I [heart] Valentine's Day. It's one extra chance to tell everyone that I love exactly how much I love them. I have been busy getting my Valentine's ready for my little farmhands, my cute hubby, and my mama (because I love my mama too) and I thought I would share them with you. They are the best combination of dirt and love...
This year I thought I would get a little crafty. I haven't been working nearly as much as I usually do, and it has given me some time to get my creative juices flowing again. When I am busy or stressed, my creativity seems to be the first thing to go. I recently read that when you are healthy, your creativity flows in what ever form of creativity you have. Mine is with paper, fabric, and soil. I love texture, things that my fingers get sensation from. I have been feeling really creative since Christmas, so I must be bursting with health, right?!?
I searched the internet for drawings and woodblocks of lettuce, radishes, and peas. Once I found images I was happy with, I printed them. Then I headed to my craft area in search of my favorite pencils. I love Prismacolors, they are the ultimate colored pencil. If I had time, I would color my way through life with these soft, bright beauties. They are really expensive, so I hide them from other artists in the house, and I only use them for the best projects... it's greedy art, I know, but I can't help it - these are my babies when it comes to color.
After an afternoon of playing with color, I cut the pictures out and mounted them on thick card stock. I chose not to use ribbons and fluffy stuff because I wanted the art to stand out on it's own, without a lot of competition. Then I used a stamp set with a dark gray stamp pad to write what I wanted to say, and added a cute little red heart to each card.
There are so many fun things you could say:
We go together like peas and carrots
Peas be mine
Peas in a pod
Lettuce grow old together
You are radishing
I dig you
Kale yes I will be yours
...and a million other clever things.
It would be so cute to include a packet of seeds or a garden trowel with your card.
So, if you have an afternoon to get busy with your right brain and have a little Valentine's fun, give it a go. I am hoping that these will be extra special to those I love because they are from my dirt covered little heart...