This is a very special project that I have been working on and I had become stuck and was struggling with her face for like a few weeks. But like always, my Lord always provides me with what I need...it's like he sent down the angels down to help me out with much needed inspiration and around 3 am while I was praying/singing the Divine Chaplet of Mercy (as I almost always do each morning if I'm up)...she arrived! I felt like I was able to express exactly what I wanted to for this piece.
I first created Valentina in 2009 on a 16"x 20" Canvas and each year since then I create an annual version, I was hoping to have a little slideshow of them by now but since I got her done down to the wire I didn't have a chance yet. So each year she looks pretty much the same just a lot smaller 9"x12". Well this year I decided that I wanted to create her with her eyes closed and I painted her on a 10"x10" canvas.
The reason that I struggled with this piece was because I decided that I wanted this piece to be the one that I donate to Charity Wings and I was trying too hard to make it perfect...I even painted her with eyes at first...but they just didn't look good enough for me and I was going to keep working on them but then my heart spoke to me...you know, I should've known better to try anything than what my heart first wanted in the first place...lol! So like as I was saying earlier...at 3 am she arrived...and you know what? I am truly happy with how this piece came out! I really hope that this will be good enough for Charity Wings but at least I know that I am happy in my heart about this!
I was hoping to post some jewelry that I created in my Etsy Boutique too but not only has time began to speed up even more since my B-day last week but we have also been getting busier...especially this weekend...so I probably won't be able to add those until next week! Hope you all have a Blessed Valentine's Day and weekend!