Saturday, June 26, 2010

My New Heart........♥♥♥

I hate admitting I cannot remember what day it was or what was going wrong when I decided to reward myself for not going completely nuclear with a bit of Etsy shopping. (on second thought, I think the day involved the throwing of the telephone.....let's stop THERE!)
Anyway, off I went to Marie Segal's Etsy store and what do I find but something that made my heart go completely pitter-patter; a Zippered Heart with a Sacred Heart inside!!!

I immediately heard the words "Take me home....." to which I replied, "Just let me get that wallet of mine!" and I ran as quick as I could.
Marie and I had e-mailed back and forth about ideas, finishes, projects we were working on, etc but I just had not made it over to her store. Boy, am I glad I did! Let me describe how this little gem came in the mail to me.
That black organza bag held a delightfully wrapped package, with a sacred heart sticker holding it shut. I opened it slowly (although every part of me wanted to rip it to pieces quickly!) and there inside was this amazing pendant. It is larger than what I expected, at approximately 2 1/2" long by 2" wide. But the detail in that little space! Please click the photo below......see what a gem this is.

I just sat, holding it and turning it over and over and then got on e-mail and demanded to know EVERYTHING about it! (poor Marie...having friends like me.....) It is just perfect.......perfect. So much care and skill and love in this!
For those of you who have not seen Marie's Blog, click HERE.
For her Etsy store, click HERE.
I can assure you, your time will not be wasted visiting one of the most talented clay artists I have had the pleasure of meeting!
Of course, it's also fun getting those lovely packages in the mail......  ;-)
As to my work, my leaf count for the large commission is up to 97 with the machine still running, if not groaning about it! And I went to order the canvas for the background and it is temporarily out of stock! HA! *Anne-Luck* strikes again! Oh well, I can start the other samples to see how they will work.......
And how has your day been???



Bunny said...

Love your purchase. I know all about making leaves lol. I have made 140 all basted to be appliqued on my quilt. I am working on one of the borders but today will work on a linen jean jacket I embroidered. Needs to be put together.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh Bunny,

The word "leaves" is beginning to frighten me! LOL!!! I figure I should be able to get them finished up today, but I really think I cracked a rib the other day and can hardly move.......
So word may be slight! <:)


studio lolo said...

I think the canvas is on backorder just so you can get a break ;P

I love that heart!! I've seen marie on a few blogs now. I'll have to pay her a visit.

I thought of you on my post today.

You threw the telephone? :D
Let it our girl, let it out!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh yeah Lolo----it was one of THOSE days!!! I haven't done that since I was a teenager! hahaha!!!
I'll tell you more later.....
Visit Marie--you'll love her!


Elena said...

Great heart and love her blog/etsy. Glad you gifted yourself this from the sounds of it you've been having a rough time. Hugs dearest Anne!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Elena,

I guess since I don't have a Harley to jump on, Etsy is the next best thing! LOL!!!
Just tired...I need a whole week off and cannot do it. At leats not now.
Maybe later in the summer......sigh! But I love my pendant!!! :D


audrey said...

Anne, I sure hope your rib is just bruised and not cracked. When WILL we learn that we can't lift, climb and run like we used to?
97 hearts!! Thank the Lord the machine is still cranking away. You ARE making progress and the machine is still in one piece!!
Thank you for your comment this morning. It has been a rough year - I've lost many friends and loved ones in the last 6 months.
I took the photo last night (actually many) with my Canon Rebel Y1i. I LOVE this camera. I was terrified of it when DH got it for me - so many buttons, settings, lenses, etc. But, I now CANNOT be without it! It takes wonderful photos and I still don't know how to use all the extras. I'll get around to it someday. Whatever camera you are using does a great job, as well, Anne. Your photos are always spectacular!
Great Sacred Heart!!!
Have a good, stormless, weekend!!!
♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Audrey,

It has already stormed here this a.m.!!! I GIVE!!!
My camera just doesn't take night shots; it is a mid-size and I always sort of *want* one with the seperate lens but then I know I would get nothing done but take pics, so I am happy with what I have! LOL!!!
Take care!!


Sophia said...

Wow! It is STUNNING! What a great find. So happy for you. :)

PS Did you know I linked your giveaway on my blog, too??! :D hee hee

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Sophia!!!

Good to see those stripey legs!
Gotcha on the list again girly-girl!
Hope you have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

WOW...That is really neat! Neat??? Boy did I date myself!!
Just got back from shopping..... Had my chocolate cream crapichino at Starbucks...Yummmm...belch... oops! Sorry!! My 1 a summer $5.00 treat!! ROFLMBO!!
Have a Great Weekend!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Ooooooo Marilyn!!!
That sounds soooo good! (well, anything with chocolate sounds good, or coffee, or, or, or STARBUCKS!)

