The Beatle’s sang, “all you need is love.”
Victor Hugo wrote, “To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.”
George Eliot posited,”What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life?”
For centuries, artists, authors, philosophers,and individuals from all walks of life have defined, grappled with, imagined, and sought the greatness of love. Love– from family, friends, or that special someone–inspires. It inspires kindness, passion, charity, music, art.
February is the month to celebrate love, in all of its forms! To help, Practical Art has put together a Valentine’s day gift guide. Each one-of-a-kind piece is paired with a literary quote about love, to help inspire your creativity and affection. Find a unique, hand-made piece of art that expresses your love!
Flower Vase by Annette Weaver
“Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star.” E.E. Cummings
“She is a mortal danger to all men. She is beautiful without knowing it, and possesses charms that she’s not even aware of. She is like a trap set by nature – a sweet perfumed rose in whose petals Cupid lurks in ambush!” Edmond Rostand
XOXO Coasters by Hazel & Violet
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” Robert Browning
Vase by Tom Budzak
“You don’t love because: you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults.”William Faulkner
“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” Leo Tolstoy
“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” Margaret Mitchell
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” A.A. Milne