Sunday, February 7, 2010

"Last Year..."

...I artistically
celebrated the week before Valentine's Day
with a series of hearts I called
the "Black Heart" series.
The were heavily zentangled and very tatoo-like.
(You can check out the whole series here.)
This year...
I am looking forward
to celebrating with a week of "Lemony Hearts"
the palettes of which are inspired
by the luscious "lemony yellow" lemons on our tree.
This first piece
was drawn lead free in my zen journal...
and...
as you will see...
became the theme of many of the pieces to follow.
I hope you, in turn,
will look forward to seeing all of them.
Stay tuned...:)

Do you know the land where the lemon-trees flower?
~
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“The farther backward
you can look,
the farther forward you are likely to see.”
~Winston Churchill

21 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I love these works with an eyeball. They make me so happy to see them.

Jennifer Lawson said...

Beautiful, Margaret. Your wonderful colors brighten my gray Maine day.

studio lolo said...

Such a beauty! The eye makes it so mystical ;) I look for ward to seeing the rest of the series.

I miss lemon trees in abundance like back in CA. I did a mural there once of a lemon vine around a huge window for a room where they let their rabbits play! The huge lemon tree was just outside the window so it was easy to do it from 'life.'

Julie said...

Wow...how cool and zen-like is this??? I love yellow...these lemon colored art works will be sensational, as is all of your art, Margaret!!!

Momma Ninja said...

Love it! Your colors and designs are stunning (as usual)

rrARTz said...

I love the contrast and rich colors!

Sharon said...

Very unique! I like it! Love the yellows in the heart and the eye. :)

Anonymous said...

I love this piece! Every element is beautiful. Can't wait to see more.

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phthaloblu said...

This is too cool. Love the colors and the design.

deepazartz said...

Beautiful!!!

Teri C said...

Wow, this is so different. Using yellow is very unique and non-traditional.

Sandra said...

It's a joy to check your blog and see your creative work.

soulbrush said...

oh yes i do remember, this year i am bowing out, too much to do already, but will watch yours with such pleasure, this one is fantastic, time for a new swap i think!!

lyn said...

Always fun to visit your blog, I admire the "post everyday" dicipline!
Continued success!

Molossus said...

So sunshiny!

EVA said...

Another gorgeous one! Lemons - very cheerful! February is such a dreary month here, I look forward to seeing more! They help to cheer us all up!

PAK ART said...

I'm loving the new eye theme! The colors are gorgeous as usual - you do have a talent for picking great colors! ps I received my valentine yesterday - thank you so much for thinking of me!

Alex said...

THe theme is absolutely catchy, and your zentangles are PERFECT! :)

Vanessa said...

that is totally beautiful i would SO get a tattoo like that! i doubt it would come out that well though :) you know me and my hearts though! xoxo

marianne said...

I do look forward to see them all, they will be just as pretty as this one!