“Let Love Rain”

Valentines day is one of my favorite holidays (I love the color scheme, hearts, chocolates, baby cupids, sparkles, gift exchanging, crafty valentines cards, and of course my husband). Many of my friends, especially the single ladies, find it to be one of the harder days of the year. The older we get the more I long for everyone I know to be in love, no matter the day.

Each new year, I find myself trying to decide what to do for a Valentines art show. I usually show my work in restaurants, coffee shops, or, as is the case this year, a flower shop.

I set out to do a mini series about lovers under umbrellas, entitled “Let Love Rain”. I painted the first half of the couple, a woman, and then sketched out a man next to her. However, as it happens, he just didn’t fit into the picture. This got me thinking about my single friends. The mini series that flowed from my paintbrush still says, “Let Love Rain,” but not just on the lovers; may love rain on my wonderful single friends as well!

This February 14th I not only want to show my husband I love him (though he will be half way across the country on Valentines day), I want to remember my four (dearest) friends who are waiting for love to rain down on their lives.

Friend 1. Waiting for Love
She wants you to know that she is worth waiting for. When the time is right she will be ready.

Friend 2. Ready for Love
She is sophisticated and beautiful, seemingly fine without having a lover, and yet she is putting herself “out there,” so to speak, and waiting for rain; looking and hoping for someone to come along beside her.

Friend 3. Rush of Love
If you have ever been in love you remember the exciting start where you could feel it coming… like wind rushing around you (the smell of rain). There is nothing like it…when you find that someone who might be the one.

Friend 4. Reflection of Love
We see our reflection in the water on the ground, and realize that the storm is over. She must move on hoping that soon “the perfect fit” will come along.

Let’s hope it rains this Valentine’s day (for everyone)

Xoxox Lydia (Lahstudios)

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20 Responses to “Let Love Rain”

  1. Lydia, your work is stunning! Thank you for sharing it with all of us.

  2. Wow, Lydia I love this! The paintings are fantastic and the story that goes with each one is extremely touching. I could think of single friends who fit in each painting. What a gift you have.

  3. Naomi Boyer says:

    Lydia, these are absolutely stunning. I love how you have captured so many different essences of those first exhilarating moments of young love.

    I, too, have always loved Valentine’s Day. I don’t care that it was “created by greeting card companies”… any day involving flowers and chocolate and the celebration of love is fine by me!

  4. Virginia says:

    Beautiful! Those would be beautiful prints and cards! The last is my favorite! =) I want that in my sewing room!

  5. Amazing! Sometimes it is just nice to look at something beautiful.

  6. lizirynn says:

    This is beautiful! Thank you Lydia, each one of these speaks to my heart :]

  7. Kendra Smitj says:

    I love this Lydia! I am so proud of you and proud to call you my friend! I hope everyone else can see how talented you are! Hopefully soon I’ll see some more of your beautiful paintings hanging in my house!

  8. I love these pictures and the stories they tell, thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. So, Lydia. How much are these paintings…and do you ship? =)

  10. i love love love love this! so beautiful.

  11. Lydia says:

    They are from top to bottom 375$/420(sold)/350/&225 (all different sizes) They are all one of a kind-originals; never to be repainted. And Yes I do ship. 😉

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