I like to joke that there is a “holiday” for everything. I am not sure how it came to be but today is considered “National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day”. I have a great respect for the arts after years of studying art and architecture throughout high school and college. I love visiting museums, although I don’t visit as often as I would like. Art presents itself in a variety of forms and is a subject that touches everyone differently and what moves me may not move you and vice versa. valentines heart gift tag 4_Reviving Charm

I use to sketch quite a bit while in college although my skills are extremely rusty. But every now and then I love to pick up the paintbrush and do a quick watercolor, usually something abstract in nature. This past weekend I thought I would pull out my watercolors to create some gift tags for Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate Inspire Your Heart with Art Day than sharing what I’ve created? Hopefully, this will inspire you to take time out to enjoy your own creative skills. (What creative thing do you enjoy doing most?)

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This project was simple and convenient since I had all the supplies already on hand. I trimmed my watercolor paper to size (approximately 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches) and created simple graphic images using watercolors. I punched a hole in the corner of each tag and attached matching satin cord. Easy peasy and Voilà… simple gift tags and miniature works of art for recipients to enjoy.  valentines heart gift tag 3_Reviving Charmart inspiration quote_Reviving Charmvalentines heart gift tag 2a_Reviving Charm



    • Karen B. says:

      What a great idea. I love watercolor painting and, while I’m no artist, I could do something simple for Valentine’s day. Thank you for always inspiring me.

      • Reviving Charm says:

        Hi Karen – Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Whip out some paint and go to town! These were simple and fun to put together. I’d love to see what you come up with.

    • Reviving Charm says:

      Thank you, Celia. Oh, I love Chicago but have actually never been to The Chicago Art Institute during my short trip there. Enjoy your upcoming trip to the museum and have a wonderful visit with your son. I hope you share Chicago with us on your blog!

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