Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sarah Gay-O'Neill - #nofilter Valentine

Quirky awkward Valentines are my favorite.
Much like love, sometimes you dive in with #nofilter.

Carly Janine Mazur - #nofilter Valentine

9" x 12" oil and acrylic on board

Breakups are a an unfortunate aspect of love. It can hurt, a lot, but eventually with time the pieces are put back together... perhaps with the help of someone new!

Amanda Atkins - NoFilter Valentine

In elementary school, I loved celebrating Valentine's Day. Everyone making their own mailbox and giving out tiny colorful envelopes with hearts and stickers inside is something that still thrills me today.

The way we first see love as children is my idea of unfiltered love. Valentine's Day is one of the first little celebrations of our understanding of love, and celebrating it at school paves the way for the belief that love is for everyone - our friends, our families, our community - and not just a significant other.

I am lucky enough to work in an elementary school and partake in this fun ritual. It's one of my favorite days of the school year. This picture of a happy city classroom was done in pen and watercolor.

Jason Cheeseman-Meyer -- NoFilter Valentine

A lot of the sound and fury of love is all about capturing a person.  For a moment, for an evening, for a lifetime.  But it's not the volume of the sound or the frenzy of the fury that determines success.

Tim Durning- #nofilter Valentine

I didn't put any filter on my ideas for this piece, so when I thought "valentine," I thought ooey-gooey-lovey-hearts-and-kisses and tried to go a little silly and sweet.

Craig Maher - #nofilter Valentine

The filter that never comes down is the privacy of someone's inner world. The beauty of intimacy is sharing so much, loving that sharing. But sometimes a stray look hints at that hidden place.

Lee Moyer - The #nofilter Valentine - Wednesday

Algernon: If you ever get married, you will be very glad to know Bunbury. A man who marries without knowing Bunbury has a very tedious time of it.

Jack: That is nonsense. If I marry a charming girl like Gwendolen, I certainly won't want to know Bunbury.

Algernon: Then your wife will. You don't seem to realise, that in married life three is company and two is none.