“Gagnant cadeau Saint-Valentin!”

Valentine giveaway winner is… ERIN JONES!

Winner picked by Random.org

 

“L’amour courtois”

“Courtly Love”

 

My horoscope today said: “TAURUS avoid the impulse to get to serious too quickly today — you need to slow down, even if it feels just right. Speed is sure to make life harder for everyone involved in the long run!”

It couldn’t be more right. Ive been trying to post for 2 months and 3 days now and find myself playing around on my websites back door. Im rushing around to do this post, laundry, vacuum, new dog training and get ready for a workshop this weekend.

(While I am sitting here writing and checking emails, my 5 year old is in my studio with me on his computer watching Veggie Tales at high volume and he keeps cocking an empty nerf gun in my ear.)

With the past holidays behind us… On to the future ones!

So to honer Valentine’s Day what’s better than to do a giveaway of  a Marie Antoinette – by Michael Mahaffey

“She was Beloved to Beheaded”

Leave a comment about this piece of art on my website not FB and I will randomly choose a lucky person on February 14th!

The measurements are 6×12 central canvas and two 6×6 canvases on each side (not shown). Artist notes: This is my third time working on Marie Antoinette. Such a glamourous and controversial figure. Most people know the story of what became of this legendary queen and thought I could apply a more exotic and eccentric aesthetic to the tale. I created a background with lightly sprayed chrome ghost skulls and to imply the beheading, I sewed shiny red embroidery thread over the delicate slice of her neck. There is over a foot of thread to leave hanging to sway in the breeze or for draping over the edges of the canvas.