On Valentine's Day

At the risk of sounding cynical on what is otherwise a lovely day, when did those little conversation hearts start using such possessive and co-dependent language?


In response, I'm spending tonight carving my February block prints. Very soon, they might resemble these templates:

Can't wait to print these sweet cards!

Show & Tell

In the last few weeks I have recieved two gifts from two great girlfriends. Last night, I noticed that when I held them together (the gifts, not the friends) they say so much about my life... Let me show you:

Blank books that say a whole lot!

Speaking of giving... I've been talking about my group of girlfriends on here for some time... we meet on Thursday nights to chat and pray together... and celebrate every little thing. Last night we exchanged valentines... a bit early. I had so much fun making these for the girls:

Raggedy heart valentine.

I'll post the instructions on how to make your own over at Spread Creative later today... You still have time to whip a few up for your girlfriends or sisters or daughters before valentines day! And if you make one, send me a picture!

Ok, last thing for now:

Mark your calanders for February 24th 2012, 7:30pm at Vroman's Bookstore here in Pasadena I am going to be reading (trying out some new material) as part of the USC Student/Faculty reading series. I will be reading along with 4 other students and Gabrielle Pina. It will fun and I would especially love it if you joined us... its free and open to the public.