Wednesday, February 14, 2018

💘 All About Love Today! 💘


Hi Everyone and Happy Valentine's Day! Sending love out to all of my friends! :)

Michael's Scribble Picnic theme today is "Mushy" (follow the link for more mushy scribbles!). At first, this word brought back not-so-pleasant childhood memories of being served mushy peas with nearly every meal. I do NOT like peas (gag gag)...but mushy also can be described as corny, romantic and lovey-dovey...I'm all about lovey-dovey! :) Here is my watercolour I call "Flowing Love". And to add some more mushy to my life...


...I drew this as my daily drawing. Remember those old cards from grade school? Well, I was in grade school in the 70's so that's when they were around. They'd come in a large pack and you'd just pop them out of the carton? Some that are inspiring are these:



I love these cards!!! You can't find stuff like this anymore.


This is the card I made for Alex, talk about mushy! :)


This morning's sunrise. I was up at 5am today. I get so excited on these special days that I couldn't sleep much later! (I'm like a kid on Christmas morning) I wanted to plan the surprises and the dinner and get my day going early.


As the morning flew by, we started to get some clouds. "Mares tails and mackerel scales make tall ships take in their sails." We have mackerel scale skies currently, which means a storm is on the way. There is actually rain in the forecast tomorrow, yeesh! It's going to be a SLUSHY-MUSHY mess! :)


More fridge fun. :)


Sigh...doggie updates...Pavlov is out of his cone as of this morning. We had to keep it on longer than expected because he found a way to push the cone onto the bed to reach his toe. So he was licking in secret. He was banned from the bed after that, but he's on the mend! Stella...her poor paws got all cut up the morning after we had the ice storm. That ice is damn sharp for sensitive paws! She's better this morning too. 


The bread is baked and cooling on the counter for tonight's Tomato Pizza Fondue! I'm also making a Mississippi Mud S'mores-Fudge Pie for dessert..I'll blog about that luscious goodness this weekend!! :)

I hope everyone has a love-filled day and is feeling very grateful for the people and critters in their lives today. :) I am! I'll leave you with a few of the love-themed drawings I did this week! 

"Monster Love"

"Love Never Forgotten"

"Forever Love"


61 comments:

Wanda said...

Oh Rain, what a fun post...filled with the old and the new. I loved those old Valentines we got in school. It was a favorite as you made a decorated shoe box to take to school for your Valentines. Not any more...just text, text, text..not to romantic.

I love your new drawings...they are fabulous and show love from every angle.

Your bread looks wonderful, and sorry your doggies have they hurts.

God bless...

laurie said...

you have been a busy woman and its wonderful to see such love,,enjoy your day with your sweet heart, I really do think they did Valentine cards much better back in the day lol,,the card you made your sweetie is perfect!

Kristina said...

Ah, I must have lost that zip to the special day. Hubby went to work ill, and one daughter is congested. There will be no special gifts, no cards, and dinner will be a healing chicken noodle soup. I'm actually spending it alone until everyone is off work. I remember the kids getting so excited about when they were little though.

Serena Lewis said...

Definitely a mushy love Valentine theme in your sketches...I especially like your flowing love watercolour piece.

Love the smell of bread baking...so comforting.

I feel so sorry for the pooches and their ailments. Glad to hear they are both doing better now. We have a Jack Russell Shihtzu Mix who has sensitive skin and he occasionally has a reaction to something...possibly grass seed....and he can be biting and scratching for weeks. He can get himself in quite a mess and has to wear a cone during those times. He just got over a bout actually. I always feel so sad for him.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

wisps of words said...

I love how you really "get into" holidays and such!!! Never lose this, my Dear. It will keep you young.

Your art work is so cool. Yes, I remember those cute-s-y little Valentines! Do they still have them? Must look that up. Seems there would still be a market for them, at least among the youngest children. I hope so. If not, another sweet thing, gone from the world. Sad.

I... drum roll please.... Made old fashioned oatmeal from my husband this morning!!!!!! -chuckle- It sounds funny but... He loves it! I usually hate to stand there and stir it. But I did, this morning. :-)

Later we will each have a Cadbury Creme Egg. Not the big ones. Not the tiny, crispy shell ones. Creme Eggs, but rather small. :-)

I can't eat much chocolate. I do not care for roses. But the yummy cream eggs! Yessss!

Funny thing is... They come out for Easter. But will be gone, by Easter time. We have learned to get 'em when they appear.

Happy Valentine's Day!!!!!

Jenn said...

Lots going on in your post! Love it! I like the match card best, very cute. Supper sounds like it will be amazing! Happy love day!

Tammie Lee said...

Lots of love here
a sweet place to be

I enjoyed seeing all your loving drawings
some fun, some tender
all dear

Sounds like you will have a yummy dinner.
Enjoy~

Christine said...

Lovely Valentine post today Rain, complete with many 'mushy' pieces for SP! Love your fridge deco and that bread looks so good!

Kristin Dudish said...

Wow! So much LOVEly goodness on your blog today - such fun to see it all! Your valentines are absolutely adorable (and I love the hearts on the fridge). I'm glad your pups are on the mend!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Happy Valentines Day, you two lovebirds! Enjoy that fondue, too.

