Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine’s Day

It’s hard to believe we are in the middle of February. Winter is dragging on. We’ve endured a very stressful week with a family crisis. Thankfully all went well and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

I have a bit of a battle ahead for me as I deal with some challenges to help my son, but I’m hoping for the best. I admit I hit a few dark places this week when the stress became too much. Especially when I had to go to work and put my problems aside.

Now that the dust has settled and we have a chance to breath, I want to take a moment to focus on Valentine’s Day. We tend to think of flowers and chocolate with Valentine’s Day.

These are some garden flower watercolor sketches. A rose...






















Wildflowers, Spring Beauty...























This is a day to show those who are special in our lives how much we mean to one another. I count my blessings for this man who has been by my side.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

7 comments:

joo said...

Eleanor, the watercolours are so lovely - my favourite is the second one!
Here we still struggle with snow and cold so flowers really could help:)
Happy Valentine's Week (it can be a week, can't it?)

Mandy Higgs said...

Ahhhh, i know,,,i can't believe we still have two month of snow ahead still!!!!ewwwww
well canada won gold last night!! yahhh... well,,,i hope you and your son work out ok for you,,family stress and crisis are very hard,,,my thoughts are with you.....
lovely water color!! love the rose. Have a great week:D
Mandy

Eleanor Thorel said...

Thank you Mandy.
Yeah Canada! We were close again today...

Eleanor Thorel said...

Thank you Joo,
I am missing spring now. I just want to see colour...

Jenn Jilks said...

Beautiful drawings. We had a great Valentine's Event in Muskoka.

Remember to breathe!
Remember you are a beautiful person!

If you need anything, let me know!
/Mom to 3!

Eleanor Thorel said...

Thank you Jenn. I looked at your post and left a comment. I do need to remember to breathe. Very rough time right now:(

Cathy Olliffe said...

All the best Eleanor.