Beuys terous

Couple Carving a Heart into a Tree

February 11th to 18th is Tree Love Week. All around Valentine’s Day, why not express your appreciation of a tree (or several).

Saint Valentine was a rebel against conformity – he believed in love, so he performed weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. Be a rebel by being Beuysterous. Show your love of trees, as they provide habitats for so many creatures…and so many other things. Chaucer popularised Valentine’s day with the Parlement of Foules, the love between mating birds. A lot of that love takes place in trees, of course.

What can you do for Tree Love Week? Write an ode onto a label or make sashes with hearts, or a waterproof card, and put them onto your beloved tree. Or you could plant flowers in a tree pit. Or provide a nest for some nesting love birds.

What about making a portrait of yourself or someone…

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painter, print-maker and illustrator

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