i hadn't wanted to post about these until i was fairly certain a majority of friends who i sent one out to received one, but this year i hand painted a couple dozen valentines and sent them all over, one of them even going out to london. each card was also accompanied by a stuffed heart pin, though i forgot to take pictures of those, whoops. i've been painting quite a lot recently, and this was one very quick little project that helped motivate me to practice painting regularly and also share the love, quite literally.
also, i realize i haven't updated on the valentine's handmade swap, but i'm glad to say it turned out really well - i've heard very positive feedback from those who participated. i'll update tomorrow with a few submitted photos of gifts either exchanged or received in the swap - stay tuned!