Paper Art

Posted by Felicity on February 18, 2011 in Blog
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After about a month of glorious weather, bad weather finally came to San Francisco.  It has been rainy and windy all week, and yesterday it actually hailed.  The upside is that Giovanni and I had to go for an indoor outing today.  We went to the Legion of Honor and saw a really cool new [...]

pizza my heart

Posted by Felicity on February 14, 2011 in Blog
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I, too, shall share the story of my Valentine.  A lot of people do not believe in love at first sight.  But I swear that the first moment I saw Drew, I said to myself “I am in love with that boy.”  Of course, I was 14 at the time.  At first I loved him [...]

more about personal stuff

Posted by Mara on February 11, 2011 in Blog
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The Powers That Be at HAND Drawn by Mara have instructed me to blog more about personal stuff. It seems the blog content is becoming a little too sell, sell, sell. A good point. Because that is not interesting. I have no problem with this directive at all. As a reader, I’m definitely way more [...]

We have a winner!

Posted by Felicity on February 8, 2011 in Blog
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Congratulations Bernadette!  You were correct.  The song Mara was quoting was “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered,” lyrics by Lorenz Hart.  I also knew who it was because of Ella Fitzgeralds’s recording of the song.  You will be receiving a pack of Love Notes, on us.  I love contests!

FREE lovin’

Posted by Mara on February 8, 2011 in Blog
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Valentine’s Day is fun–one of my faves I think. Who doesn’t love love? Furthermore, I think grouchy, unsentimental partners who are put out by the consumer corruption of Valentine’s Day are just making it worse. That seems like the dumbest excuse in the book to me that V-Day-is-just-a-way-for-chocolatiers-and-florists-to-make-a-buck and why-should-I-express-my-love-more-on-Feb.-14th-than-any-other-day-of-the-year? Because you should always want [...]

We have gotten all dolled up for Valentines Day!

Posted by Felicity on February 4, 2011 in Blog
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Mara and Drew have dressed up our site for Valentine’s Day.  I have to admit that Giovanni is my favorite, but Sampson also looks quite dashing.  Be sure to look around our site before the decorations come down.

Buy Valentines at Local Harvest in St. Louis

Posted by Felicity on February 4, 2011 in Blog
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We are excited to announce that Hand Drawn by Mara cards will continue to be sold at Local Harvest in St. Louis.  Local Harvest is this really cool grocery store in St. Louis that is committed to selling local groceries.  They also have a cafe with super yummy food.  If you live in St. Louis, [...]

love in language

Posted by Mara on February 1, 2011 in Blog
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Today we’re discussing art, but also we will address the very entertaining subject of vocabulary. Our Be My Valentine Adult Series (Adult Advertisement), in addition to being cute and clever in some aspect I hope, also offers many useful vocabulary words. Many words that might come in handy right around this time of year. Some [...]