Happy Valentines Day

As I progress with my rehab, I was able to begin making art again.  My stamina and focus are not back to normal yet, so I planned a simple project: series of graphic Valentines based on grid design.  All except the final design were built from the center to outside border.  The black checkerboard patterns were designed with an eye for a pleasing balance of “white space,” figure/ground.  Then the red accents were added.  For the final design, I knew I wanted a graphic border with a heart inside, so that final Valentine was designed from the outside border inward towards the center heart.

Yesterday was Galentines Day, celebrating the friendship of women.  I made a card for each of my Book Buddies and brought them to my book group last night.  The feature image I saved for my husband.  He has been a blessing in my care and rehab.

Though I’m not 100%, I look forward to returning to the process of making art.


Author: Cheri Isgreen

I have been a lifelong rider and horse lover. I got my first "horse" at a yard sale; it was a pony actually. It was sometime in the early 60's. I was in 3rd or 4th grade. The pony was perhaps $10. My sister, brother, and I pooled our money and led him home. At the time my parents were traveling, and my Uncle Bill promptly made us return it. (stay tuned...more to come...)

2 thoughts on “Happy Valentines Day”

  1. Happy Valentine’s Day, Cheri! I meant to call you after the last post but time got away. I so hope you are healing well so that you can be back on Monarch this summer. Sending healing energies with Love!

  2. Thank you Linda. If you can haul here, perhaps we could ride in my arena. I’m just doing baby rides while I heal. When I get off the meds, when my PT has progressed further, I can start driving again. Would love to see you. Hoping the weather warms enough to get back in the saddle. It helps with the healing.

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