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Melodye’s Drawing Challenge: LOVE

I LOVE that Melodye called this drawing challenge: love for this Valentine’s Day weekend.
How wonderful and welcome that is.

I really had no idea what to do for this and, coming just after (what I called) a disaster of a sketch this morning, I decided to just get my big journal, which I’ve been using for my Jeanne Oliver Reflections course, and let something happen organically.

I found the word on the page that I was looking for and stuck a piece of tape over it so it would stay unpainted, and sketched out a big heart.

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Then I just slathered acrylic paint all over the two pages.

While a batch of granola was cooking was the best time to sit down and sketch some flowers.

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Then I asked Chloe to come up to the studio and collaborate on this piece with me.

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At first we didn’t know what to paint, but then the pages took on a life of their own and, after an hour or so, layers and layers of images, collage, stamps, and paint began to come together in a beautiful painting.

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Soon it was time to take the tape off and reveal the saved message.

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And here’s our collaboration. Do you like it?

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We love it.
To me, there’s nothing better in the world than being able to collaborate on a piece of art with someone you love.

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You’ll also love stopping my Melodye’s beautiful site and feeling the love from everyone. 😀

Comments: 13

  • February 13, 2016

    I DO love it!! All of it!! Woodland creatures, beautiful blossoms, fantastical characters, postage stamps and strips of beautiful script… And best of all, that you’ve collaborated on an art project in which you’ve spoken–here and to each other–the language of love. Thank you for sharing “a love.”

  • February 13, 2016

    It is fabulous and so is the process. What a brilliant collaboration.

  • February 13, 2016

    It turned out so beautifully! I like the cat stamp in particular amongst all that gorgeous colour!

  • February 13, 2016

    as usual, as always… {collaboration in this case,} stunning!
    the granola fine too? i need to make another batch. thanks for reminding me.
    have a swinging valentine, dear

  • February 13, 2016

    simply beautiful both the collaboration and its result

  • February 13, 2016

    That’s a nice collaboration and with a great result. – eric

  • February 13, 2016

    how wonderful that you shared this piece
    i am not sure if i have ever done that
    it is alive and wonderful

  • February 14, 2016

    Hi Veronica. What a great job!
    I love to see the final result. but also I enjoyed every one of the photographs. and I love to see the place where an artist works.
    Thank you so much for sharing it.
    And yes, It is wonderful to share the work with someone you love.

  • February 14, 2016

    Dear Veronica, I defenitely love it , its such a delicate colorful and interesting journal page and what a wonderful idea celebrating love in collaborating. Awesomeness on a page.
    Wish you a wonderful day.
    Barbara bee

  • February 15, 2016

    wow, this is simply magnificent, Veronica! You and your daughter work wonderfully together, it seems… a true labor of love.

  • February 15, 2016

    Open hearted one’s able to share everything, right, dear Veronica?
    And, when you and your beloved daughter Chloe did these intimate process of making art together you doubled art and love.
    xo Ariane

  • February 16, 2016

    love the work
    and the bright colors
    they cheer me up ;^)))
    i do hope you will join again
    for this weekend i am the host…

    Patrice A.

  • February 22, 2016

    Love this! What a great challenge. So nice to be able to do this with Chloe. Bright and beautiful 😀

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