Monday, July 2, 2012

I'm in LOVE

A Work in Process
I'm in love with the Pablo Neruda and his Love Sonnets.  In fact, I am busy trying to create a piece of wall art using Alisa Burke's technique, however I have slightly modified the process.  Step One was to prime the canvas with interior white paint.  Step Two was to have my daughter begin expressing herself artistically on the canvas...she is not yet two.
The Artist at Work

Step Two will take is a large canvas, and after about fifteen minutes the artist loses interest.

Here is my selected quote from Love Sonnet XVII by Pablo Neruda

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” 
― Pablo Neruda100 Love Sonnets

Still a Work in Process
Step Three was for me to write the quote on the canvas using a specialized Sharpie Marker.  However, we still need more of Step Two after the quote is written.  I want the artist to paint over the words-her paints will allow the quote to still be seen.  I'll keep you updated on what the final project looks like, but in the mean time...

What in your life can you say you are in love with?  Write about it!  What does it mean to you...what would your life would be without it...OR use Pablo Neruda's quote and create something with it.

If you like, share your response or your creation to this prompt in the comment section...

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