Valentine's day is a perfect day to get your loved ones that special gift. It’s a once-in-a-year occasion, so why not make it leave a long-lasting feeling? We bet you're already thinking about flowers, cakes, necklaces, boxes of chocolates, but why not be creative this year? Think outside the box (not the box of chocolates though). Why not something tangible? Why not something that can serve as a souvenir? Why not something that can express emotions too? You’re still not getting it? ART! We’re talking about ART.
Truth is that art is in the form of poetry, music, drawing; but in this context we’re talking about the visual aspect of art (drawings, paintings). Even for someone who has everything, an artwork would make an excellent gift. Taking out the time to make/pick an art piece for your loved one is a wonderful way to show how much that person means to you. Do you still need help on how to express yourself to your loved ones through art? Here are a few ways to express yourself through art gifting:
(a). A portrait of the person
(b). A painting that expresses emotion or have deeper romantic meaning
(c). A portrait of the both of you also works well
(d). A painting of a place/item special to the person. It could even be a painting of the place you two met (for romantic partners), etc.
It is important, before giving someone an artwork as a gift, to know what type of things the person likes. For example, the person’s favorite color, content, style, favorite artist, genre (if the person is an art fanatic). Do you think it’s a difficult thing to do? No, it’s not. You’ve just got to do your little bit of research and assessment of the person.
Reasons to gift your loved one artwork:
- Art is memorable. They’ll be reminded of you constantly.
- Art is personal and most times carries emotions.
- Art doesn’t need maintenance to be enjoyed.
- Art is tangible.
You know those paintings you’ve seen a few times and thought they looked nice & would make an amazing gift for someone special? Well...now’s the time to make that someone feel special.
“I feel there’s nothing more artistic than loving people” -Vincent Van Gogh
Today is a day we reminisce and think about all things love, that’s why we couldn’t help but think “art” too. Art and love are usually entwined together. Probably, that’s why there are lots of artworks depicting different acts of love. Both require expression of emotions.