Monday, February 14, 2011

A Mango Valentine

One of Tom's favourite treat is dried mangoes so, for Valentine's Day, I bought a framed canvas he can use for his acrylic painting, some dried mango, dried cherries (was looking for red) and pins (the store actually had packages of pins with yellow heads only--usually you can only find mixed colours) and created this valentine for Tom.


Patricia said...

How clever of you!

Debbie Haughland Chan said...

Thanks, Patricia. Every once in a while I get a good idea. I wonder how long it will be before he starts eating the fruit. He hasn't yet.

Harmony said...

Hi Debbie,
What was his reaction? What a clever idea! I might use it for my husband next year only I'll put it on a 5 dollar bill as he's a banker and not an artist by any stretch of the imagination!.. :)

Debbie Haughland Chan said...

You could create something with five dollar bills (you Americans reading, we don't have paper money in smaller amounts in Canada). For instance, roll them up long-ways, or twist them, then form them into loops. Make a chain of them that you hang someplace he can see first thing in the morning or when he comes home. Or on a piece of board, draw a heart and then tack the money chain to the outline so it looks like a heart.

Or turn a small branch of a tree with lots of twigs into a tree that you decorate with money rings. You might even be able to shape the twisted bills into hearts and hang them on the tree.

Another thing is use the bills to create origami shapes. You can then sew some thread onto them to create a loop for hanging.

Harmony said...

OH What good and funny ideas!

As you may not know, when married to a banking man, you do not have a surplus of five dollar bills as they are all invested and one must not deface our currency!

...but... I do have pennies and you have given me enough fodder to generate about 100 ideas in the past few minutes! So funny!

Thank you! sj

Debbie Haughland Chan said...

Glad I could make you smile!

jeanie said...

Look at you go!! Creative and talented and so thoughtful. The perfect Valentine. What a great idea. And many other ideas to share.

And PS you are looking very lovely!

Debbie Haughland Chan said...

Thanks, Jeanie. Nice to see you!