Quirky awkward Valentines are my favorite.Much like love, sometimes you dive in with #nofilter.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
|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!
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.
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.