A Valentine for Everyone

Why do love messages get so Valentine Scan © Catherine Rutgersgloomy? They say, “True love never dies.” But it does, a million times! It swoops and soars, dips, wavers, curls up like it’s asleep, and pops back out smiling.

It’s an experiment. Changeable, shifting, and charged. It’s at once temperamental and rock solid. In other words, true love is alive.

Tbyrd once said that my art is “retro from the future.” And it’s true, I want to dredge into the past, scoop up the best things, and skip on into a more delicious future. Bringing everyone along with me, of course.

When you were very young, did you celebrate a collective Valentine’s Day in school? In second grade, third grade, around the single-digit years, we each brought cards for every kid in the class. That’s one thing I’d like to bring back: a valentine for everyone.

So, while I don’t have cute little cards, sporting “be mine,” tucked into tiny envelopes – or even those vaguely heart-shaped, chalky-tasting candies that actually do appear to have a permanent shelf life ­– here are seven variations. Happy Valentines, to all the loves in our lives. Rock on with one sock on!

Radar Love Experiment © Catherine RutgersSwift on the Wings © Catherine RutgersCreative Future © Catherine RutgersKiss My Brain © Catherine RutgersBlush and Bloom © Catherine RutgersSea of Joy © Catherine Rutgers

Images and text by Catherine Rutgers © 2012

About CatRutgers4Art

Original art by Catherine Rutgers, with musings on the media and the methods. Founded in 2010. “I believe in magic moments. Am not afraid to be sentimental, and adore a tweaked cliché. Two of my favorite pastimes are watching paint dry and observing green tendrils unfold.”
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3 Responses to A Valentine for Everyone

  1. So happy to see you enjoy the valentines, PhotoBotos.
    The pix at http://photobotos.com are fascinating; amazing visions from around the world!!

  2. Susan Scutti says:

    GREAT POST ! love this one, Cat, and Happy Valentine’s Day to you and everyone you love!

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