Here is a mixed media work that I recently completed- made on a hard resin material
topped with 3 ceramic hooks I purchased on my last trip to Sedona. This is actually a functional work of art- as it's hung in my bedroom and is used to hang things on! With in this work is a poem from an 1866 book set that my mom had given me titled, "Poems- by Elizabeth Barrett Browning" published by James Miller.
The book that I took the sonnet "How Do I Love Thee" from is Part IV of the 5 part book collection put together after Elizabeth's death. Here are three of the books. Notice that the binding indicates the author's name as
Inside the cover is a portrait of Elizabeth with a tissue paper covering.
And the actual page that the poem came from can be seen here.
To see the rest of the poem, written in courtship to her future husband, poet Robert Browning, as well as a brief history of Elizabeth's life, look here.
In a recent Facebook post by Seth Apter of
The Altered Page, he included a fascinating article which you can see here titled "Viewing Art Gives Same Pleasure as Being in Love". It's a fascinating topic- one that I would tend to agree with.
Find something in art that connects with you - and who knows, you just may find your own love connection!