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Art of the Day: Saturday February 18, 2006

An Antique Heart

- by Noelle Hunt

This week's theme: Be Mine

Tuesday is Valentine's Day. Have you ever wondered how it got started?

St. Valentine was a roman who was martyred on February 14, 269 A.D - a day set aside for love lotteries. Another legend states that there was a ban on Roman soldiers marrying and St. Valentine helped to secretly arrange marriages. The most common legend says that while he was imprisoned, he became friends with the jailer's daughter. Before he was martyred, St. Valentine left her a farewell note that he signed "From Your Valentine".

The association of Valentine's Day with romantic love began in the middle ages. In England and France, the 14th of February was traditionally considered the day that birds paired off to mate. It became common for lovers to send love notes and call each other "valentines". Over the centuries, Valentine's Day has grown into what it is today. While it is still very much a day for romance, it is also a day that we recognize all those in our lives for whom we feel love and affection.

In honor of Valentine's Day, EBSQ's Art Of The Day presents some selections from our holiday gallery. Please feel free to browse the work in our Valentine's Day Gallery - and remember, all the pieces can be shared as e-cards with those special people.

-Melissa Morton

Art: An Antique Heart by Artist Noelle Hunt
"An Antique Heart" is another textured art piece by Noelle Hunt. A perfect gift for Love of your life, this miniature art will fit perfectly into a small space. The texture was created using a lightweight acrylic paste, which adds texture without weight.

Painted on all sides this gallery wrapped piece does not need to be framed but can be hung directly on the wall! The piece is also wide enough to stand alone on a shelf or desk so your sweetie will always know your thinking of them.

I will ship this piece airmail for my usual ground surface charge so you will be sure to receive this item in plenty of time for Valentine’s day!

Show someone you love them buy the original art!

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Detail Image for art An Antique Heart

Detail Image for art An Antique Heart

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