Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The grace of God is glue.

- Eugene O'neil

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Merry, Merry, Take a Cherry

“When I sound the fairy call, 
gather here in silent meeting,

Chin to knee on the orchard wall, 

cooled with dew and cherries eating.

Merry, merry, take a cherry, 

mine are sounder, mine are rounder,

Mine are sweeter for the eater, 

when the dews fall, and you'll be fairies all.”

- Emily Dickinson
Today is Rednesday, so I figured I would share a favorite piece of art.  My husband made this for me for valentines day, last year.  Isn't he a sweetie?  He found the cherry cloth at a fabric store, and he stretched it over a huge (4.5' x 3') box canvas.  He got the letters and circle from a craft store and painted them red, himself.  I ended up adding the roses with a gossamer trail, to soften the piece just a little, making it just perfect for my taste.  He hung it above our family room fireplace.  I love it, and everytime I see it, I am reminded that I am loved, too.  It is a very simple piece of art, but its size makes it quite striking.  

And, completely unrelated ~ but there is an awful lot of red in this video, the fabulous Barbe Saint John posted this video on her facebook account today, and I dare you to watch it without bursting out laughing at least once.

If you would like to find more red goodness, check out It's a Very Cherry World and check out all the participants, or blog about your own red love, and join in the fun!


★Carol★ said...

What a nice man your husband is, to make you that piece of art! It looks so fantastic hanging over your fireplace. And I just love your blog background. Every time I visit here, I leave with a smile!
Happy REDnesday!

Unknown said...

What a fun blog you have. And I am now a follower. What a great husband you have. My hubby is sweet too. Hope you can stop by my blog for a visit soon too.
Have a wonderful day,
Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

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