I want to start today's post with a beautiful quote from Helen Keller:
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
I was inspired to incorporate this quote into a painting I created for an upcoming American Heart Association silent auction. I wanted the painting to reflect the "go red" theme, so I painted one of my favorite subject - red poppies. If you look closely, you can see the quote in between the stems, and a hint of wording at the top.
"Felt With The Heart" 24" x 30" ©Melanie Douthit
I think the painting would make a cool greeting card. What do you think?
Speaking of greeting cards, how many of you remember the cute adorable valentines we used to exchange in grade school? Here is one that brings back memories.
And here is one more little valentine images. This is a photo my hubby took a few weeks ago when he saw that his toothpaste splatter that landed in the sink made a heart. I mean, how many times does that happen?
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I so LOVE when artists hide treasures to be found only upon exploration of the artwork, very clever!ReplyDelete
I love your painting and, yes, it should be made into a greeting card!ReplyDelete
Happy Valentine's Day! Love to look through the layers to see what's hidden beneath.ReplyDelete
Yes, a greeting card! Cool pictures. thank you for sharing. Love & Grace, AnaLisaReplyDelete
Perfect quote to compliment your beautiful art piece!! I think it would make a fabulous card, wood block, print, journal cover... etc. A lovely source of inspiration! Nice to meet you Melanie~ hugs vaLerieReplyDelete
Definitely turn it into a greeting card! Love it Melanie:)ReplyDelete
Melanie- that was a great post! Loved the artwork, and that toothpaste splat was too cool!!ReplyDelete
Love your painting, it's beautiful and yes, it would make a great greeting card.ReplyDelete
Oh, I love this quote. I'm not sure anything truer has ever been spoken. Happy Valentine's Day to you. Hope your day was filled with lots of love.ReplyDelete
Perfect card...one of my favorite quotes!ReplyDelete
Loved your painting and very special quote. The old fashioned Valentine and toothpaste heart was a wonderful treat. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Melanie, this piece is gorgeous! Yes it would make a great card. I say create some more in a similar style but in different color palettes. Really nice!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous painting. It would make a great greting card and so much more possibly pillows, dishes etc.... Love it!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful painting you've created for the American Heart Assoc.--they are going to jump all over that! I also love the quote you've shared by Helen Keller:)ReplyDelete
I just LOVE your art - so cheerful!ReplyDelete
Love your quote and your gorgeous red poppies!ReplyDelete
It is a wonderful painting for a great cause (and yes, I think it would make a great greeting card)!ReplyDelete
p.s. I hope it's okay I pinned your toothpaste heart onto my pinterest heart board (I labeled it with your name and it links back here.)
What a gorgeous painting! Absolutely love that quote and how you incorporated it into your piece :)ReplyDelete
Love what you have done.....love what you have said!ReplyDelete
What an absolutely beautiful painting!! And I love how you have included the quote in your work. Yes it would be awesome as a greeting card!!ReplyDelete