When Mary Huber, the director of the the Hearst Center for the Arts here in Cedar Falls, Iowa, saw my February 8th post, Valentines 2009, she invited me to put up a spur-of-the-moment show.
With just a 2-day lead time, I excavated from portfolios valentines spanning my past three decades. John found ones I had given him, stashed in drawers and books; my mother Betty Milner had a file marked "Marci's Valentines"; my Minneapolis friend Marjorie, a clairvoyant, recently returned to my keeping the ones I made for her in the 1970s and 1980s; and then the ones that never got sent.
So if you weren't able to get over to the Hearst Center for the week-long duration of My Handmade Valentines, here are a few:
This was for Marjorie in 1977.
Jules & I worked on this one together when he was in elementary school & gave it to Baboo & Grandpa