Today, on February 15th, is the day we ought to celebrate Valentine’s… considering every store has discounted their candy and themed merchandise:
I love you, snookums, and look! I bought twice as much chocolate/flowers/stuffed animals to prove it! Heehee
A Facebook friend reminded me that the ancient Romans did, in fact, celebrate a fertility festival ~ Lupercalia ~ on the 15th of February, and suggested we start a movement to restore “The Old Ways”… of course, with the obvious advantage of clearance candy! Yummmmm.
But why stop there? We could also push Christmas Eve back to the 26th, and go Trick-or-Treating on November 1st.
Or we could avoid the commercialism altogether by baking sweets and presenting handmade gifts! Joe made me a heart-shaped cake last night. :)
Better yet is to make a personal commitment to treat every day like “Valentine’s Day”
~ making the effort to live in a loving manner and showing appreciation for others all the time. 365 Days of Love.
Being a thoughtful and caring partner is much better than using flowers and jewelry to replace genuine feelings.
Forget the over-the-top, gooey-romantic stuff… personally, I’d rather receive a handpicked wildflower bouquet when I’m least expecting one, and not because the calendar and retail gods demand a love offering.
Today, on February 15th, I’m also pleased to announce that Ginger has won my Giveaway contest! She will be receiving an 8″x10″ matted print of Jane Bennet Cat.
I really appreciate everyone who visited and commented here on my blog over the weekend; I hope you have a wonderful week! xoxo
I stopped into Howard's Art and Frames yesterday to sign up for the "Art For the Animals" charity auction, to benefit Guiding Eyes.
This is their 11th year hosting the fundraiser, and will be my sixth year participating! I will be painting cats as characters from Shakespeare this year, in honor of the 400th anniversary of his death. <3 =^,,^=
Good morning! Just a reminder, there is one day left to bid on these beautiful paintings in The Rabbit Hole Artist Collective's July auction. It ends tomorrow afternoon, at 2PM EST.
My "Bastet" is still waiting for an opening bid! After the auction, she will be listed in my Etsy shop at full price. ;)
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A rough sketch for my next cat portrait. Can you guess which book this is? ;) http://ift.tt/2a0xFrj
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