Websters 1828 dictionary defines Heirloom as the following:
HEIR-LOOM, noun are-loom. Any furniture, movable, or personal chattel, which by law descends to the heir with the house or freehold; as tables, cupboards, bedsteads, etc.
Love it…and at this statement’s heart is a powerful idea…What is some-thing you adore so much that you would cherish and protect it for the duration of your life, in the hopes it could be passed to future generations? My mind wanders to a Family Bible, stuffed with hair clippings, momentous greeting cards and the occasional invitation; all heirlooms too, I’d say. So that is where I intend to land with this post…We’re creating Heirlooms here…the kind of invitations we hope and pray will be cherished, tucked away and slid into the family bible…forever marking a joyous time, becoming a time-worn keepsake for many generations to come. Heirloom making is our practice. Art making is our tool. Storytelling is our craft.
Danielle’s suite is a vision in soft shades of peach. Her Peach Peony Wedding Invitation is a painterly masterpiece I believe created to be Family Bible worthy….
Watecolor Peony Blooms were layered with individually applied brushstrokes of coral and blush to give added depth.
A last layer of brushstrokes were added in a sheer shimmer ink…love the grace these brushstrokes add to each petal.
Hand Watercolored layers on Crane’s Lettra stock….love the cottony texture of this one.