Valentines

Valentine’s day is all about the cards for me… always has been. My mom made sure we always had all the supplies on hand to make our school valentines, and I remember the fun of cutting up paper doilies and mixing reds and pinks; something I love but rarely do. Now, years later, I force my kids to make their own valentines (with mixed reactions) and the one thing I ask from my husband is a homemade card.  Each year I think up a new theme for cards for my family and it has become something I really look forward to.

So it feels maybe a little hypocritical to then make some for sale; shouldn’t I be encouraging everyone to break out the doilies, construction paper and glue sticks?  Plus I’d love to not contribute to the material frenzy…. But then again, I’m not Halmark, and I don’t actually make a profit with what I’m doing, so you could see it more as supporting an artist’s habit.  Most importantly, I have had SO much fun thinking up a fun series that I could share with others; it has made my heart happy.

My brother gave me a bunch of new watercolor materials for Christmas this year, and I was excited to get back into them after using mostly acrylic for the last few years.  I forgot how fun they are; I used to almost only use watercolor so coming back to them now feels familiar but fresh!

Now available in my shop (link above)… check them out!:Etsy Greeting Cards

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4 Responses to Valentines

  1. verena says:

    I have the cards and in real their are even more beautiful. I’m sure the people who get them will be very pleased and as happy as a was to send them. A full recommandation.

  2. Carla says:

    Erg mooi Ida, mijn complimenten!
    Groetjes,
    Carla

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