Sunday, January 31, 2010


I have a great fondness for illustrations with a Valentine theme. Both in my own artwork and seeing it commercially as the holiday rolls around. Maybe the chocolate has some influence on my love of the holiday or it could be that after the grey of January the bright pop of pink, purple, red and white are just what the doctor ordered. Although I just spent a week in the Caribbean and my head is still swimming from the most amazing vivid blues, greens, butter yellow and all sorts of tropical hues. I know, it's a tough life.

One of my favorite books as a kid was this crafty little number from Mr. de Paola.  I picked it out at a RIF event, oh how I loved getting a free book each year!  It had crafts, recipes, party ideas and jokes.  The charming illustrations captured my attention and made this a year round favorite for me.  Craft books were some of my most treasured possessions as a kid.  That's a trait that has carried on and now I'm writing them!

My plan is to send out a new postcard to my mailing list in time for Valentine's Day.  I better get with the program, time is running out!