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Valentine Cards by Montero
There was a running joke about my mother when I was growing up. It was said that if you were still too long, Mom would paint you.
Over time my mother would paint just about anything. At one point in time she began using watercolors to paint greeting cards. These one of a kind card would go out to friends and family over the years. There are only a few of these cards left.
The Valentine Cherubs happily dance over greeting cards and notecards.
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Many of the Valentine Cards Montero painted tended to be sent to young people in her life. The Valentine Cherub joined many others such as the Christmas Cherub and the Easter Cherub. I have also found the Fourth of July Cherub and the Halloween Cherub.
Montero loved to paint and I am discovering more and more of her wonderful paintings I hope to share with you.