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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day from Loveland, CO

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

I was happy to see another Valentangle challenge at the DIVA's blog this week.  I have always loved hearts and making valentangles!  This tile was inspired by Rick & Maria's Kitchen Table Tangle video on the tangle Waybop, and the heart variation that is posted on the zentangle.com blog today

I used a tan zendala tile, with a black, tan, and red Micron to create the Hearty Waybop and aura's. I used Noom around the outside border (love that tangle in the round!).  For the background I used graphite to make the Printemps, and shade the tile.  Also, a white charcoal pencil for highlights. 


#Iheartwaybop, #Noom, #Printemps, #GraphiteIsTheNewBlack

As you can imagine, Valentine's Day is a big event in Loveland, CO!
In February of 1947 the Loveland Valentine Remailing Program was born.  Every year, over 130,000 Valentines are sent to Loveland, where volunteers hand-stamp them with a Valentine verse (contest every year) and send them on to the intended recipients.  Approximately 60 volunteers gather to stamp the verse (there is a waiting list for this duty) which is sent all over the US and more than 110 countries.  Since 1962, a high school senior has been chosen to represent the program and the city as "Miss Loveland Valentine".  

For more than 40 years, the streets of the Sweetheart City have been lined each February with hundreds of wooden hearts. Many proclaim personalized words of affection, devotion and admiration in 25 letters or fewer. The Thompson Valley Rotary Club has been managing the program for nearly 20 years.
Community members can request nearly anything written on the hearts, including notes in foreign languages and symbols. Each message will be stenciled on the heart with the help of local students. Proceeds of the sales go to help children locally and abroad through the Thompson Valley Rotary Club.

 All quite fun to read as you are riding through town (not while driving, of course...wink). 








14 comments:

  1. Lovely lovely lovely Valentangle. I love how you did it, I watched that video on Waybop and now need to sit and try it myself. Your work is always so cheerful and I miss Loveland's valentine feeling.

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  2. Sue: Wow !! That is so interesting, and your Valentangle is pretty awesome too. Love the entwined hearts and colors. It's kinda like you superimposed a 3Z tile onto a Zendala tile. Your artwork is just the best !! Happy Valentines Day to you AND to Loveland.

    Duane.

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  3. That is so interesting to read about your city! Your Valentangle is super in the round, especially with the Noom border!

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  4. Beautiful Valentangle and what fun to see the pics of Loveland. I many years ago was ahead of the game and sent my cards to the postmaster for that special cancellation. It was fun!

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  5. Your Valentangle is truly stunning. I can't stop looking at the details, especially the sparkle in your auras. I love the Loveland tradition and story. That's amazing.

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  6. I love knowing things os other cities and this one is great to know. Your Valentine zendala is GORGEOUS!!!!

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  7. Stunning tile. I've never thought of using a graphite pencil to draw with - duh! That is something I'm going to try this weekend.

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  8. What a lovely valentangle. So much depth, and expression of love. I also love how your community gets involved in Valentines Day and giving back. What a great name for a place to live.

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  9. What a wonderful place Loveland is! I'm so grateful that there are still people in this world that care enough to make someone else feel special! Thank you to Loveland! And I LOVE your Valentangle Mandala! Your Waybop is perfect! I'm still practicing it. Beautiful design and colours! :)

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  10. What a LOVEly city to live in! Your art this week is incredible, as always! It is just so pleasing to look at and take in all the beautiful details! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•

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