in honor of Valentine’s day, i offered my friends-&-family rate to all “to spread the love.” cousin-in-law Kati, who ordered owls for baby JJ, shared the link on her hubby Tony’s wall, and he had the great idea to order 2 dozen for the missus. he said “some hearts” and whatever i think up.
so i consulted my bags of shapes and picked a still-unused Valentine cat from the 80s, courtesy of Aunt Dahlas passing down surplus school supplies. i mixed the icing a little early so it was deflating a little bit and behaving little more “flowy” than usual, but casual lines worked—instead of fretting if the toes should be more pronounced, or the whiskers longer, it looks a little floppy and kind of like a long-haired cat, right? [i considered making a few to look like LOL cat sensation “grumpy cat.” maybe tearing the heart in 2? another day.] my twitchy penmanship was just the right font for cute little-kid messages, like “luv u,” “xxoo,” “be mine,” and “T+K.” the flowered hearts were iced white and airbrushed rose pink through a flower paint stencil. i enjoy thinking of different color combinations for this pattern. a lot.
i wasn’t attempting any precision with these either—i wanted them to look casual/biomorphic/breezy, rather than symmetrical.
i bagged ‘em. they looked pretty. and i make my tags from old greeting cards. shazam.
thanks again cousin Tony, and happy Valentine’s Day to all! coming soon… well, i have an order, but i’m still working on what it will be. so it’ll have to be a surprise… and then i have some Indy cars. stay tuned!