Art Nouveau is one of my fav. design periods & I was really excited when I found this peice in the stash! The stopper is another light fitting peice & the text behind the figure is stamped onto the paper roll of a REALLY old adding machine that I bought. The typed text are verses from Psalms from a 1900’s bible I have for the purpose of integrating verses into my art…..I already have some more of these ‘cooking’ each one a different Message in a Bottle.
Wow, it’s absolutely beautiful, I must hunt through my cupboards now to find some nice bottles!
How ABSOLUTELY delicious!! I just love it, I just LOVE it!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx