acrylics and color pencils on a very old fridge magnet, actual size 5 x 7 cm [ 2" x 2.8" ]
a little love fairy for the da loving day... also, i'll try to find the time to do a special pack with postcards, a little notebook and a few other goodies based on this deviation to send to the craft for china auction
A 12" x 18" Framed Fine Art print will be shipped to the winner of this auction. It is valued at $90 + p & p so you have a great opportunity to win a bargain. The winning bid will be able to select their choice of frame colour from the options available.
I will cover the cost of the print, frame and postage.
This item is being put up for bids for the Artisan Crafts Silent Auction - for the Weekend to end Breast Cancer
**** BIDDING STARTS JUL 21, 2008 and ENDS AUG. 17th, 2008****
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Note there is a reserve price on this item of $30 USD, which considering its value is very reasonable.
--------------------------------------------- The story of the bleeding heart:
It is said that a prince loved a princess who took no notice of him. To try to get the princess's attention and prove his love, he brought her exquisite and amazing gifts from far and wide. One day he came across two magical pink bunnies and offered them both to the princess.
At this point, the story teller pulls off the two outer pink petals and sets each on it sides to show the animals.
The princess was unmoved by the rabbits so, he tried again and presented her with beautiful dangly earrings.
The next two inner white petals are separated and held up next to the narrator's ears for display.
Still, the princess paid him no attention. The prince was so distraught over being spurned that he took a dagger and stabbed himself.
The remaining centre of the flower is shaped like an outline of a heart with a line down the centre. The heart is held up, the dagger-like line is removed, and the story teller plunges the "knife" through the heart's centre.
The princess, realizing too late that she did love the prince, cried out, "My heart shall bleed for my prince forever more!" and her heart bleeds to this day.