Lorraine said...

I see the heart in your painting - literally. It's beautiful. And those little Valentines are bringing back memories. I have a friend who scours estate sales for things like that. Love those drawings - blue elephants and birds - quite eclectic and quite beautiful.

Martha said...

I love your artwork, especially all those wonderfully corny cards! So much joy in your home. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your honey. xo

wisps of words said...

Thank you, Dear One, for your sweet comment today.

Hugssssssssssss....

baili said...

I love peas dear Rain!
and this vege is the only one to which i love since my childhood :)

I loved the "ocean of love card from your scool time how amazing!

your art is very appealing my friend ,you are wonderful painter as these birds in last are so lovely and perfect for the day of love!

RO said...

Mini Martha Stewart rises once again Rain! Putting those hearts on the fridge is a wonderful way to celebrate, and your artwork is so fun and loving. I just enjoy your pictures so much! Hugs...RO

Andrea Priebe said...

Your forever sweetness has turned to "Mushy"for one day and what a wonderful Mushy you are. So much energy put into everything you do ... you make me exhausted just reading about your day. I love the idea of Tomato Pizza Fondue, you can include that recipe in your post about the Mississippi Mud S'mores-Fudge Pie if you like :) So your drawings, all of them, are wonderful. I especially like the elephants because I have always had a fondness for elephants. But clever clever you and your Mushy interpretations ... Loved all of it :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

This is such a fun post!! I love how you decorated the fridge! I cut out a red heart and put it on the skeleton in my office. :) I hope you are not getting rain. We are back to frigid cold temps again. I am just so very sick of this weather. I can't wait to hear how the fondue went!

Trina said...

I like your sweet mushy card you made. Looks good!

wisps of words said...

Your comment on my blog entry... Here.... I like that! The Dark Moon!

Because the New Moon doesn't "say" to me, how "dark" it is, Feb. 15.

:-)

You always help me, with such. Thank you!!!

Harry Flashman said...

I like the blue heart, looks like someone made it in the sand, and the wind is blowing it away.

Alas, we really don't do much with Valentines Day at my house, but maybe I should. I bought my wife a silver ring she wanted today, but not really because of Valentines day. :-(

Magic Love Crow said...

I hope you had a great Valentine's Day! I love your drawings and your special dinner! The fridge is too cute! You made my heart smile! Your poor puppies!!! Give them hugs from me! Big Hugs!

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Mushy love is good, it's so easy to forget to take time to express such in art and action. Good on you! Glad the pups are healing. Had to laugh at the "licking in secret" comment!

Nicole Thomas said...

Happy to see you had such a wonderful Valentines day. I love all the mushiness 💕

Rain said...

Thanks Wanda :) We did that too! The shoebox mailbox for the Valentines!! :) You're so right...the technical age has made the world a bit of a cold place at times. I think that's why I try to keep things more real around here. :)

Rain said...

Hi Laurie :) Thanks :) I had fun making that card! Alex loved it. We had a great evening and a scrumptious meal! :)

Rain said...

Hi Kristina :) Sorry to hear you lost your zip. I hope everything starts to get a little more balanced in your household!

Rain said...

Hi Serena :) Thanks :) I like my watercolours the most, that's for sure! :) Oh, your poor pup! Well, I keep "catching" Pavlov licking his toes...I just have to say his name loudly and then "NO" and he gives me a fearful look, poor thing...but it keeps him from licking. The vet tech gave me a tip. She said take some Vicks Vaporub and dot a little bit around the areas where they lick and they "should" get turned off by the smell and leave it alone. I'm going to try it if he still goes after the toes!

Rain said...

Hi Wisps of Words :) Oh you are welcome for the comment, I meant every word :) I think sadly those old Valentines cards are a thing of history. Just like so many things these days, it is sad! Hey, if hubby loves your oatmeal, then that's a great Valentine's breakfast!!! :) I LOVE those Cadbury eggs! You're right, they disappear right after Easter, thank you for reminding me to load up on them next time I go out...although I'm supposed to NOT be hoarding chocolate anymore lol...

Rain said...

Thanks Jenn :) Supper was AWESOME...I hope you had a nice evening too! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Tammie Lee, I'm glad you enjoyed the post :) The art is becoming my favourite part of the day! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Christine :) I'm having a lot of fun with the picnic...incorporating drawing and painting and fun stuff :)

Rain said...

Thanks Kristin :) The pups are on the mend! One of them is a sneaky toe-licker lol...have to keep an eye on him! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Debra! Have you got your fondue pot out yet???

Rain said...

Hi Lorraine :) Thank you! It's so true, those little cards are probably only available used now, so sad! Thanks for saying that about my heart watercolour :)

Rain said...

Thanks Martha :) The home is filled with a lot of love these days :) The cards are so much fun, and there are limitless ideas out there as long as you keep it corny lol! :)

Rain said...

Hi Baili :) Well, you can HAVE my peas for life lol... Thank you! I'm very much enjoying all of the paintings and drawing, it's a lot of fun and very relaxing and rewarding! :)

Rain said...

