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Welcome to the business and personal website of me, Jan Burch - aka Jan4insight - owner & practitioner of Geo-Glow Consulting. Call me a “Renaissance woman” > My business aims to be your go-to source for holistic energy work and intuitive readings. My creative side makes (and sells!) gorgeous one-of-a-kind handcrafts and fabulously colorful print-on-demand gifts and more. Here at my site, you can find me on the Web, order a reading, learn more about my energy work services, and check in with my occasional musings. Legal stuff: This site uses cookies, and some posts may contain affiliate links. Thank you very much.

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Valentine's Day Card - or is it an anti-Valentine?

I posted this handmade card - it's called Love Bites  - today at my Etsy shop, and now I'm all stocked up for Valentine's Day. I'm so proud of this image, I've linked it to Brag Monday at *The Graphics Fairy* blog!


Our pretty Victorian lady (image courtesy of *The Graphics Fairy*) has been fishing for love, and she's reeling in a big one! I collaged her onto a card made of painted botanical paper (the coating of acrylic paint gives this paper a nice, leathery texture) and set her in a stage made of hearts, roses, and (real) lace. The roses are clipped from prints of my own photography. Then, I gave her a fishing pole that's a real feather! I know, that's a really big heart to reel in with a feather, but maybe we have a metaphor in there, somewhere :)

The Love Bites title, then, is a word play on the idea of getting a bite when you're fishing. Of course there's also the slang use of "bites" as another way of saying Love is Just a Four Letter Word, for those of us who are a tad jaded on the whole matter! This, then, is why I raised the rhetorical question - is it an anti-Valentine? When I made my Love Bites t-shirt for my Zazzle shop, it sure seemed that way ~


It looks great on a t-shirt, don't you think?

But whether this design is pro- or anti-Valentine's Day doesn't really matter. I had fun making it, enjoying the play of color, paint, ink, and embellishment. And I hope you will enjoy it the finished product, and its many incarnations as prints, mousepads, cards, postage, and (for one lucky person) the original work, too!

3 comments:

tammikins said...

So clever and creative!!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Very clever Jan!!! It does look great on a T-shirt! Thanks so much for linking another one up for "Brag Monday".

2amscrapper said...

very clever, all the way around!

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