hope kept her alive


title :: hope kept her alive
size :: varies
media :: mixed-media (vintage letterpress block, acrylic, sterling silver wire)
artist :: jan avellana, © hazelnut cottage 2010

{ meaning }
her heart was tender. she knew what it was like to weep and she had seen dark days…but inside there was a bright burning fire. hope kept her alive.

{ about }
this one-of-a-kind, 3-dimensional original mixed media piece features two-sided goodness. vintage letterpress blocks of solid wood are painted with acrylic paints and given a distressed finish. this one says, “hope”. accented with a whimsical and delicate paper flag banner, sprinkled with glitter and tied to oxidized sterling silver wire posts.

mixed-media collage on the back. sides are painted with black chalkboard paint for added dimension and interest! You can personalize these with your favorite quote, or names and dates…the possibilities are endless—write on these (carefully!) with chalk!

measures approximately 5 1/4” wide and 4 1/4” high at it’s very highest point (measured from tip of the wire that holds the paper banner, to the bottom edge of the letterpress block). table top display recommended.

  • art,
  • mixed media,
  • 3d,
  • mixed media original,
  • wood,
  • letterpress block,
  • hope,
  • colorful,
  • illustration,
  • painting,
  • yellow,
  • red,
  • winged heart,
  • patchwork


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