Monday, February 7, 2011

Love Is In The Air!

We've been getting all gooey-eyed seeing romance everywhere,
and we just have one question for you:

Won't you be our Valentine?

Mary Zarbano really gets our hearts going with her vibrant expression of love. This large oil on canvas draws you in with its bold, black curves and bright red center oozing energy.

"First Anniversary"
We're mad for Joyce Lieberman's newest acrylic paintings, especially the sweetly-titled "First Anniversary"! Joyce always delivers work full of joy and emotion. They make us want to dance! Her colors pop and her quirky compositions are endearing. She paints large and small, on both paper and canvas. Joyce is passionate about her work, and makes us want to live in her world of blissful florals and mirthful still life.

"Bride and Groom"
We're simply enchanted with Kristina Swarner's delightful mixed media prints, especially her Chagall-esque bride and groom! This dreamy scene is just so charming and special, perfect for a newly married couple or that landmark anniversary. Kristina participated in our Children's Book Illustration Show in 2009 and we've been nuts over her work ever since. We have lots of little treasures from her, and their small scale makes them even more intimate and tender.

"Love Couple"
We adore these Valentine grandmas by children's book illustrator David Diaz! Painted on handmade paper with a lovely pallet of pinks and reds, David originally created these sweeties for the book "Who's That Baby?" We've got a soft spot for the pair, and the way they're holding hands...AWWW!

"Indirectly Involved"
Dan Allison's romantic-looking photogravure comes with hidden messages. We think you'll be surprised once you figure out his coded text under these beautiful rosebuds! The complicated process of creating a photogravure is definitely a labor of love, and we're taken with the complexity of this image.

"Tropical Heart"
We're sweet on Linda Warwick Smith's whimsical fused glass panels! She uses a mixture of opaque and translucent glass with a little bit of dichroic glass thrown in to add sparkle. Her fanciful heart panel fits perfectly into a stand, so all you have to worry about is finding just the right spot to display it!

Don't forget about our heart-themed jewelry! We have silver open heart necklaces from Michelene Berkey, lampworked glass heart pendants from Joshua Warwick Smith and Swarovski crystal and enamel hearts from Anne Koplik. We also have glass heart paperweights from Canadian artist Robert Held.

And if your sweetie isn't into hearts we have so much more that says "I love you," or "I like you," or "I feel obligated to get you something..."

FYI, Michelene Berkey and Linda Smith will be at our Eye Candy Jewelry Trunk Show & More this Saturday! Join us for sweet treats, both edible and non!

Saturday, February 12, 2011
1 - 5 pm

Don't forget to bring the girls and your favorite guy!

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