Sunday, February 14, 2010

My Things, Sweet Valentine

My Things, Sweet Valentine by Liza Hirst

oil on canvas panel - Öl auf Malplatte - huile sur carton entoilé
15 cm x 15 cm / 5,9" x 5,9"
Buy it here

This honey is produced fairly close to our home and already twice one of the bee colonies invaded our lime tree and didn't find back. It is fascinating and a bit frightening when you suddenly hear an incredible noise from outside and then discover the huge cluster of bees hanging in the tree! We had to make a fire in the open fireplace, inspite of the hot summer temperatures, in order to keep them from entering the house. Then the beekeeper had to come and get them back into his box (his beehive?), which is a spectacle of it's own.
Anyway, this is a pot of the delicious honey they produce with a sweet porcelaine spoon topped by an angel holding a heart - perfect for Valentine I thought.
Happy Valentine everybody! (At least for those who see it today, Sunday, Valentine's day, the day of love, the 14th of February...)

2 comments:

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

I am behind, but this is a honey of a painting -- so sweet. I love the idea
of connecting honey to Valentine's Day.

Beautiful work, and Happy Valentine's Day.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxox<3 Barbara (That's a heart)

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara, I am glad you explained the heart - I might not have recognized...thank you so much!
If you're behind, what am I to say??!
Love to you, too!