Sunday, September 6, 2015

lost and found...

a few posts ago i told you of my plan for little hearts holding captured words and thoughts...

almost immediately after writing that post i became somewhat discouraged... what i was doing was not what i had originally intended at all, and it made me kind of sad, as if i'd lost my way

the plan was for them to be light and airy and delicate - fragile in a way, the way broken and mended hearts often are

they would have scraps of lace and words trapped between layers of sheer silky softness

but that was not the direction i seemed to be going - not at all

somehow i'd wandered off on another path

velvet is not light and delicate and making lace to slip words behind was not the point at all -
i found i was concentrating more on the holes and whether or not they were large enough to see anything behind them - if there were enough, or if it was all too dense - the more i tried to figure it out the worse i felt

leaving it all in a heap, i went out to the garden to putter about

it was the end of the day and the sideways slanting sun lit up the plants with a beautiful green-gold light; leaves and stems burnished gently with a golden glow

it was a transparent kind of light, one where you could easily see the delicate webbing of tiny leaves

i frowned and then i smiled and the next morning i gathered some bits and pieces and in a corner of the same silk gauze i fashioned a little bit of joy...


 outlining the heart shape, adding scraps of tissue and lace, a scrap of paper with a simple word

safe and sound



i wondered how it would look if i placed it on the velvet hearts


pretty enough - better than the other idea, but although this was an improvement for the velvet heart, the velvet was not an improvement for it


perhaps that's a different project for another day -  for now though, the little word hearts are being made in the manner originally intended

a word, a feeling, a memory, a thought... 

caught in layers of beautiful delicate cloth; held up to the light, they are at once beautiful and ragged, the way the very best hearts always are

and what was once lost was found again

13 comments:

deanna7trees said...

so beautiful and delicate. i did like the velvet as well.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

So many times when something is eluding us, if we just get away from it for a bit, it all comes together in the end, and maybe even better than we originally thought.

This heart that you have created is filled with joy and lightness!!!! I love it.

Once again you are inspiring me. I tried something new on Saturday, gave it to my sis-in-law yesterday and she loved it.

Have a wonderful time creating more of these whispy hearts made with love.

FlowerLady

gracie said...

Beautiful....

Karen B. said...

Sweet Jillayne,
so lovely and beautiful!
Many hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Createology said...

You have captured what I have been thinking of for a very long time. A delicate broken and mended heart with so much JOY to offer its recipient. Simply Perfect. No velvet needed for this beauty. The velvet will share its purpose another day. Thankfully you have found what was lost. Creative Bliss My Friend...

Magpie's Mumblings said...

So glad the lost became found - it usually does, if we learn to be quiet and listen for it. I loved your velvet hearts, but I can see that these are special.

Rachel said...

Inspiration striking when least expected...!

FredaB said...

Another beautiful and thoughtful post. Thank you Jillayne.

Hugs
FredaB

karen said...

your hearts are like little feathery petals of heaven....so light and delicate

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Jillayne, I love your beautiful hearts and they just speak to me. You are filled with so much talent.
Joy to your heart my friend. cm

Nita said...

That is beautiful! I've had an idea for awhile now to play around with sheer fabrics, voile, lace etc and create book marks for small Christmas gifts. I haven't actually sat down and started experimenting yet. Perhaps that would be a good Sunday project. You've inspired me. ��

Dorthe said...

Your white lacie heart is so very beautiful, ...also on top of the velvet one, but much more lovely and fragile looking on its own.
It is gorgeous, dear Jillayne !!
Hugs, Dorthe