Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

One of my Favorite Holidays!!! I Love Romantic Movies, Novels, Photos, any thing to do with Romance!! Once I belonged to our local chapter of Romance Writer's of Utah!! I wrote and wrote, became another person. I became the book, its was so fun!! My writing always had a twist of leaving the reader in limbo at the end of the book!! I wanted to write a sequel, editors did not agree with me. For me a mother of 4 and a husband who was a workaholic, Romance writing was the next best thing!! Nothing was ever published. I have and had a unique imagination, just do not have the command of the English Language, when it comes to writing a novel!!

These days I can do collages around Romance and the Past!! With a pair of scissors, pretty photos, lovely papers and old text I can escape into a Wonderful Romantic Trance and create a life for some unknown person who most likely has passed on to the other side!! I make up a story in my head a breath new life into the photo.

I Love making Valentine's with all the cutting,gluing down the fancy papers and German Dresden. When I was a little girl we moved a lot and Valentines Day was spent at a new school. Wanting everyone to like me. I made elaborate handmade Valentine's!! My big decorated Heart on the front of the envelope was a symbol of my artistry and a plea for please be nice to the new kid. A gift to the other kids eyes, now called eye candy!! It was a ritual for me. I spent a lot of time worrying about what I would find at the end of the day when all the kids took home their envelope of Valentines and Treats. As a new comer to each school the class bully sought me out and I was a target for name calling, being beat up and just plain tortured. I had it in my head I was the ugly duckling. Actually I was very pretty and shy. Some how I muddled through the new schools, bullies and Valentine's Day!! Each year I created pretty Valentine Envelopes for the little Valentine cards to be dropped into. Yes, even the class bully would give me one.

Hope your Valentines Day is filled with pretty little Love Notes and Hearts from Friends and Family, plus just maybe some Romance!! I received high speed Internet for Valentine's Day!! I am a little lost because I just discovered 4 years of favorites are not there any more!!! Oh well, starting over is some thing I am used to, XO, XO, XO!!!!