Happy Valentine's Day! I was playing around with patchwork and half triangle squares the other day and was inspired to do a patchwork heart as a creative exercise. I kind of like the way it turned out, and for now its on my studio wall. Valentine's Day is low key around here, although there will be heart shaped pancakes and these chalkboard hearts at the breakfast table-
Wooden hearts from the craft store, painted with chalkboard paint, a small hole drilled in, and neon pink nylon cording threaded through the top.
Now to cover them with x's and o's.
Ian's Valentine card's are holigraphic Star Wars scenes, and I decided not to force him to be more creative. They are cute and made him happy. He addressed each one and stuck a chocolate kiss all on his own. Emma's class don't do individual Valentine's, instead they drew one person's name to make a homemade Valentine for. She folded the most beautiful bouquet of origami flowers.
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Maybe it's silly but that line kind of hit me where I live. Somehow I have surrounded myself with friends who are all healers and firefighters and advocates for educational equality and sometimes I can't help it, my focus on art and creativity feels inadequate. But the world needs things like quirky chocolate bars. It does. I'm going to hold on to that.
And, obviously, I would love to hold on to the actual bars and then eat them, because they all look incredible!
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OK, have a great Valentine's Day. And I haven't forgotten the crocheted granny circle tutorial, its still coming in the next day or so. But in the meantime, I'l dying to start making one of these for my bike. Ah!