re:valentine’s day.

It was almost exactly a year ago today that I discovered one of the perks of learning watercolour painting: As it turns out, and if you are so inclined, you can make your own greeting cards.

That’s right.

I’ve never needed to buy a greeting card since learning to watercolour paint.

Paper. Paint. Water. Brush. And a whole bunch of pretty little flowers on a page with some abstract patterns mixed in. A string of lights for Christmas. A few random egg shapes for Easter. Some skinny candles with little yellow flames atop for a birthday card. And, of course, a smattering of hearts for Valentine’s day.

I made my Valentine’s Day cards last night, two of them, one for my wife and one for my daughter.

Take that Hallmark.