Valentine’s Dessert 2

The more you love, the more love you are given to love with.
–Lucien Price

With love comes promises of sentiment as rapturous as fall’s splendor of color and as delicate as a crystal of snow. Love empowers us to handle the struggles that bind us, the struggles that stretch us to grow. The familiar sights and muffled sounds of each moment vibrate with greater intensity when we’re giving and receiving love.
We’re deluded to think the love of others will complete us, so we strive for it; we long for it. But we receive love only when we’re unselfishly offering it. It is one of life’s wonderful mysteries that we must first give love away if we hope to get it.
Loving another tests our patience, strength, and security. Love spurned is dreaded and perhaps too familiar, but we must risk it once again if we are to find the love we deserve. 
The gifts of love are many and guaranteed when the act of love is honest, unselfish, whole, and unconditionally offered.
— Karen Casey

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Valentine’s Dessert 2 – 4.5″ x 3.5″ Watercolor & Sharpie

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Here is your second calorie free dessert for Valentine’s week.  The pastry was from a reference photo by Mo at WetCanvas.  The plate and doily are  all me!  😀

Sophie at Just4Crafters has a cool tutorial for a Valentine’s Day card.  I may try my hand at it today.  It looks like so much fun.  She had a cool birdhouse (The Love Shack)  tutorial before that, if you have a little more time on your hands.  Thanks Sophie!

Junius Lucien Price (January 6, 1883 – March 30, 1964), who also published under the name Seymour Deming, was the author of more than a dozen books and a writer for publications such as The Boston Evening Transcript and The Atlantic Monthly. At the time of his death at age 81 he was still writing for the Boston Globe.  Source:  Wikipedia

Karen Casey

Millions of people around the world spend a few moments in quiet reflection with Karen Casey every day. Karen is the best-selling author of Each Day a New Beginning, the first daily meditation book written expressly for women in recovery from addiction. Published in 1981, Each Day a New Beginning has sold more than three million copies and has been translated into ten different languages. Over the years, readers around the world have come to regard Karen as a trusted companion on the recovery journey. Among her other best-selling inspirational books are Keepers of the Wisdom, A Woman’s Spirit, Fearless Relationships, and A Life of My Own. In her newest book, Serenity (Hazelden, 2007), Karen shares favorite passages that gently convey simple lessons for living with greater peace, hope, and trust. Karen enjoys golfing and riding her Harley with her husband. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Naples, Florida.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pj Hornberger
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 07:04:59

    I think I love your blog… and I enjoyed the dessert. 🙂


  2. just4crafters
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 21:50:57

    Beth you made my day! Thanks for referring others to my blog! I’m glad you like the crafts. I love your paintings especially your calorie free desserts!!! Your doily and plate are fantastic!!! Wish all the best! ~Sophia


  3. Cindy D
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 08:42:17

    I really like those plates and doilies! Lovely little happy scenes. I like this one a bit better because there are more fruits! Very cute. Also, Happy Valentine’s Day!


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