Heart of Hope


Arts In RI team members decided to creatively challenge one another to embrace the season of love with Valentine themed products. Between now and Valentine's Day we will share some of these "lovely" designs with you here on our blog. Let us know how you feel about our art by leaving a comment. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into a random drawing for an Arts In RI gift basket featuring goodies from many of our shops. (one entry per person per post. In other words you can enter once every time we post a new product!!!) Be sure to check back on the blog on Valentine's Day as we will announce the winner that day. Entries will be accepted until midnight February 13th.


Our final Valentine item is a beautiful mosaic heart created by Lisa Calabro of Crooked Moon Mosaics . Lisa says of her creation: "I saw these little wooden hearts and they were just begging to be mosaiced. I took out all the red tesserae I had in the studio and pieced this bold red and black heart together. The mix of glass gives it lots of texture and interest. I used mirrored and stained glass, coral, glass beads, glass tile, virteous and crystal glass tile, and milliefiori imported from Italy. I added a little glass red heart for double the love. I also included a couple of red paper beads that I bought from Project Have Hope. These beads are handmade by women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda. The profits are used to provide education for the children and promote business opportunities for women. The back can be personalized in gold or silver ink. These are great for anytime you want to send a little love."
Please let Lisa know what you think of her heart here in the comments and you will be entered to win a beautiful gift basket filled with handmade goods from the artists on the team. Tomorrow night Friday at midnight is the deadline for entry. The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 14th here on the blog.

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6 Responses
  1. Ronnie Says:

    Beautiful, Lisa! I like the way you think. The Uganda addition gives it even more soul.


  2. CathyH Says:

    I'm not usually into "hearts" that much, but this is really pretty!


  3. Joy Says:

    Aside from the fact that it is a truly lovely piec . The inclusion of those beads makes it extra special


  4. Marigold Says:

    I love the textures and tones of all the different tiles. It gives a beautiful congruity to the finished piece.

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  5. Love this Lisa.....and all of your work!