It’s that time of year when publicly, you exclaim your love by purchasing cards, gifts , flowers or a lovely dinner for your sweetheart.

Um No. I am fortunate – I have had the same valentine for 20 years yet it seems like just yesterday we were married. To celebrate Valentines day there is always a small piece of art. They sit on the mantle and then get stashed away with the others sometime in March or eventually become overshadowed by Senior Pictures or birthday cards. Yet there in the drawer of the armoire, are 19 pieces of my heART- a testament to the love that still feels new.

Valentines, in progress

I almost hate to admit this – I BUY valentines. (Um I have also proudly purchased everyone of my children’s birthday cakes – Auntie Sue disapproves…) So I thought for kicks, I would make them this year.

Sneak Peak at the ‘pieces’.