It's that time again! Time for cupids arrows and boxes filled with chocolate. Or, why don't you take a different approach.
Here are some Valentines day ideas sure to please the art lover in your life...
Here are 4 Ideas that are sure to make your Valentines Day super special!
1.A rose is still a rose. Take your significant other out to the theater. I know one thing I love to do is sit and watch a production. I marvel at the lights, staging, and talent presenting a story to flood the imagination with grandeur. Watching a live performance is so captivating, and gives you lots to talk about once the curtain closes and you're curled up together.
2.Take a walk into different worlds. There is something so immersive about going to an art gallery with your partner. You experience each other in a whole new way. Walk together and look at each piece of art. Share with each other how it makes you feel, what you think the artist is saying, and what the piece is saying to you. The process gives you so much insight into each other, and lets you connect in ways you never knew you could.
3.Those who paint together stay together. Sit and sip style painting classes are super trendy right now. You gather together for a class, they serve you wine, and you learn to paint! The class provides all the tools necessary, and the art you create is yours to take home. It's not only a great experience to share with your loved one, but you get to take home a memento of the occasion. Even better trade and take each others painting to make them extra special!
4. Do it yourself (requires preparation). For those of you that may want a more intimate experience with art try this. Choose a spread of fruits, cheese, wines, sweets, or any foods you like, lay it out picnic style, and take turns feeding each other blindfolded. As your partner is tasting each item ask them to use descriptive words (like bright, earthy, pungent, etc...) to describe what their feeling when they taste each item. Write down their descriptive words as you go along, you will need them in the next part. When both of you are all done tasting move on to the art. You can use whatever mediums you want as long as they are colorful. Take turns reading each others list of descriptive words back to them three words at a time. Then Choose a color that you feel those three words describe and paint a little with it. Move on to the next three words, pick another color, and paint a little with it. Keep doing this until you are all the way finished with your lists. There are no rules to what you are painting as long as you are painting what you feel. You can keep going as long as you want, an I suggest pairing this activity with wine. At the end you will have two very different views and expressions of the same experience.
I attached a video of one of the many ways that you could do a painting like this.
So what are your plans? Be sure to leave me a comment down below, and tell me all about it!
Whatever you do for this gushy mess of a holiday, make sure you have fun. Love one another, and cherish the time you have together.
As always, Live and love creative!