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Have you heard of one-stroke painting? I never had, until a dear friend of mine introduced me to it.
She is a master at the painting technique and is a dedicated devotee. She has paint tubes in a dizzying array of colors and dozens of demonstration cds. She waits for magazines to arrive with new patterns and projects and when they come, she pours over them for hours.
She has painted everything from snowman families and teddy bears to gardens filled with flowers and round "vacation fund" jars.
My own favorite flowers are pink roses so any gift from my artist friend is plastered with them. Nothing could make me happier than to receive another of her gifts, covered with pink roses.
A heart-shaped glass dish that she gave me is perfect for Valentine's Day. Fully blossomed pink roses as well as buds, edged in green, decorate the dish. It can be put down flat on a table or tilted sideways.
Right now, it's part of a Valentine's Day display on the kitchen table. The pink roses add a real touch of spring on a dark winter's day.
Do you have special decorations for Valentine's Day? What's your favorite?
eclipse - Did we watch it? Of course we did! In the thriftiest way possible. How about you?
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