Happy Valentine's Day

, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all in Internet lands.

This Valentine’s Day finds me doing paperwork, ordering supplies, and hopefully spending some quiet time with my little buddy, Chase. No worries though, as most of you know already, I’m actually married to my camera. (One of the great things about being married to a camera is that, on days like today, heck, I don’t even have to buy chocolates or flowers. New lens cap, anyone?)

They were handing these things out at work and so I thought it might be a good idea to get one for photographing. I hope you like my little heart-shaped goodie, as I had to endure running away in fright from the pastry pimps. Oh, are they good at handing out empty calories, those food pushers are. I had all to do to keep from them, escaping with merely a chocolate chip cookie (and a small one at that!) plus the goodie you see here, which, in fact, ended up being a rather nice model.

I hope you are having a great dinner tonight or out doing something fun. If you’re not the romantic kind, hopefully you are doing something art-related (and not, ahem, copying model releases in triplicate or filling in gallery insurance forms as, believe me, these are very boring tasks.)

Romance is a great inspiration for artwork, so I hope you’ll find some on this, the “hottest” of nights in the year. Enjoy some quiet time if you can, for spring is just around the corner and we all know that brings absolutely crazy opportunities for us all. In the meantime though, it’s red, red, red all the way, on this the very “reddest” of days. Heart-shaped goodies, chocolates, flowers and lots of fun abound for all.

Even if you happen to be alone this Valentine’s Day, look on the bright side. After tonight, a dozen roses will suddenly get cheap again! (Might be a good time to plan on shooting some still life imagery, wouldn’t it? Go on, you know you want to give it a try.)

Until next time…



  1. Great Grandma Lin
    February 15, 2012 / 4:48 am

    I read Americans will spend 6 billion dollars on this day. That seems unbelievable. Think of all the poor people we could feed, etc…

  2. Carol
    February 22, 2012 / 6:03 am

    Yes, true but then again it's good for everybody to have more love in the world I guess. I mean, hearts aplenty and it does wonders for those who sell roses I suppose.

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