Sunny Love


As I dipped my brush into the vibrant hues of yellow, the canvas before me slowly transformed into a foil Valentine balloon heart. The first strokes were delicate, tracing the outline of the heart with a gentle touch, much like the fluttering anticipation of love. I could feel the warmth and affection infused into every bristle of the brush.

With each layer of paint, the balloon heart came to life, radiating a golden glow against the canvas. The yellow hue symbolized the joy and happiness that love brings, a beacon of sunshine in the vast expanse of emotions. As I added intricate details, the heart seemed to float in the imaginary atmosphere of the canvas, capturing the essence of a love that is weightless and boundless. The finished masterpiece spoke volumes about the beauty of love, encapsulated within the delicate curves of a Valentine balloon heart.

  • Original Artwork ~ 16 x 20 Framed Acrylic Painting
  • Signed Artist Prints ~ 5×7, 8×10, 11×14 prints available
  • Note Cards ~ Pack of 6 note cards and envelopes 
  • Coffee Mug ~ Original art with pink handle and pink interior

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Where did Valentine’s Day originate from? The history of the holiday—and the story of its patron saint—is shrouded in mystery. We do know that February has long been celebrated as a month of romance, and that St. Valentine’s Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition. But who was Saint Valentine, and how did he become associated with this ancient rite?

The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Still others insist that it was Saint Valentine of Terni, a bishop, who was the true namesake of the holiday. He, too, was beheaded by Claudius II outside Rome.

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