Happy Valentine's Day - Be Mine, Be True, Say Yes

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE - A Valentine's Day Pop Art. Available in various sizes as an archival print or a giclee on canvas at PopArtDiva.com.

Do you remember Valentine's Day when you were a kid? Those shoe boxes you decorated up in class, plastered with red and pink and cupids galore? School paste all over your fingers that you licked off? A little slit in the top where everyone could drop in their wishes for a Happy 14th of February?

Remember the cards your mom bought for you by the bag? Hundreds of little die cut, single layer missives that extolled the virtues of love and said what was in your heart? Did you always panic that that special someone would not leave you a card, or worse yet, no one would leave you one? Yeah, emotional stress of the highest level!

Remember the little heart candies made by Necco? The ones that said corny things like Be Mine, Forever, My Man, Be True, Say Yes? I guess nowadays they have updated the sayings to things like "Hot Stuff" and "Yo, Babe!" or something else in the current slang. Too bad. Those corny sayings had a charm, didn't they? We knew 50 years ago they were corny and we didn't care. They were still sweet and they were candies with a message!

Though I have my issues with Valentine's Day (you might enjoy reading my Valentine's Post - Is Cupid the Gangsta of Love?) I still like Valentine's candy. I love the chocolate and the big huge boxes shaped like a heart. Okay, I may not be a St. Valentine's Day fan, but I'm okay with sweets!

Anyhoo, for those of you who are in love, love the idea of being in love, hope to be in love or just love life, here's my latest Pop Art, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE - A Valentine's Day Pop Art inspired by the oncoming event of Valentine's Day and those little heart candies from my childhood.

Happy Valentine's Day! And stop by The Martini Diva for my Valentine's Day Martini - The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Martini