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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day! Paint Party Friday


Finding Joy in small things.....that's me to a tee!

Except I said to the kids for Valentines day I want a million dollars 
and a coat of polish on my chipped toe nails!! Silly me! 
I was half joking.... half not...... 
Pet Peeve = Chipped nails


Valentines day is a wonderful day to commemorate love! Even though I'm  beau-less now, I sometimes celebrate  by making a special meal, going to dinner with a friend, creating  a special blog post or just buying myself a bauble or two. A few days ago I  indulged Vista print during their 50 percent off sale  to celebrate my Art.......so five days  after Valentines day I can be satisfied I will be doing a happy dance as 
I open my vista print box full of goodies!

I love anything heart shaped! I've baked so many heart shaped cakes in my day that I  wore out my heart shaped cake pan. For my sixteenth birthday I got a little heart locket that I wore for years. Later I upgraded to a bigger one.  To this day I  still seek out  jewelry with  a heart themes,  as does Cupcake.  

 So it's not surprising Cupcake is celebrating her sixth wedding anniversary on Valentines day!!  Outside of  a haircut  for Beardo and lunch later they have no plans of spending money frivolously just because it's Valentines day or their Anniversary. Instead they frugally decide as a team what they will buy whether it's a music concert down the road or a planned vacation! This little  duo is so wonderfully practical and refuse to play into the hoopla or commercialism of the day! It doesn't mean they don't LOVE Valentines day! I even heard a  little birdy might be making a nice barbeque to celebrate heart day! (We bbq in any kind of weather.)
 I truly find joy in simple things, and if I have given my daughter one gift in life it's to value a buck, and take pleasure in simple moments. I'm proud to see she doesn't  need  a specific day that everyone in the free world celebrates with overpriced flowers to feel valued or loved!  Instead she appreciates the many everyday things her man does for her. I think that's so wonderful! However.....
My argument is that many of the old school partners of my day would leave the bulk of responsibilities on the woman, so on the 14th it was the one day a year for a man to redeem himself by recognizing his partner with flowers and gifts!
How about you, do you feel a deep connection to Valentines day? Are you able to enjoy it for what it is with little to no fuss, or do you need to be acknowledged and celebrated on that one day?
I have done so many more faces for 29 faces of February challenge, but I seem to be having issues with my image host. So I'll save that for another day!

Spoonflower has postponed their free swatch day until they dig out from their snow storm, so keep your eyes peeled for this very cool opportunity to see what your art might look like on a swatch of material....all for free!!!


Also I am totally addicted to Will Terrells instructional youtube videos....They are cute, fun fascinatingly  informative! You won't be disappointed by what this artist has to share! Especially about finding your own style...he is very generous! Enjoy the video and  a few hearts of the sugary persuasion with a dash of cyber love from me this Valentines Day!!


 Happy Anniversary to my dear kids who really do marriage well!! Congratulations on your 6th year married and 12 years together!!! Love you loads! Many more happy years  of love to you!!

41 comments:

Netty said...

Great post as always and loving your brilliant new faces and heart. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

NatashaMay said...

That is so wonderfully to read. :) I love valentine's too, just because. :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Another wonderful post, happy Valentine's day! Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

brilliant hearts and faces! A fantastic couple they are!Your daughter is such a beauty! Wish them their love will still grow and grow.. it's just wonderful to love and be loved!

Thank you very much for the fab link.. I have to watch more of his videos. I enjoyed just now his "Seeds of Love" and what he tells us about art and life...
a cool guy!
thank you!
Happy Valentine's Day-
Happy weekend
Happy faces!
Happy PPF!

Happiness is around!

xxx
Susi

Aga Gasiniak said...

I think that love towards ourselves and others should be celebrated every day and every occasion to celebrate love is good as well! Big hugs to you and thank you for sharing lovely thoughts and illustrations!

Ginny said...

I have always believed that you can't do in one day what should be said and done all year long. That being said an extra "I love you." is always appreciated.

I hope you enjoy your day. Congratulations to Cupcake and Beardo. I feel like I know them and what is most important really like them.

SLScheibe said...

Lovely post! And some super heart art and faces! :)

I sometimes celebrate Valentine's day with a dinner with hubby but most often we don't. The kids like it though :)

Mari Huertas said...

Well, they're different and original hearts. Saludos

Faye said...

Love all your art today, Sherrie. Most of all I enjoyed hearing about your Cupcake and Beardo. They are a rare and wonderful couple. My kids are opposite on spending. My daughter, single and well employed, is very frugal and has always been. My son, married and works at a menial job, used to like to spend money, although his wife whom he's been with about 8 years is teaching him to watch the money. I come from a long line of frugal women.

Two minutes on the phone = 2 hours to me too.

Jez said...

Love all the artwork, the hearts, the blonde lady who looks a little sad - perhaps she was hoping for a Valentine - and the cute little girl.
No, we have never celebrated Valentine's Day, preferring to celebrate our love each day. But strangely, after 56 years, Dev said today that he is going to make me an 'afternoon tea' for Valentines Day, something a little special. How nice. And I just had another present in the post - a £25 prize on premium bonds. So, a good day in spite of the roaring storm outside. XX

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Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Happy V Day and PPF. You look so beautiful. As always your art is happy and full of life.
Nicole/Beadwright

Linda said...

