So we’ve been married for 20yrs, in the early Valentine days it was all so lovely; himself used to buy me little trinkets, even wrote me poetry. I painted him pictures, made mixed tapes (yes THAT long ago!) and lavished him with attention…it was borderline boho, although we stopped short of prancing around the garden in chiffon butterfly outfits.
Fast forward a few decades. I still paint him pictures and if you count cutting what’s left of his hair, then yes, I do still *lavish* attention on him, but the past 4 Valentines have tried my patience somewhat.
I have received: secateurs, wellies, a bowsaw and gardening gloves respectively…this year I got an incinerator….I was holding out for an industrial shredder to make getting rid of the body parts easier!!!
Fortunately for him I’m not a bitter woman, but I have poked him in the loft this morning to look for random items that I don’t really require!
So in the spirit of all things Valentiney ...meet my Love Rat!! :)
A wee watercolour ratty all trembly and wonky lipped in anticipation of your adoration!
Soft shades in pinks, blues and lilacs with splishy-sploshy bits and pencil marks still visible.
Painted on a heavily textured watercolour postcard.
In his tiddly little paws he holds a little hand stitched love heart in pink embroidery silks.
This little chap does comes with a frame too and is available on my Etsy shop here…because nothing says “I love you my precious one” like a rodent! ;0)
So hoping your Valentine is proving marginally more romantic than mine…I’m off to fire up the incinerator…grrrr!
As ever, stay groovy my bloggy chums and a BIG Mimi Loves to you!
Thank you for droppin’ by!