Here is a small selection of wonderful watercolour paintings, both originals and prints which would be lovely as gifts for Valentine’s Day:
‘The Question’ Watercolor Heart Giclee Fine Art Print © Karen Faulkner 2012
I’ve always admired this artist’s work for her skill with controlling the medium. She is able to let it flow and show all of it’s properties whilst still encouraging it to do as she wants. I love this painting because of the mix of colours showing through and the incompleteness of the heart which reminds me of how unpredictable and wild love can be.
The vibrancy of the colours in this painting was the first thing that caught my eye and then upon closer inspection I saw how cute and in love the birds looked! Don’t you think?
I love the happy, whimsical feel to this illustration and even though the above is a sample, your own custom painting should definitely be as fun.
I hope I’ve given a taste of how art can be as appropriate and personal as any other Valentine’s Day Gift, especially if you wanted to go for something a little bit different
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Yes, I know it’s not even the end of January yet but it doesn’t hurt to plan ahead and try to get something special for your loved one on Valentine’s Day, does it? I think it can be a bit difficult to find really nice and appropriate cards for men and not just for Valentine’s Day, so I’ve put together this small selection to help you ladies out!
You and Me Valentine Card by myjuly on Etsy
I like the colour of this and the fact that it’s not too soppy!
‘You’re Exactly My Type’ Valentine’s Card by RedLetterPaperCo on Etsy
Again, here’s another one that’s not too soppy. The seller suggests that this card would be perfect for nerdy types or writer/editors, but I think a lot a guys would like this. It’s clear and to the point and even better it’s printed on recycled card.
‘I Love You More Than Shoes’ lasercut card by Storeyshop on Etsy
I think this may be my favourite. You can ask the seller to make you a custom card that replaces the word ‘shoes’ with a word of your own!
If you liked the card selection above, I’ll be doing more as we get nearer to Valentine’s Day so stay tuned!
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