Monday, February 1, 2010

Still time to unlock the Heart

Isn't this beautiful? This is a movable letterpress valentine, with a touch of Steampunk, for sale at my friend Bryan's etsy store for what I consider to be an unduly reasonable price. I think if somebody received it, they would probably want to frame it in a shadow box with a black or pink background. Plus, it could be a good way of informing others of one's internal weather. whether. weather.

18 comments:

Jasmine said...

I love it. Seriously thinking of buying it...

ArtSparker said...

Jasmine- things go up on etsy one at a time. If something appears to be sold out, it needs to uploaded again - so you can actually email Bryan at his etsy store to ask him to upload another one.

Ginga Squid said...

Gorgeous - I love the symmetry.

Candace said...

This is beautiful. Pink _needs_ black and gray. Hearts need only each other.
Thank you for sharing.
Candace

Celeste Bergin said...

it is a very pretty thing!

Steve said...

That is truly gorgeous!

ma grande folle de soeur said...

it's lovely!

Jessie said...

It's very pretty and it almost looks like a face, or is that just me?! ;)

Romanitan Nicolae - Lucrari personale said...

Oh...thank you for the nice words...they give me more courage...oh...I did not hear before this song but I like it very much..it's so deep! have a nice day!

Titus said...

Quite simply, stunning. And I love the complexity.

Joei Rhode Island said...

I **really** liked it. As well as one of the books. Bryan does lovely work...thanks for the link.

Charles Gramlich said...

That is cool. I love the detail.

Cláudia said...

"On this one, the heart swings open to reveal its inner workings."

Bryan's words to describe his work are so imaginative!

I wish I could buy it...

ArtSparker said...

RN - That song is so close in feeling to "Who will take your dreams away", but just a bit different in that it is a sort of prayer, instead of the story being over in some way. Your obsession reminds me of a Romanian Giulia Masina - such an expressive face.

C -Bryan is a terrific writer - I think he really puts words to work for their meaning, not to demonstrate anything else. It takes away some of the years in which they have been used in sloppy ways.

California Girl said...

I visited his site and he has such unusual stationery, which is one of my passions. I am particularly fond of the linoleum block card done in yellows. Thanks for the link.

bryan said...

Thanks for posting my work, and thanks for all the nice comments. They are all very encouraging and make me want to put up more pieces. I hope to do a small moveable book next. I have the format in mind and can picture the finished book, now I just need the story. That is probably a backwards way of doing it but for me it works.

ArtSparker said...

Bryan - looking forward to reading your next miniature Russian novel, and to posting about it too.

The Crow said...

Exquisite Valentine.

:)