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Sacred Heart, again, because we need faith and compassion more than ever.

Sacred Heart with angelina fantasy film by Suzanne Forbes June 2020I made another Sacred Heart.

For me the Sacred Heart symbolizes our burning, blazing love for each other, our ability to keep going with love and find faith at the darkest times.

Sacred Heart with angelina fantasy film by Suzanne Forbes June 2020This one really lights up!

As a person with no religious education beyond the Narnia books, I don’t actually know what the Heart Afire means to people raised in churches.

Sacred Heart with angelina fantasy film by Suzanne Forbes June 2020To me it’s a companion to the Phoenix, a representation of the flame of compassion and faith that burns in our hearts.

(little peek of my Phoenix tattoo in this shot!)

Sacred Heart with angelina fantasy film by Suzanne Forbes June 2020 insideThis Sacred Heart is Made of Angelina Fantasy Film and UV resin, mostly.

Plus holographic vinyl, iridescent vinyl, opal fimo, translucent fimo, microbeads, micro glitter, hex glitter, oilslick pvc. and some ribbon I’ve had since 1995. Sacred Heart with angelina fantasy film by Suzanne Forbes June 2020 detail

This piece is part of a whole wild road I am going down with Angelina fantasy film and uv resin.

One of the earliest projects here; how to google Angelina Fantasy Film here. I have been making SUCH beautiful things! More about them next month.

Sacred heart from March.

Hearts Afire shadowbox

Hearts Afire embroidery

Found, finished and scanned: the lost drawings of Dr. Sketchys Berlin “Broken Baroque”!

Marijn van der Waa at Dr Sketchys Berlin Jan 28 2018 by Suzanne ForbesI actually produce so many drawings that I sometimes lose track of some of them.

Having a Patreon has reduced the orphan drawings rate enormously, but some still slip through the cracks! During the Dr. Sketchy’s Berlin Broken Baroque sessions, I did some large pastel drawings on Canson Mi Tientes paper. I tried to work on them at home, then abandoned them, as it was early days in my re-embracing of pastels.

Luckily, I just bought an A3 scanner and searched through my large drawings. I am so glad I found this drawing of beautiful artist Marijn van der Waa!

Evilyn Frantic at Dr Sketchys Berlin Broken Baroque Jan 28 2018 by Suzanne ForbesThese three portraits of sexy, spooky Evilyn Frantic merely needed to be finished.

I found it surprisingly easy, two and a half years later.

Evilyn Frantic and gent at Dr Sketchys Berlin Broken Baroque Jan 28 2018 by Suzanne ForbesHere we see Evilyn and a lad whose name I will have to get.

I was very nervous, two years ago, about how to handle the pale pastel shades.

Evilyn Frantic at Dr Sketchys Berlin Burlesque Week June 23 2020 by Suzanne ForbesNow I am confident!

Adding the watercolor brush pens has made a huge difference to my mixed-media drawing technique. They are physically pleasurable to use, as pastels are not for me. And they allow me to apply fine control to detail areas.

Mixed media art is all about finding what works for you – no rules, except consideration of issues of archival problems. I honestly do not know how my drawings of the last couple years will hold up over time. But since they are created to be shared online, I am kinda not fussed.

Yes, my lonnnnng art education instilled the value of archival materials. But it was pre-internet. And because in school I meant to be a fashion illustrator, then a comic artist, my intention was always to make work for mass distribution. Ephemeral, yet joyful 🙂

I am so blessed by my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me to grow and develop as an artist.

As usual these drawings are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) for all to share and enjoy!

In addition, I release the copyright on each drawing to the performer shown and they may use the drawings for their own profit and pleeeasssure in any way they choose.