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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's the big reveal of the little Valentine I've been working on lately.  I've been dreaming about this work for ages and Valentine's Day gave me the perfect deadline to see it through.

The valentine is a little chapbook of a poem and a series of pen and ink drawings.  It's a little campy, but as soon as I had the poem down I knew exactly how I wanted the rest of it to look.

If you're a regular commenter/follower of Sonnet and Mayhem, you've likely already received your own copy through the mail. (Of course, I will feel absolutely horrible if I've forgotten anyone!) Likewise, I know that I have quite a few silent followers who might have missed out either because I didn't have your mailing address or I don't know who you are. If you fit into either of these two categories and would like your own copy of the valentine, please drop me a note with your mailing address and I will lovingly send one out to you.  

And please don't be afraid to email! I know how it feels to be a silent reader of other blogs and feel weird about actually sending a message or question to another blogger, but I've had so many amazing interactions by simply reaching out and commenting, entering giveaways, or posting about someone else's awesome creative work. I won't think it's weird. I will totally love it! And I want to send out as many of these as possible.  Just ask and you will receive!

I hope if you did received one that it brightened your day a little bit! It was the best way I could think of to say thank you to all of you for your continued support and love!

FYI - Here's the poem

I’m a workhorse, not a romantic
I wish you would remember that

and I rarely dream

I don’t skip
I might recoil, harbour, leap, ache, covet

But I never skip

My defences are

Bristling at a slight

While forgiving
greater tortures

You send me into battle far too often

But to be fair,
I often grow restless

If I had my way
There would be no roller coasters

or scary movies


  1. We got the card just in time for Valentines Day! It was so perfect and so beautiful! I am in such awe of your amazing work!

  2. Thanks, A-Diddy. I wasn't sure how my NYC mail timing would be, but I'm glad that I hit close to the mark at least!

  3. Ditto to A-Diddy's comments. It was the only piece of mail I got that afternoon and it brightened my day (in fact, it gave it a hot pink sheen!)

  4. Love it! Every day should have a hot pink sheen.

  5. It was a fabulous piece of mail to receive. Thanks V!