An Artist's Quest

SHAKE IT UP: 40 ways to say I love you

El Corazon

Well I focused my attention and intentions on Love this week and came up with this collage piece and I have to say I fell in love with.  I broke out of my habitual way of working this time, and shaking it up brought some great results.  Usually I plan out my collages, laying out the images and carefully placing each piece.  This time I decided I needed to loosen up and what better theme to do that on than love.  The Mexican Lotteria card for heart, el Corazon, inspired me.  I used multiple images of the el Corazon card and started gluing and laying down images with abandon.  Many layers later along with some paint, rubber stamping, encaustic medium and even a shrinkie dink (my angel at the bottom).  I came up with my thoughts on love.  Love in all it’s chaotic, joyious, tumultuous, playful, extraordinary wonder.  And I offer it up to you my faithful readers, so shake it up a bit,  get out there and say “I love you”, and if that’s not enough here’s 40 ways to say it, have a love filled week. Happy early Valentines Day!

  • 1. Arabic – Ohiboke / Nohiboka
  • 2. Burmese – Chit pa de
  • 3. Bulgarian – Obicham te!
  • 4. Chinese – : Ngo oi nei (Cantonese)
  • 5. Croatian – Volim te!
  • 6. Danish – Jeg elsker dig!
  • 7. Dutch- Ik hou van je!
  • 8. Filipino – Mahal Kita / Iniibig kita!
  • 9. Finnish – (Mä) rakastan sua!
  • 10. French – Je t’aime!
  • 11. German – Ich liebe dich!
  • 12. Greek – S’ayapo!
  • 13. Hawaiian – Aloha wau ia ‘oe!
  • 14. Hindi – Mai tumase pyar karata hun
  • 15. Hungarian – Szeretlek!
  • 16. Indonesian – Saya cinta padamu!
  • 17. Irish – t’a gr’a agam dhuit!
  • 18. Italian – Ti amo!
  • 19. Japanese – Kimi o ai shiteru!
  • 20. Korean – Saranghamnida!
  • 21. Latin – Te amo!
  • 22. Lebanese – Bahibak
  • 23. Malaysian – Saya cintamu!
  • 24. Mandarin – Wo ai ni!
  • 25. Norwegian – Jeg elsker deg!
  • 26. Polish – Kocham ciebie!
  • 27. Portuguese – Eu te amo!
  • 28. Romanian – Te iubesc!
  • 29. Russian – Ya tyebya lyublyu!
  • 30. Serbian – Volim te
  • 31. Spanish – Te amo!
  • 32. Swedish – Jag älskar dig!
  • 33. Thai – Phom rug khun / Chan rug khun
  • 34. Tongan – ‘Ofa ‘atu
  • 35. Turkish – Seni seviyorum!
  • 36. Ukrainian – Ya tebe kokhayu!
  • 37. Urdu – Main tumse muhabbat karta hoon!
  • 38. Vietnamese – Anh yeu em / Em yeu an
  • 39. Welsh – Rwy’n dy garu di!
  • 40. Yiddish – Kh’hob dikh lib!

Check out my website new pieces have been added to both the Mandala Challenge and ipad drawing pages… with BUY NOW buttons… thanks Jack.  This El Corazon piece will be coming soon… I work too fast for my webmaster!  http://lisathorpe.com

8 responses

  1. Val

    What an exciting and beautiful way to express the myriad feelings and moods of love. Also got your yearly Valentine in the mail. Always a treat to see what you come up with.

    February 10, 2012 at 7:56 am

    • Thanks Val glad to know the postal service is still making it happen, sometimes it’s nice to put out something in the REAL world not just the www.

      February 10, 2012 at 9:04 am

  2. czech: miluji te

    great art piece!

    February 10, 2012 at 10:26 am

    • Ok now we have 41 ways to say I LOVE YOU! Thanks Marie

      February 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

  3. jean Farmer

    I LOVE this piece of art

    February 10, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    • Thanks, all the people I love (like you) went into the inspiration!

      February 15, 2012 at 1:34 pm

  4. Mary Anne

    Wow! The art is wonderful and the multi-lingual list is great. Thank you..and may everyday be Valentine’s Day as…love also is necessary.

    February 11, 2012 at 8:28 am

    • A friend sent this quote in a Valentines email it’s a good one to keep close.
      “What remains of us is love.” –Phillip Larkin

      February 15, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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