Young Henry was quite taken with sweet Emily, but he was too shy to approach her. Emily had noticed Henry, but she had never even held hands with a boy and she could not meet his gaze.
Henry was convinced that Emily wanted nothing to do with him, so he tried hard to ignore her and when his friends were around he laughed and joked a little too loudly.
Emily's friends told her that Henry had a crush on her, but she was afraid that all those jokes that kept him laughing were about her. She plucked her mother's flowers when ever she walked past, asking each bloom whether or not he loved her, dropping petals like Hansel and Gretel's trail everywhere she went.
Mother was getting quite upset that her garden was looking so bare. She had a local potter make these cups and instructed Emily to reach into the cupboard with her eyes closed each day and she would know how he felt by the cup she chose.
Emily's mother was a smart one, so after a few days she removed the LOVES ME NOT cup from the cupboard. After three days of choosing LOVES ME, Emily believed it. She found the courage to meet Henry's gaze and he knew in one look that she LOVES ME.
This Valentine's Day card from Gigi Phillips is too cute! She makes the little figures in the cards and them creates the scenes to photograph them in.
This original drawing from the Pairabirds says so much with the minimum of lines.
Studio Elan always impresses me with her perfection of form and gorgeous glazing.
This cup is no exception.
This original painting from TP Design, an artist from my home town of Dallas, is all about love... love for your fellow human beings and love for your planet. It is painted on repurposed wood and reads, "The greatest of these is love."