This commission for two of my college friends is a favorite of mine BECAUSE: Mackenzie reached out to me with this idea for a Valentine’s gift for Joel, because skiing has been a fun part of their relationship. ❄️
Little did either of us know that right before Valentine’s Day, Joel would propose to Mackenzie on the mountain, in their ski gear, just like I painted them. So very coincidentally, it turned out to be the perfect painting to commemorate their proposal!! How cool is that?!?
An old photo I used as a reference for painting a sweet ski trick! And I may have to figure out how to properly ski just to secure some form of transportation with this Seattle winter shaping up like it is... ❄️
Watch Ratatouille and put on Édith Piaf and THEN tell me you don’t spend the whole next week dancing around the kitchen baking unnecessary treats. 🥐
A creative break from the usual outlet is also important, I find.
Best parts about Valentine’s Day?
1. Gifts from your parents. 💌
2. Takeout. With 100% accurate fortune cookies.
3. Wearing red and pink from head to toe.
4. Cookies for everyone! Candy everywhere!
5. Specifically, chocolate in heart shaped boxes.
6. Old French music.
7. Everyone giving everyone else sweet thoughtful cards?! Are you kidding me? This holiday is the best!
Single and romanced friends alike, this list applies to one and all. May your heart be full and light, may your sugar allowance be tripled.🥡🍷❤️
Though a solid grocery coupon is its own kind of love language, a handwritten Valentine adds real magic to the mailbox. It’s not too late for that charming gesture, but get your orders in today! 💌
Washington, get ‘em before the snow stops the mailmen! Farther friends, check the stockist list on my site to see where you can locally find Pretty Bird.