I am being somewhat lazy today from pain, but have a little work to do.

Have a good one!


Terra said...

Anne, what a pretty heart within a heart, and how sweet it will be for you each time you look at your reward hearts. You have a good idea here, to reward yourself for reacting well (other than possibly throwing the phone!).

Deborah said...

I love the zipper sacred hearts. I have one picked out but with all the partying going on have not cinched the deal. Thankfully you did not choose MINE. Yes, Alice has two tats, the birdie and the tranquility prayer. And yes I was walking, however, Dee.....tipsy! But oh so cute! **blows kisses** Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Terra, as son as that phone left my hand, I knew I have behaved like a fool.
I hate allowing myself to get that aggrevated! I mean, I wear a cross everyday to try and remind myself how to behave....but boy oh boy....there are days! <:)


Georgina said...

Me in mucho pain right now. Had one little vodka drink last night and you'd think this was the first time I've have ever brain hates liquor right now..those synapses are just zapping like crazy!! Note to self: no more fire water for the G!

Love that pendant. I thought I was a follower, but guess not, so I signed up for her her work. Can't wait till I can go back into the studio and do something, anything!!!

Had two of my grandsons yesterday...damn, I miss those monkeys!! Took them to a Mexican bakery for sweet bread, to the "Baba's" to take her favorite "pan dulce" she enjoys and visit with the great-grands. She gave them $10 each, so off to Big Lots where they just had to buy a toy, home to play with poppers (dogs hid the whole time), silly putty and some funny and silly conversation, McDonalds (McCacas)then to the movie to see Toy Story 3. Really funny...laughed much. Then before I took them back to their father', which they both cried about since they wanted to stay with the Meema, bought them ice cream at 31 Flavors....bubble gum ice back seat is a pink disaster now!! Sooo worth it!!

Have a great weekend and hopefully, no more storms. As for our mud rain, it's also an exchange...of real estate from NM and Mexico!!

Love ya and need to update you about stuff very soon.


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Georgina!

What am I going to do with you woman???? LOL!!!
I'm the only one in pain from, well, injury pain! :D
Take care--we'll talk soon.


Marie S said...

OMG! Anne thank you for the sweetest shout out in the world.
You are so very very kind.

That was the day you jammed your hip!!
I am going to have to start calling you "Crash".
Aren't you almost finished with the leaves then?
Was the pastor and church ok then??
I love you Anne, please do not hurt yourself anymore!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Marie, if I didn't get hurt, there would be nothing for us to LAUGH about here!!!!!
I am wearing the necklace to a VIP art reception're goin' big time baby!!!

Anne a.k.a. *CRASH*

Robbie said...

You're right, Anne..Marie's work is wonderful!! some really cool pieces..but like minds gravitate don't they! You are both spectacular artists!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well, and Marie is FUN too!!!! :D Great sense of humor....I am sure she would appreciate your post today...


Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Anne,
Oh yes, I can see why you like this heart sooo much.
Actually if I didn't read your post, I would have thought you made it yourself. Its definately a YOU piece of art!

Jan said...

I'd be jealous if I didn't already have a piece made by Marie myself! Yours is fabulous, all the pieces in her Etsy shop are great! Affordable too!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Anne! How wonderful is this beautiful heart! I love it! I can see why you purchased it. It's beautifully crafted! Ain't it nice to treat yourself??? We all should do it. This is wonderful. I have to go and see what else is over there he he he hehe! Hey, sending you many hugs and kisses from NEW JERSEY! Love ya!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Anna,

Isn't it odd how we find artists that have our same leanings toward certian symbols?
I was sooo lucky to get this---absolutely love it!
I think it will hang by the computer when not being worn... :-)


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey VAnessa,

I think we should treat ourselves a bit more often....*wink!wink!*
Of course, there is the checkbook...sigh....


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh JAn, my eyes are skipping around on me again!
I am sure you love your piece from Marie too. Her attention to detail is so amazing....even in the packaging.
Wonderful! ;-)


Christine's Beadworks said...

I was just going through my blog list (woefully behind again) and stumbled across this one that I'd missed. Can't stay, I just have to look at her shop, that heart is stunning!!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I know Christine....I am behind on everything. I need a full week to blog clean.
I need a MONTH for the house!
But I need to WORK in the studio!!!
You'll love her things.... :)


Sandy said...

It's beautiful, I'm going now to her blog to check out her work..

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