How to Say I Love You

Valentine’s is a tricky road of cliches and panic.  And love.  Yes, there’s some of that too.

If you’re looking for a slightly more creative way of showing some adoration, here’s a tip that I like to work with:

Do you have a favourite hobby/food/place/activity?  It’s a little unconventional for sure, but telling someone that you love/like/fancy them more than a particularly prized object or activity gives a tangible comparison.

For example, I LOVE granola.  So much so that I took to eating it for breakfast every morning.  Then I started lovingly baking my own.  Sometimes I’ll even eat it for not-breakfast.  Now and then, for a treat I’ll keep a shot glass of granola to hand so I can nibble on it whilst I’m working…

Anyway, if I’m to tell my partner that I love him more than I love granola, then BOOM: that’s a mighty comparison right there.

I also like this technique from other perspectives too.  This was the line of thought behind these pictures:

If I Was…

Something I like about the words ‘I love you’, is that they are so universal in concept that there are lots of ways of expressing them.  My personal iterations tend to be quite off-beat, which helps me come up with some incredibly quirky ways of saying ‘I love you’.  I like to think that I’m not the only person in this world that has a quirky interpretation of love, and that my professions of affection are romantic and not… Just plain ol’ weird.  I’ll let you decide for yourself…pen and watercolour painting of people running from a dinosaur

Handwritten Lovely Words

After the last post, using brush and ink for the handwritten quote, I decided that I quite liked using a brush to write.  Most often I use pen, or even sometimes twigs to draw and write.  This time though, I just wrote all the lovely words that came to mind and fit them together for a happy Monday post.

 

hand written brush typography

heart illustration diagram

This One’s For The Lovers

Merry Valentine’s Season!  If you love someone but aren’t sure how to say it, let me help you.  In my true idiosyncratic way, this picture is for you to share with your loved ones, when those three little words don’t seem to quite cut it.

diagram of a human heart with a 'you are here' sign