February 05, 2021 – Reblog, “Grounded Heart” via Tiffany Arp-Daleo

Grounded Heart by Tiffany Arp-Daleo https://tiffanyarpdaleo.com/2021/02/02/grounded-heart/
Grounded Heart by Tiffany Arp-Daleo

I had some other posts planned for this time period, ended up with some options this afternoon in term of timing, and decided getting Tiffany’s fabulous great-for-Valentines good-all-year newest watercolor “heart” was too nice to wait any longer 😊

Also, I’d managed to post an excerpt of when I (Arturo in my novella, The Old American Artist) first met, well, literally first laid eyes on (in the novella, Rosetta), my wife Sheila 💕

So this afternoon, settling down after chores and a fantastic sandwich lunch, I decided there was no sense waiting any longer or any closer to Valentines – seriously, you’ve got to see this art work and her close-up of it (both in very nice high resolution), and see if a print or gift item with it on it might not just be the right valentine for your Valentine!

Grounded Heart T-Shirt by Tiffany Arp-Daleo https://tiffanyarpdaleo.com/2021/02/02/grounded-heart/
Grounded Heart T-Shirt by Tiffany Arp-Daleo

The snazzy looking young lady above is just one of many options for Tiffany’s “Grounded Heart” ♥️

I hope you’ll give her post a quick, or lingering, look!

Also both her post and the comments provide interesting info of her creative process, something I always find interesting!

On the Way to the Cantina by Tiffany Arp-Daleo

And my series of reblog posts re Tiffany and her work were here at –

Thanks so much, everyone!
Here’s wishing us all the best for the next month of February and especially on our now nearly universal sweet heart’s day – Valentine’s Day 🥰


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Thanks again, everyone! 😊


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  1. Wow! You just made my day, Adan! Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words, and for sharing all the links! 🙏 You are the BEST, have a great weekend celebrating the 41st anniversary of meeting your bride! Such a beautiful story! 🥰

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