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visual artist and writer marisol diaz

i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Dia de San Valentin

Fun pushing.

This is a ceramic drape-mold wall piece that I made as a wedding gift for a friend.

Well -today is that lovely day of tugging on someone's shirt sleeve and reminding them that you celebrate your LLLL OOOOO VVVVVV EEEEE for them. And no worries if that person is not an intimate partner, but instead a person who has simply lit up your world with "I'm there for you always-buddy".

For example, yesterday I received a phone call from a florist trying to make a surprise delivery of flowers. Since my hubby insisted they were not from him, all I could ask myself was "Who could they be from???" I asked this question over and over until the delivery arrived. Honestly, I was kind of excited, yet nervous about having the prospect of a secret admirer lurking in my midst, especially one that wasn't my husband. Could someone else find me special???? What if it was someone creepy? Having an anonymous crush can be amusing, but only for a bit. So the flowers were delivered and I was spared all the mysterious-secret-spy-movie-stuff and was deeply relieved and moved when the card read "From MOM, Happy Valentines Day!" So please at least take out a moment to call Mom or Dad today. Or if yor mom is anything like my mom, you'll never hear the end of it:-)

I received some wonderful stories and words from people - so thank you to all - YOU know who you are. I encourage visitors to this blog to read these fantastic little stories that my guests have shared. Stories of burnt overflowing rice and parental love that lasted through the ages. Life is great and regardless of the commercialization we can't deny what makes it great is love.Would you like some wine with this cheese?

Reader Comments (3)

I absolutely am in love with your website...I mean it means more to me now than when you first created it....It really gets better with age. And your blog is more beautiful than any I have ever seen! well, there was that one blog in grad school but it meant nothing to me, I mean I didn't even post to it! do you think maybe if the lighting and music are right onthis romantic night of all nights just perhaps, you could shut off the damned computer for once, you're addicted to the thing!!! love, your adoring family

February 14, 2008 | Unregistered Commentergregg

Ms. Diaz, that is such a beautiful wall piece. Can you make me one please? Maybe when I get married? :) I love your site and your blog!

February 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmi

p.s. I also love all of Mr. Emery's posts. hahaha

February 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterEmi

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