Really fantastic hearts and faces Sherrie!! Valentine's Day has always been my fave holiday and it was made even more special when our son was born on that day. We don't make a big fuss but do enjoy it and love making special cards and desserts to celebrate. Happy anniversary to your beautiful daughter an son in law-they look awesome in red!Happy Valentine's Day! XO

Carol said...

Another truly wonderful post!!!! Love the art to no ends :) We celebrate Valentine's Day with lots of hugs and kisses...sometimes a card and sometimes not.. usually a good meal and lots of cuddling...not big into the gift thing at all. We have each other ♥

Kate Robertson said...

Oh all the hearts are fun. So great to see your lovely daughter again.

Kate Robertson said...

Oh all the hearts are fun. So great to see your lovely daughter again.

Paper rainbow said...

I have never been big on valentines day, it seems an excuse for restaurants to charge inflated prices ans florists to sell substandard flowers...cynical... me?? :) Love needs to be spread evenly throughout the year, small gestures mean far more than expensive gifts and meals. Love your hearts and cupcake photos x

Debbie said...

Fun post and I enjoyed your colorful art! I love valentines day but I think any day is a good time to tell the ones you love how you feel!

Janet said...

Happy Anniversary to Cupcake & Beardo! They're such a cute couple. And as always your art makes me smile.

HB and I exchange cards but we don't make a big deal out of the day.

Tammie Dickerson said...

Such sweet paintings! I love the charm and color unity! Happy PPF and V-Day!

Christine said...

Happy Valentine's Day Giggles! Congrats to your daughter and her hubby on their anniversary!

denthe said...

Wonderful collection of hearts! Thnx for the tip about Spoonflower! I'll take advantage of that! Have been wanting to try it out since a while now. About Valentine: I think it's really an American tradition, and I certainly didn't grow up with it. Now it's celebrated all over the world, but I resent the commercialism surrounding it. We always give each other a card and sometimes go for a movie or to a restaurant, but not much more than that. And chocolates, oh yes ....

Cindy D. said...

Terrific little girl and her bright dress! And the face with the side pigtail is so interesting! Valentine's Day - I could take it or leave it. But sometimes it's nice. :)

Terri Morse said...

I love all of your cheerful candy hearts! Your daughter and her hubby look so cute together!

Karla B said...

Lovely work, my friend. Am I repeating myself? Well Im never tired of saying it!

kat said...

Your hearts and girlies, words, stories are always appreciated, lovely art for Valentines, which I don't particularly overly celebrate, I don't need to be given gifts on this day, I appreciate so much more a surprise on a normal day ...and all the important small acts of love that mean so much.
Hugs to you dear friend,
Kat

kat said...

Your hearts and girlies, words, stories are always appreciated, lovely art for Valentines, which I don't particularly overly celebrate, I don't need to be given gifts on this day, I appreciate so much more a surprise on a normal day ...and all the important small acts of love that mean so much.
Hugs to you dear friend,
Kat

kat said...

Your hearts and girlies, words, stories are always appreciated, lovely art for Valentines, which I don't particularly overly celebrate, I don't need to be given gifts on this day, I appreciate so much more a surprise on a normal day ...and all the important small acts of love that mean so much.
Hugs to you dear friend,
Kat

JKW said...

Congrats to Beardo and Cupcake. I love the art. My daughter with the 5 children received a lot of cute things. Maybe I should have had more than 2.. . I was forgotten. lol Blessings, Janet PPF

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Your whimsical hearts and faces look lovely...HPPF :)

Marianne said...

Love the hearts - and especially the little girl with pony-tails :)
Thank you for the comments on my blog :)

Lorraine said...

love the hearts and photos...I dont like valentines day

bellefrogworks said...

Love your art and your post! Thanks for the reference to Will Terrill - watched one video and subscribed. You don't have to be a cartoonist to benefit from what he says. Love to you (and your daughter and son-in-law are a terrific looking couple!)

Ariel said...

Belated Anniversary wishes to your kids.Mine is today-:)
Love your heart and girl. I love flowers but don't believe in buying them on the 14th when they are so overpriced. So my hubby bought it on Wednesday:)
Wishing you a great week.
Hugs

Victoria said...

Beautiful Heart-Art...stunning, gorgeous and meditative! and lovely pictures..so cute they are...congrats to them!
HUgs and Blessings...wonderful art as always

Annabelle said...

Great post , adore reading them. The heart art is wonderful; I find myself drawn to hearts as well.
Lovely pic of the two of you…you look beautiful!

Annabelle : )

Carola Bartz said...

Like you, I enjoy the little things in life. Valentine's Day is not very special in our family (except as an excuse to get chocolate....for all of us). We'd rather have the love every day!! Cupcake and Beardo look wonderful - and very happy!

Clare Lloyd said...

Fab faces and hearts.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I am with you, we place much responsibility on women.
In schools, there is awful pressure this day, too.
I always made it Random Acts of Kindness week when I taught.
Too much damage is done by big business.

Thoughtful post.
Your art is amazing. Eye candy!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Pia Rom said...

Hello Dear, I enjoy seeing all your heartfull-art (the fifth is my favorite) and those wonderful photos! ♥ Conny
Piaroms Art Journaling

MeOfCourse said...

Wow, how did I miss this post?? Must have been because of my testing for renewal that I lost out on a few posts. Excellent work, great photos of your family and awesome words as always.:)

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