Friday, February 11, 2011

Anatomy of a Valentine

Wonder how a drawing comes to be? Well, even if you don't, I thought I'd share how my Valentine came to be this year. Especially since, because I'm sick, I won't get them mailed out.

It started with my new obsession with crocheting.

A cute valentine heart. I crocheted lots of little hearts of varying sizes. They could be found all over the house. There was one in the bottom of the laundry hamper. I gave one to Harry to give to his girlfriend. Anyway, I finally settled on this heart and crocheted 20.

Then came the doodle.

I drew it during Sacrament meeting. I decided I didn't like the pushing and pulling of it so I did more drawing.

I decided this little boy and girl were too stiff.

Oh, and in the meantime I did some other Valentine doodles:

I finally found the perfect little boy and girl and the drawing FINALLY came to life.

I Am Giving You My Heart

I love the old fashioned look. A boy declaring his love! It's every little girl's dream!

Some times drawings come easier than this one. Sometimes it only takes one little doodle. But most often I fret and tweak and draw and erase...
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