Hearts in Nature

For many years, natural heart shapes have attracted me. Often I snap a photo, and now, for the first time, they are printed on statin and silk and stitched by hand and machine. All of them are on display in the Camelot Gallery, 225 Broad Street, Nevada City, CA.

Rather than talking about technical details (which can be found in other blog posts), I’d like to share them with a few quotes.

A friend is what the heart needs all the time. ~ Henry van Dyke

"I left my Heart in the Vineyard" 10 x 10"

Note: As a whimsical element of an “overflowing golden heart”, threads extend below the image.

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca

I saw this "Green Heart" on a street in Paris. As a whimsical element of an “overflowing golden heart”, threads extend below the image.

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. ~ Gerard de Nerval

This "Primrose Heart" is from our kitchen table, 9 x 9" on silk, stitched with golden threads. The beauty of the ordinary moment is overflowing.

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

“Your Heart is More Precious than Crystal and Gold”, also 9 x 9”, silk and golden threads.

Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~ Confucius

"My love is as sold as Stone": This natural stone heart is on a path on St. Michaels Mount, Cornwall, England.

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I left my Heart in the Wild West": Saw this cactus heart in Arizona.

Love is space and time measured by the Heart. ~ Marcel Proust

"Gentle Sky Heart" from a sunrise in California

Who can see the beauty in a sunrise or sunset without feeling the awesomeness of it in their heart? ~ Unknown author

"Fiery Sky Heart" in the Sierra

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart. ~ Anthony J. d’Angelo

This "Overflowing Heart" is painted on silk and then stitched.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post celebrating hearts in nature.

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