KEEP ME IN YOUR HEART 

"Keep Me in Your Heart"  24"x24" with handblown glass

"Keep Me in Your Heart"  24"x24" with handblown glass

A TABLE TOP DISPLAY

This is a series of 3 paintings with handblown glass hearts as focal points. Each painting has lyrics of songs as a base layer.  It took me nearly a year to even begin to paint something for Nick.  I guess it was just too painful. I wanted to paint something to remember him, to celebrate him.  The glass heart was my first attempt at glass blowing and I made it in March of 2012 and gave it to Nick.  He was already in hospice at that time and he kept this heart next to his bedside.  The imprint on the heart is an acorn.  I wasn’t sure why I chose that at the time (in the class they gave us about 5 minutes to choose something), but I think it makes sense to me now.  From a small acorn grows a grand tree.  In our front yard after a great storm during winter 1998 downed our huge old modesto ash, we relandscaped and Nick and I researched hundreds of trees.  We wanted the right tree that would grow tall and shade our little cottage.  We chose the great scarlet oak which is now growing tall in our front yard.  My daughter refers to it as “daddy’s tree” and how fitting a strong and beautiful oak tree, standing majestically protecting our home.  This first painting has lyrics from 3 songs that remind me so much of Nick.  The first song is a Warren Zevon song that Nick picked out when watching a sad Adam Sandler movie called, “Funny People”.  This song used to bring tears to Nick’s eyes and I could tell when he listened to it how sad he was to be leaving us behind.

The other two songs are memories of early on in our courtship.  “I’ll cover you” is from the Broadway play, “RENT” and “Thank you” by Dido was the song for our first dance at our wedding.  A special THANKS goes to Girl Glass Studio for guiding us in making these beautiful hand blown hearts.


KEEP ME IN YOUR HEART FOR A WHILE  by Warren Zevon

Shadows are fallin and Im runnin out of breath.  Keep me in your heart for a while

If I leave you it doesnt mean I love you any less, Keep me in your heart for a while

When you get up in the morninand you see that crazy sun, Keep me in your heart for a while

Theres a train leavinnightly called “when All is said and done”, Keep me in your heart for a while

Sha-lalala-llala-li-lalala-lo, Keep  me in your heart for a whiole

Sometimes when your doinsimple things around the house, Maybe youll think of me and smile. You know Im tied to you like the buttons on your blouse. Keep me in your heart for a while

Hold me in your thoughts, take me to your dreams, Touch me as I fall into view

When the winter comes, Keep the fires lit, And I will be right next to you

Engine drivers headed north up to Pleasant Stream, Keep me in your heart for a while

These wheels keep turninbut theyre runninout of steam, keep me in your heart for a while

Sha-lalala-lala=li-lalala-lo, Keep me in your heart for while.

I'LL COVER YOU from "RENT"

Live in my house
I'll be your shelter
Just pay me back
With one thousand kisses
Be my lover and I'll cover you

Open your door
I'll be your tenant
Don't got much baggage to lay at your feet
But sweet kisses I've got to spare
I'll be there and I'll cover you

I think they meant it
When they said you can't buy love
Now I know you can rent it
A new lease you are, my love
On life, oh, my life

I've longed to discover
Something as true as this is

(So with a thousand sweet kisses, I'll cover you)
If you're cold and you're lonely
(With a thousand sweet kisses, I'll cover you)
You've got one nickel only
(With a thousand sweet kisses, I'll cover you)
When you're worn out and tired
(With a thousand sweet kisses, I'll cover you)
When your heart has expired

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