February 14th

The annual cycles are repeated infinitely and we are almost here on February 14th. The date is chosen is not known very well by whom to commemorate love. That date in which we must remind our partner that we are still here and that we show him with flowers. I propose a novel way of giving flowers that can be timeless. The flowers of my handkerchiefs or fans, separated or coordinated, you will surely find yours.

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examples of what you can find on my shop, and remember the price include a gift wrapping and protective bag for fans. Also a greeting card with the phrase that you. tell us

Reef, Hand painted silk scarf with coordinate fan by Arte y Seda (1429)




Valentine’s day

This year we propose some practically eternal flowers. Whether a scarf, a fan (together or separately) is an insurmountable option.


The origins of Valentine’s Day are not clear but many sources believe that it stems from the story of St Valentine, a Roman priest who was martyred on or around February 14 in the year 270 CE. How he became the patron saint of lovers remains a mystery but one theory is that the church used the day of St Valentine’s martyrdom to Christianize the old Roman Lupercalia, a pagan festival held around the middle of February.

The ancient ceremony included putting girls’ names in a box and letting the boys draw them out. Couples would then be paired off until the following year. The Christian church substituted saints’ names for girls’ names in hope that the participant would model his life after the saint whose name he drew. However, it was once again girls’ names that ended up in the box by the 16th century.

Eventually the custom of sending anonymous cards or messages to those whom one admired became the accepted way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. There was an increase in interest in Valentine’s Day, first in the United States and then in Canada, in the mid-19th century. Early versions of Valentine cards fashioned of satin and lace and ornamented with flowers, ribbons, and images of cupids or birds appeared in England in the 1880s.


VIII Autumn Exhibition

As many of you know I usually alternate the painting on silk with watercolor. They are my two great passions.

And today I want to invite you to the inauguration of the exhibition to which I have been invited as a participant. It will be the eighth edition of the autumn exhibition of the Association of Plastic Artists of Alhaurin de la Torre

Little by little, it seems that my watercolors are also known and claimed.

Angela García watercolor
Drums and Chelo