Wednesday, December 23, 2020

The meaning of love


Today I'm once again joining Tracey of Hotchpotch Creations our host this month at Art Journal Journey with her theme What is the meaning of

With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it would be fun to explore the meaning of LOVE.

We have to ask ourselves what does love mean to each of us.

This fortune from a fortune cookie tells us 

it is the glue that holds everything together.

I, on the other hand,

prefer the dictionary definition(s).

I have chosen three, all nouns:
a profoundly tender, passionate
affection for another person.
a feeling of warm personal
attachment or deep affection, as
for a parent, child, or friend.
sexual passion or desire.
I think this covers just about every feeling that most of us associate with love.

I took this photo so you could see the texture I created on the page before I added the heart.

For this page, I started with 110 lb cardstock I swiped blue and white waves on the page.  Over that I laid down water in the shape of a heart.  Then I colored the heart with deep red watercolors.    Finally, I added the fortune and the computer generated and colored definition.

Thanks so very much for visiting Bleubeard and me today, and we would love to also see you at Art Journal Journey with your own take on The Meaning Of.

21 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

We definitely need more love in the world! Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

Reckon a lot of people have a huge amount of love in their hearts these days and months that can go nowhere.
A perfect, if sad or helping work for these hard times.
Sending you big virtual hugs... and love xx

Laurie said...

Where would we be without love that’s one thing a machine cannot replace,,,,,,thank you for sharing your beautiful creations and thoughts.

My name is Erika. said...

Wow Elizabeth! You have outdone yourself. I love the tinges of blue in the background and that perfect fortune. Hearts are a fabulous shape, so another reason I love this page. This is great for Tracey's challenge. Hope your day goes well. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful page! Love the sentiment contained within the pretty heart, so true 😁. Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas filled with joy, peace and of course love! Hugs, Jo x

DVArtist said...

Elizabeth this is a post that should be sent to everyone. There is so much love in people and some need to know it right now. A wonderful piece of art. Have a the best day.

Jeanie said...

I love this piece, Elizabeth. It is simple and it says it all. Right now I feel we all need all the love we can get and the message here is perfection.

Sending all good wishes for a Merry and beautiful Christmas. Be safe and well and thank you for all your visits and comments in this year (and before!)

CJ Kennedy said...

Nice sentiment

Susan Kane said...

How beautiful! You have a gift.

Today is our 48th anniversary! This was perfect.

craftytrog said...

A wonderful page Elizabeth, and a great definition of the word Love.
Alison xox

Divers and Sundry said...

A lovely reminder.

Sandra Cox said...

Thumbs up on this piece. Love is indeed the glue.

Mae Travels said...

That's a profound question. It could have many answers -- as many as there are lovers!

I like Shakespeare's sonnet:
"Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove."

be safe... mae at

My name is Erika. said...

You don't need to publish this comment but I wanted to thank you for the links. I just got a chance to look though and read the links. Lindsborg sounds interesting. I hadn't heard of it before. It seems like it is very proud of its Swedish Heritage. And those horses are a bit pricey, aren't they? Thanks again!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

No pun intended but this is lovely Elizabeth, just what we all need as many of us are apart from our loved ones. Yes Love certainly is the glue that keeps it together. Sending Christmas wished your way just incase I miss you Hugs Tracey xx

Rita said...

Love does hold us together! Lovely page. :)

Elkes Lebensglück said...

that are wonderful posting for rains topic, i have searched with you and seen it wonderfully experienced thank you!!!
Happy Merry Christmas, hugs Elke

sirkkis said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2021.
Thank you for sharing your creativity, Elizabeth.

Neet said...

Love is something we need in abundance as who we are and I hope you realise that there is a lot of love coming over to you via the air waves.
What a wonderful page to herald the start of the Christmas Holiday season.
Sending love to you and Bleubeard (and not forgetting Squiggles, but do it on the quiet)
Couldn't let the day pass Neet xx

nwilliams6 said...

Elizabeth, such a wonderful focus on what is important this time of year. Love is the glue that holds what is meaningful together. So lovely! Hope your Christmas was special. Great post. Hugz

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lots of love to you Elizabeth! With the continuing restrictions I think some folk are becoming resentful and forgetting that we all need some love in whatever form not just bad feelings being released! This is a lovely page - I love the shade of red you have used! Hugs, Chrisx