Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day 1968

My Valentine's Day memories from childhood involve lots of red and pink construction paper, paper doilies,and thick paste that came from a little jar with a stick in the lid to scoop it out. If we got to use glitter, that was an added thrill. There was always a party with heart-shaped sugar cookies with pink frosting and sprinkles to go along with the little folded valentines one picked out at the grocery store, to give to everyone in the class. Later at home, one could sit down and analyze the cards to see if there were any hidden declarations of love amidst the cartoon characters.


  1. What a beautiful moment you've captured Jane - in your illustration, and your story.

  2. This is a perfect post for this week! There's a lovely sensitivity to this illustration. I love how that pink pops against the other colors. Nice!!

  3. I love it Jane! She's adorable. And I love the way the scraps fall to the floor. Nice job!!