Did you know that today is “True Love Forever” day.  For me, today is especially perfect because it is also my first anniversary.

So, when I saw that today is “True Love Forever” day, I figured I would include that in this week’s challenge. Not only am I going to challenge everyone as I do every Monday, but I’m also participating in the challenge this week. 

This is a challenge everyone can participate in.

As always, it can be any art form; a painting, digital art, photography, or music. The art I am submitting is the gift for my wife.

We decided for our first anniversary, we were going to make our gifts. We both took this idea in a totally different direction, but both of our gifts depict true love. 

Even though I’m all for bucking tradition, I decided I was making something with paper because that is the traditional first wedding anniversary gift.

I had this naïve idea that I would create origami pieces that represented our first year of marriage.

Let me be the first to tell you, origami is hard, which is why we love our Her Blaze Origami Artists; Felipe Guzmán, Kyle Harrington, and Sansanee Termtanasombat.

However hard you just envisioned… multiply it. I was unsuccessful.

Everything I tried, did not turn out. I stuck with paper and decided to use my Cricut machine.

Same idea but not as personal or homemade that I’d hoped for. But, it is art and it fits our theme this week. 

Erin Hampshire-Walker

My wife, on the other hand, wrote me a song. The time, passion and thought that went into that?

If that doesn’t fall right into true love forever then I don’t know what does.

As Robin Williams said, “if I asked you about love, you’d probably quote me a sonnet. But you’ve never looked at a woman been totally vulnerable. Know someone that could level you with her eyes, feeling like God put an angel in earth just for you.”

That is the exact feeling I got when I heard the song. 

Hannah Walker

Maybe true love forever means something else to you.

Do you have art that is of a famous couple? Maybe you did a collage of Dax Shephard and Kristen Bell?

That could be interpreted as true love forever.

Another idea is a piece of art showing the love of a family. I guess what I’m saying is that there’s no wrong submission for true love forever.

It’s about interpretation. Maybe you put true love into an art piece?

Submit it!!!! 

Before you head over to Her Blaze for submission instructions, I wanted to leave you with a quote from Angela Bassett, who happens to have a birthday today.

She said, “you can’t always do that which you can do in your sleep. That doesn’t fulfill an artist. You’re looking for places you can grow, in some way, whether it’s a large way or a small way. I want to grow as an artist, as a person and as a woman.” 

I hope many of you will be encouraged by her words.

It’s easy not to submit your work. Sometimes sharing such a personal part of ourselves can be uncomfortable, making one vulnerable.

But, as Angela said, easy and fulfilling don’t always go hand in hand.

As I came out of my comfort zone by sharing our art this week, I hope many of you will show your support by doing the same. 

Thank You for reading Her Blaze Blog!

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