Art for Valentine’s Day
I just finished this little painting for my sweetie for Valentine’s Day.
I wanted to give him something, but I’d been putting off going shopping. First of all, I hate shopping. I hate the consumerism of it all. And second, he doesn’t like candy. At least, not the usual sticky sweet stuff sold for Valentine’s Day.
When I realized that I was procrastinating the shopping because I hate it so much, I realized that I needed to come up with something else. Nothing extravagant. But not just a stupid card, either.
I thought about making him a card. But that still didn’t feel right. Just a card? That’s all? Even if it’s handmade, it’s still just a card. It’s not enough. But then the thought hit me: what about a little tiny painting, about the same size as a card? Yes, that felt right.
So I pulled out a little 5×7-inch canvas board and started painting. This felt right. It’s so much more personal than a storebought card. It’s a little part of me that I’m giving him.
Oh, and that thing I have about hearts? (I mentioned that I don’t like hearts in fine art in my post about the Los Angeles Art Show.) Well, I did use a heart in this painting. But it’s very subtle.
Does this mean I have to revise my bad attitude about hearts?