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Valentine Fun

 

2 x 2 inches, Acrylic on Canvas- $ 15.

 
Decided to just have some fun in the studio for Valentine's Day.  I know that I'm not alone to say this holiday can be very painful for some.  I've had my years of tears with Valentine's Day.  But not anymore, thanks to my husband of 25 years.
 
As a child though, I have a wonderful memory of my dad using this holiday as a value in purchasing lesson.  You see, his barbershop was in a small shopping center with a drugstore as a neighboring business. 
 
When I was about 8 years old, we walked inside to see the Valentine chocolate boxes.  Oh, those cellophane wrapped red velvet hearts!  Big and small, some with ribbon and plastic flowers, some were pink and lace around the edges.  Normally, he'd come home on Valentine's Day with a smaller red heart box.  What would be different this year, is I could pick what I wanted...but
 
To get any of the larger boxes, I'd have to wait until February 15- when they go on sale for 50% off.  I was 100% in.  I picked out a large red velvet, cellophane wrapped, lace edged and satin ribbon heart. My dad brought it home the night of the 15th and I squealed, jumped and hugged him.  Then I sat down to tear off the cellophane and open the box.  Oh, the aroma of a box of chocolates.   
 
There was just one little problem...a 5' 2" problem that sported an apron and coral lipstick.  My mom.  She took all those chocolates out of the box and said I could only have two or three a day.


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