[caption id="attachment_1040" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Red Polymer Clay Heart by StrangeWhimsy"][/caption]
Aside from dragons, one thing I really love making is hearts. And not just because red is my favorite color or because Valentines Day is almost here. Hearts, like dragons, are wide open doors for just plain creativity. You can do so much with such a simple shape. Who needs anatomically correct hearts when there is so much more to them.
I know hearts don't have to be red but I was in the mood for red, so I went looking for some red hearts to see what others have done with them. I had better brush up own creativity.
This one by StrangeWhimsy on Artfire just caught my attention with the combination of different pieces, a delicate flowery shape, deep red heart, wings and then some crystal bead,together they come together beautifully.
[caption id="attachment_1037" align="alignright" width="228" caption="Steampunk Heart Pendant by ArtmakersWorlds"][/caption]
Then this Metallic Steampunk heart by ArtmakersWorldsjust blew me away. If there is one style that always catches my eye is steampunk. I like that mix of old and new with an industrial feel. It's kind of like home to me. the red is hidden under a silver shell. It feels like clock with a mix of the old and the new.
I love how the red just seems to hide but it catches your eye more than if it was front and center. Excellent design.
[caption id="attachment_1038" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Red Heart Pendant by DesertWindDesigns"][/caption]
Then comes this heart by DesertWindDesigns. It looks like as mass of squiggly veins and tubes as they wander across the heart. This one is a one of kind creation. She says it wasn't made using molds, but looking at it, do you ever have to be told that? It just twists and turns until you just can't stop looking.
It is the time of year to celebrate heats and to celebrate red. Actually every day is a day for red as I sit here typing with my red fingernails and red sneakers. What other color is so vibrant and so full of life - like the blood pumping in your heart right now.