Over the past 2-3 years I have been drawn to the art of paper cutting. There are some amazing things that I have seen but here is an example to wet your appetite.
Mind blowing right?
Another artist that I am a huge fan of is Elsita Mora. Her work is lovely and her blog is stunning. I find I can get lost there but I always walk away with a smile and wonderment.
With that in mind, it was Valentines Day yesterday. When I was a little girl, my God Mother Janie, would always make me a handmade Valentine. It was a small gesture that made an impact on me. I have always encouraged my children to do the same and this year I thought I would combine my desire to try paper cutting and my need to set an example by making my own homemade Valentines.
I started on my Pinterest board with a project I pinned last year. The first one was for my husband.
I was pretty happy with it and when my daughter came home from school I showed it to her. She asked if she was getting one too! So guess what I did on Valentine's Day.
My son is turning 11 in April. He has a passion for the outdoors and camping. He told my husband a few weeks ago that someday he would just like to have a lot of land and a simple life. His Valentine was the next one I tackled. I made him his cabin in the woods.
He is growing up so fast, so I wrote "Wherever you roam, there will always be warm hearts waiting at home."
The last one was for my daughter. She is 100% girl and is full of hugs and kisses. She loves to share her art and ideas with me and we talked about possibilities for other Valentines when I showed her the first one for my husband. Here is what I came up with.
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines Day and were able to share it with the ones you love.