Love and such

I can’t believe it! I finally got myself in line and actually made something pertaining to a holiday with plenty of time before the actual holiday! Woohoo! Valentine’s Day, here I come!

I know, I know—could you even call Valentine’s Day a holiday? Maybe it is an invented holiday—just an excuse to make us buy more junk. But you have to admit, at it’s base level, the holiday has a good message: tell the people you love that they are important to you.

While we should be doing this everyday, or at least on a regular basis, why not celebrate a day that encourages the giving and sharing of love?

I think perhaps, the holiday has become too focused on romantic love. I believe it should include family and friendship. My fondest memories of Valentine’s Day are from when I was a kid. My parents love the Caribbean, and their idea of the best kind of vacation is relaxing on a sandy beach. So, every winter, up until I was about 10, we went to the Caribbean for two weeks in February. This trip always happened over Valentine’s day, and no matter where we were my dad would trudge across the island looking for three single red roses—one for each of his 3 girls (my mom, me, and my sister).

Most years, my parents still find some way to send me that rose, and it means more to me than any giant bouquet or expensive jewelery could.

So, here’s my first contribution—two cards. You may recognize one of them (the anatomical heart and lungs) from a previous drawing. There will also be some original art on this subject coming soon.

These cards are for sale in sets of 6 over in my shop. Of course, I highly recommend making your own Valentines as well!




1 Response to “Love and such”

  1. 1 heipi January 12, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    a card is enough for you to happy…

    especially do it specially for the loved one..

    so,when will you send her a piece of card?

    you are towards million ways of getting happy…

    please share your ideas in my blog..


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