Saturday, February 26, 2011

Springy Things

I finished some Bunnies. They aren't your typical Easter Bunnies I thought it would be fun to make them brighter. The silly Easter Eggs I made last year. Having all these characters hanging around the house has been inspiring for my son. He drew the Humpty Dumpty which I'm planning to frame. I just love it!
The Bunnies & Eggs are in my Etsy Shop if you'd like to see more of them. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day wasn't Hallmark's creation

February 14th romance and Valentine's Day date back further than you may think. The Roman celebration Lupercalia was celebrated on February 15. This celebration was the unofficial beginning of Spring. The Roman God Faunus representing fertility was honored.
Later this celebration became associated with Christan and Catholic customs. According to some folklore, Emperor Claudius II also known as Claudius the cruel banned all marriages for soldiers. Unwed soldiers fought better in his opinion. A Priest Valentine secretly wed the soldiers. He was thrown in jail. He wrote a note to his beloved " Farewell from your Valentine". He later became St. Valentine and Christian customs absorbed the Pagan ones.
For more information and fun folklore check out Greetings with Love The Book of Valentine's by Michele Karl.
The Valentine's above my son made for his Grandma. That's a love bug and a Heart Guy!
Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Frozen beauty

That's not snow on the branches more like a bright white ice. I've been working on Easter Ornaments and a Halloween bunny too. Back to painting for me. Wishing you all a creative Thursday! Stay warm!