LOL RO :) Mini Martha lol...I have Mini Me in mind now eeek!

Rain said...

Thank you Andrea :) I will definitely include photos and recipes in my next post on Sunday! :) Dinner was GREAT...food coma afterwards though lol...I'm glad you liked my mushy post today! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Dianna :) I want to see a photo of you skeleton with the heart!!! We did get rain, freezing rain, now it's sunny and mild but tomorrow it's back down to the minus teens. Icky weather. I said to Alex yesterday that I really wish we could live in a milder climate...but I want to stay in Canada so I have to accept that I'm just going to ache for 4 months out of the year. sigh.

Rain said...

Hi Trina :) Thanks for visiting :) I'm all about mush...not just on Valentine's!! :)

Rain said...

You're welcome Wisps of Words!! I go by my gut...that's all. :)

Rain said...

Hi Harry :) That's a nice way to look at the painting! I really does look how you described it, fun! :) Valentine's is a fun day, but to be honest, I try to make romance a daily thing, I'm a sucker for it. :) I think you should make a card for your wife next year, she'll love it I think! :)


Rain said...

Hi Magic Love Crow :) Big hugs right back to you and yes, the dogs will get even more hugs on your behalf :) Dinner was awesome! We still have that cake, half of it, three days later...it's rich, I'll blog about that on Sunday!

Rain said...

Hi Donna :) Yeah, lol, licking in secret...and as soon as I look at him, he stops and freezes lol...like I'm not aware of what's going on ha ha. Mushy love is good, I agree! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Nik :) I hope you had a nice Valentine's too! :)

Becki said...

I love all your Valentine pictures, Rain! Very clever and cute! I'm trying to move beyond the flu that struck me this week and your pictures made me smile. :)

Rain said...

Oh Becki, FEEL BETTER SOON!!!! I'm so happy that my post made you smile! You're so sweet!! :)

Terry said...

Nice pictures Rain. You’re all loved up today! You know, I was at school in the 70s too. I love mushy peas and can’t get enough of them. Nowadays,I eat whatever they want me too. The thing is, all my meals are made for me which is one of the good things about being disabled

Rain said...

Thanks Terry :) I have this thing about peas...I never liked the taste of them but was forced to eat them as a kid...I would sometimes just pop them down like pills with a glass of water, ick. You'll never see me eating a pea in this lifetime lol...

Pam Jackson said...

I am loving your drawings...I need to check what this coming week is in Scribble Picnic, I have missed out on the last two. Great job.

Rain said...

Thanks Pam :)) I hope you join in next week, it's a lot of fun! I already have some ideas! :)

Michael said...

Your drawings are so inspiring, Rain! I’m going to do my best to make time to draw as such today too. Really struggling to doodle every day and disappointed in myself there but as it is, there are other stresses with my work that leaves me totally depleted of creativity at the end of the day. It is enough to keep up with our picnics...and look at me now— 4 days later finally visiting everyone!

Your mushy theme is simply gorgeous— full of feeling. Brilliant job, Rain, truly! Thank you so much.

Rain said...

Thanks Michael :) I have you to thank! You really inspired me to draw and then get better pencils and some pastels now. :) I don't work, so I can truly understand how work can leave a person depleted of creativity. When I was working, I had ZERO hobbies. Nothing! I'm so glad you are still doing the picnic though, I look forward to your prompts every week! :) I already have a PLETHORA of ideas for next week! (I love using that word!)

Alexandra MacVean said...

This is such a fun post, Rain. I love each of your paintings. SO fun! Thanks for sharing such wonderful pieces. :)

Leigh said...

I love the very first watercolor! And I love how intensely romantic you are. :) I know Alex does too!

Rain said...

Thanks Alexandra! :) This is a fun time of year for me! :)

Rain said...

Thanks Leigh :)) Yes, hopeless romantic as they say lol...Alex really does appreciate it! But then, he's the same way! :)

Sam I Am...... said...

What cute drawings for "Valentine's Day"....all that love! Your watercolor is beautiful and the old ones are so corny and cute. Happy belated Valentine's Day to you and Alex! The sweetest couple I know!
Love the card you made for him too. Loving the weather lore...I have never heard of that saying but it's a good one!

I really liked "monster love"!

Rain said...

Thanks Sam :) I really liked my "monster love" too!!! I saw a movie still of that scene except he had his hand around her throat, so I made it just a little more monstrously romantic lol! ;)

Stefanie said...

I like that Monster Love. Poor doggy and bad doggy although he was a sly fox on figuring out how to lick his toe, LOL. Glad you had a great Valentine's Day. One child decided last minute to participate so I had to go to Target and scrounge through what was barely left. I picked up a pack of individually wrappy M&M's which was supposed to have 30 but it was short two. I complained on the company's website. I'm supposed to get a complimentary coupon. The teenager made a batch of chocolate chip cookies which were a hit.

Rain said...

Oh Stefanie...it works! When you complain to the companies they usually act and send you free stuff...good job. I wouldn't have let 2 M&M's go either! :) I think the Monster Love is my fave too! :) Pavlov...little bugger...lol!