Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I've been working on some Queens~of~Heart's...

(painted in acrylics on dried gourds, accented with polymer clay crowns)

suitable for Valentine's Day, but really meant to be Queens

of the Alice~in~Wonderland type...

I wonder what you call a bunch of Queens?...

A Bunch?...A Bevy?...A Horde?

Anyway, I'm working on several Queens,

and Leo is helping me...;)

(They're going in my Etsy shop this weekend.)

♥ ♥ ♥
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No matter how little room I leave for Leo on my painting table,

he manages to squeeze himself in...

(I don't do it intentionally... art "stuff" just collects around me...

encroaching on Leo's space...;)

He knows if he makes it look difficult enough to settle in, I'll move some things around.

Good help, that Leo is.

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"I'm dangerously close to the edge here, Mom!"
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I have to get back to painting,

 but I'm leaving you with wishes for a fun day,

and some vintage Valentine card scans...

They're large files, so you can do a lot with them...

(Next year, right?...If you're like me, you tell yourself that quite a bit!)

Enjoy!
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A pretty Ellen Clapsaddle card!
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These (above) were so popular when I was in grade school!
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I'm always "drawn" to arty ones...(bad pun, I know)!
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Louis Wain kitties are wonderful!
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Isn't this unique...but odd?

Being a Scorpio, it's my favorite of the group...

Kind of a Halloween~Valentine, though!

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One more thing...

I bought "Conversation Hearts" tonight,

and then I changed them a little...

;)

Have a wonderful day!

More soon!



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20 comments:

  1. Leo is so gorgeous! His eyes are such a great green color--he is special. love your vintage Valentines and your adorable conversation hearts. Have a lovely Valentines day!

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  2. Lovely Post! The gourds are stunning! so clever- Love them! and your helper Leo couldn't be more precious- I have some feline helpers who always get involved too! Love the vintage cards and cat conversation hearts with whimsical sayings as well!

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  3. Happy Valentine's Day, Anne!
    Your Queens Of Hearts are really, really awesome! You're quite talented. I can't imagine being able to do something like that. Thank goodness Leo is allowing you to work on them. :) I hope you have a beautifully sweet day today. Blessings, Bird

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  4. Handsome Leo:) Love the Queens with their crowns and their own Leos. Happy Valentines Day!!!

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  5. ♥...Happy Valentine's Day ....♥...Love / Liefs Ria....xxx...♥♥♥ !!!

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  6. Love your queens of hearts !! Very sweet...Then there's Leo..What a dear..Happy Valentines Day..

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  7. I love all of the valentines. Happy Valentines Day, love you.

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  8. I love your queens but leo is lovely too. he definably need a space on the craft table.
    Happy Valentine Day.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  9. Happy Valentine's Day ;o) What a beautiful post! I love all the older Valentine cards ;o) And, your latest creations are amazing! Big Hugs ;o)

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  10. I love all the vintage cards.

    Yes, it is hard to get anything done around a cat. They are always in the middle of everything.

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  11. Happy Valentine's Day, and to Leo, a big hug. Maybe a larger work table or at least a special place "reserved for Leo". (o:

    Hugs

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  12. Happy Valentine's Day to you, too! You are so lucky to have such a handsome helper! :D There are so many very cute valentines on here! I also love the kitty conversation hearts!

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  13. I was just using one of the Valentine images I had gotten from you before and was telling a friend about your blog when I saw that you have MORE Valentine's to share. Love it! Thank you.

    I love your post - the Queens look great. Maybe that's what a horde of Queens is called "THE Queens". And Leo is gorgeous! Don't they always squeeze into the tightest places? I have one of our cat sitting in a saucer. They just do it somehow. Talking about cats makes me miss having one since we had to put ours down Dec 2012. We have a new dog to keep our other dog company and that is just simply keeping us busy busy busy ...

    I enjoyed stopping by.

    Belated Happy Valentine's Day!

    Thanks again!
    Jenn

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  14. What a treat to see your artwork and vintage Valentines! I love the photos of your youth~priceless! I too, paint on gourds that I raised, I love your queens! Hugs, Kerrie

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  15. Hello. Catching up with your blog. A purrrrfect place to when I've woken up way too early and laying there leads to Too Much Thinking! Condolences on your losses in November. Your dry brush project looks great - as do your Christmas decorations. I think some of the best decorating is the kind that just happens. Love the images you've shared! Angels to you!

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  16. Dear Anne - I love your "bevy" of queens. Looks like you have been keeping busy this winter in spite of Leo. I can relate because I have a couple of kitties that love to climb up on my table where I paint as well. Hope you have a wonderful week. The kitty valentine was my favorite - from one kitty lover to another! Hugs Pixie

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  17. Happy Belated Valentine's Day Annie! Wow, Leo is so handsome; I just LOVE your current header! Love the vintage Valentines too. Hope you had a wonderful day!

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  18. Love love love everything about this post.... especially your painting in the header...♥

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  19. LOVE your queen of hearts! :) Since I'm in the middle of a big painting of a Queen of Hearts, I may be biased. :)

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  20. Dear, creative, wonderful friend!
    How on earth did I miss this post? My blog roll is probably not refreshing itself, and it's frustrating...
    But I am so glad you are creating and posting...I have certainly missed you and your adorable furry bunch! ;)
    Beautiful Queens and Kings of Leo! Hee...
    I hope you Valentine's was filled with lovely moments and sweet treats...
    I really love the darling vintage cards...
    Sending lots of love to you, Anne!
    xoxoxo,
    - Irina

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